Welcome To VANCOUVER'S LEADING startup hub

We are a tech incubator providing You with the mentorship, resources, network and environment you need to launch, fund and grow your startup.

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#MakeTheLEAP

Discover how to get started today, even if you have very little time and money! No More Excuses, Time To Get Your Amazing Idea Off The Ground and Get Shit Done!

FREE STARTUP RESOURCES

Free Startup Resources

Carefully Curated Startup Resources To Get You Started  

► The Startup Course | Learn How To Build A Startup
► Startup Growth Roadmap | Get From Idea To Product Market Fit
► Startup Grader | Grade Your Startup Against Key Metrics
► AMA | Answering Your Most Pressing Startup Questions

 
Launch Academy: STARTUP TRAINING PROGRAMS

STARTUP TRAINING Programs

The Most Comprehensive Startup Training Programs

► Make The Leap | Unleash The Power of Your Amazing Ideas!
► LEAP Online | Launch, Fund, And Grow Your Startup. Anywhere.
► LEAP | Launch, Fund, And Grow Your Startup In 5 Weeks!
► Marketing For Startups | Grow From MVP To First Paid Customer.

 

Startup Visa Program

Build Your Startup In The Best Country In The World

► Immigrate as permanent residents with your entire family.
► Get access to our network of mentors, support and services from companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Google.
► Intros to the most relevant people in your industry.

 

Startup Incubation Program

Incubate Your Startup At The Heart of Vancouver’s Tech Scene  

► Year-round mentorship office hours.
► 24/7 hot desk access, quiet work zone, and ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
► Over $1 million in perks
► Intros to accelerators, angel investors and VC’s.


 

A Growing community of Startup Founders

As a nonprofit leader focused on community impact, Launch Academy aims to train and support more than 100,000 entrepreneurs by 2025.

 
The most comprehensive startup training programs Part-time and online startup training programs so you can build your startup without having to leave your day job.

The most comprehensive startup training programs

Part-time and online startup training programs so you can build your startup without having to leave your day job.

A Curated community of 1000+ like-minded entrepreneurs Year-round mentorship office hours, regular meetups, workshops, pitch competitions and LaunchTalks featuring the North America's best minds.

A Curated community of 1000+ like-minded entrepreneurs

Year-round mentorship office hours, regular meetups, workshops, pitch competitions and LaunchTalks featuring the North America's best minds.

Start a Global Business From Anywhere With Stripe Atlas Incorporate a US business, set up a US-based business account, get tax and legal advice and accept payments from your US customers.

Start a Global Business From Anywhere With Stripe Atlas

Incorporate a US business, set up a US-based business account, get tax and legal advice and accept payments from your US customers.

AT The Heart of The Tech Startup Scene Our amazing 12,000 sq ft space is located in heart of Gastown, home of Vancouver’s startup scene. Offering 24/7 hot desk access, quiet working zone, and ultra-fast Wi-Fi.

AT The Heart of The Tech Startup Scene

Our amazing 12,000 sq ft space is located in heart of Gastown, home of Vancouver’s startup scene. Offering 24/7 hot desk access, quiet working zone, and ultra-fast Wi-Fi.

OVER $1 MILLION IN PERKS Receive up to $20,000 in Google Cloud Credits, $60,000 in Microsoft Credits, $1,000 in Amazon AWS Credits, $120,000 IBM Global Entrepreneur Program credits and many other perks and discounts.

OVER $1 MILLION IN PERKS

Receive up to $20,000 in Google Cloud Credits, $60,000 in Microsoft Credits, $1,000 in Amazon AWS Credits, $120,000 IBM Global Entrepreneur Program credits and many other perks and discounts.

Investor And Accelerator Intros Meet angel investors and VC's through Launch Academy's investor network and access our accelerator partners including Y-combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups.

Investor And Accelerator Intros

Meet angel investors and VC's through Launch Academy's investor network and access our accelerator partners including Y-combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups.


Ryan Holmes
 
As an entrepreneur, some of your biggest challenges will be dealing with isolation and overcoming self-doubt. Launch Academy is a community of like-minded people who will help you get a leg up, so you can get your amazing idea off the ground.”
 

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We are incredibly proud of our alumni

We have incubated over 500 companies that have collectively raised over $100 million and created more than 1000 jobs.

 

 

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