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Designated Organization for Canada's Startup Visa Program

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

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Incubation/Acceleration

LaunchPad Canada

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

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Startup Course

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

Launch Members Across The World

Incubated over

6000

ENTREPRENEURS

From

100+

COUNTRIES

Creating more than

3800

JOBS

Collectively raising

$2.5B

IN FUNDING

Launch Members Across The World
Launch Members Global
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.

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

Learn More
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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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, Lighthouse Labs

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, Covalent

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
Launch Alumni

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
Launch Alumni

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.

Launch Alumni

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

Alumni Network

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

Designated Org Canada Startup Visa
Culture & Diversity Award
Top 10 Incubator in Canada

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

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