Startup Canada PM


Startup Canada’s mission is to make Canada the best place in the world to start and grow a business.


As the voice of entrepreneurs, Startup Canada leads a national grassroots effort to build a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem that will fuel economic prosperity.


Since 2012, Startup Canada has launched 20 Startup Communities, built a network of more than 80,000 Canadians, worked with 400 partner organizations and 300 volunteers, and has become a leading catalyst in the global entrepreneurship movement as the secretariat of the Startup Nations and the founding investor in Startup Generation. Learn more at www.startupcan.ca.




“Canada needs a new generation of citizen-leaders who are crystal-clear about their purpose, who are powered by the passion of a big vision, and who transform the status quo by mobilizing communities of people to build systems that create profit and prosperity for all.” – Davender Gupta


Startup Canada Facts 


  1. Startup Canada launched in May 2012 and today it is one Canada’s most followed and active national entrepreneurship organizations. 
  2. Startup Canada represents more than 300 volunteers, more than 80,000 entrepreneurs and more 400 partner organizations that support entrepreneurs through mentorship, space, funding and resources.
  3. Startup Canada is  not for profit, independent and inclusive of all entrepreneurs and those who support them.
  4. Startup Canada has programs nationally and in 20 communities to give entrepreneurs the tools and networks that they need to take their venture to the next level.
  5. Startup Canada collaborates with entrepreneurs and their communities to create and implement a long-term plan for improving their entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  6. Our work impacts the success of entrepreneurs from coast to coast.


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