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Canadian Startup Visa

startup visa canada

For international tech founders looking to move their company & family to Canada & scale to North America.

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LAUNCHPAD

Incubation/Acceleration

LaunchPad

For entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses through resources, mentorship and networking.

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LAUNCH YOUR STARTUP

Startup Course

Launch Your Startup

For aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to take their idea off the ground and launch their own startup.

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Incubated over

6000

ENTREPRENEURS

From

100+

COUNTRIES

Creating more than

3800

JOBS

Collectively raising

$2.5B

IN FUNDING

Incubated over

6000

ENTREPRENEURS

From

100+

COUNTRIES

Creating more than

3800

JOBS

Collectively raising

$2B

IN FUNDING

Launch Milestones
Traction Conference

With a global community of more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, Traction brings leaders from the fastest-growing tech companies to share business advice via webinars, retreats, and conferences. Traction Conf has been ranked amongst the top 10 marketing conferences in North America.

Traction Conf 2022 was held in Vancouver from August 10-11 with speakers from Atlassian, UiPath, Twitter, Mercury and many more.

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Traction Conference

With a global community of more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, Traction brings leaders from the fastest-growing tech companies to share business advice via webinars, retreats, and conferences. Traction Conf has been ranked amongst the top 10 marketing conferences in North America.

This year’s Traction Conf is scheduled for August 10-11 in Vancouver with speakers from Atlassian, Shopify, UiPath, Twitter, Active Campaign and many more.

Register Now
Traction Conference

With a global community of more than 100,000 entrepreneurs, Traction brings leaders from the fastest-growing tech companies to share business advice via webinars, retreats, and conferences. Traction Conf has been ranked amongst the top 10 marketing conferences in North America.

This year’s Traction Conf is scheduled for August 10-11 in Vancouver with speakers from Atlassian, Shopify, UiPath, Twitter, Active Campaign and many more.

Register Now
Scott Hirsch

Launch Academy is a great place for startups to get their feet on the ground. They can connect you with hundreds of other entrepreneurs, funding opportunities and resources to get started. The team is super friendly, helpful and kind with their assistance. I highly recommend working with Launch!

Scott Hirsch, Co-founder & CTO, TalentMarketplace
Khurram Virani

Hands down, Launch Academy is THE tech startup hub of Western Canada, if not all of Canada. Space, mentorship, entrepreneurship education, tech education, and accelerators are just some of the offerings and benefits of being in the space. Happy to be a part of it!

Khurram Virani , Co-founder, Lighthouse Labs
Jacqueline Kim Perez

This is where my journey all began in the tech space. I am so grateful to Ray Walia, Alex Chuang, and the team at Launch for helping me become the leader I am today. The warm welcomes and people that I met there are the closest gang I’ve known for 6 years now. 

Jacqueline Kim Perez, Head of Operations & Token Marketing, Covalent
sean languedoc

If those bricks could talk! SOOOO many great companies started there thanks to you Alex Chuang Ray Walia Boris Wertz. You transformed the economy of BC, not just Vancouver/Gastown.

Sean Languedoc, Founder, CEO Global Talent Accelerator
Hussein Hallak

I was in a new country, I had a family, and money was running out fast. So the last thing on my mind was doing something as risky as pursuing an idea and building a company. Then everything changed the moment I walked through Launch Academy’s doors in June of 2014…from the moment you were in, you became a part of the Launch crew. Everything done at Launch is dedicated to supporting the Vancouver startup community.

Hussein Hallak, Founder & CEO, Next Decentrum

ALUMNI

Some of the world’s finest tech companies started their journey at Launch and many new companies join us each year through our various programs.

Our rich alumni network consists of businesses such as Thinkific, Flutterwave, Bloombase, Later, SmartArm, Local Adventures and many more!

Alumni Network

ALUMNI

Some of the world’s finest tech companies started their journey at Launch and many new companies join us each year through our various programs.

Our rich alumni network consists of businesses such as Thinkific, Flutterwave, Bloombase, Later, SmartArm, Local Adventures and many more!

Alumni Network

ALUMNI

Some of the world’s finest tech companies started their journey at Launch and many new companies join us each year through our various programs.

Our rich alumni network consists of businesses such as Thinkific, Flutterwave, Bloombase, Later, SmartArm, Local Adventures and many more!

Alumni Network

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

Designated Organization of Canada's Startup Visa Program
BC Workplace Inclusion Award
Crunchbase Top 10 Incubators

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

Awards & Affiliations

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