Startup Canada Communities is a national program that empowers and equips entrepreneurs and those driving local entrepreneurial and economic development activities with the framework, tools, resources, promotional support and network to build and accelerate the growth of grassroots entrepreneurial communities. The program provides community builders with:An expert-led learning platform, program and national peer-network;

  • Branded ‘Community in a Box’ marketing and community building tools and programs;
  • Media and government relations opportunities and support; and,
  • Community impact reports and recognition for achievement.

Following a successful pilot with 17 communities beginning in May 2013, Startup Canada is now focusing its activities on enhancing the quality, impact, reach, awareness and influence of Startup Canada’s Communities as the connective bond binding local entrepreneur communities and connecting them to other communities to create a healthy and efficient system for entrepreneurial economic growth.

As the Startup Communities program sets Canada apart on the global stage as a leader in grassroots entrepreneurship mobilization, this program forms a core element of our global engagement and contributions through both the Startup Nations and significant global forums.

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Official Pilot Communities

St. John's
Fredericton
Quebec City
Montreal
Ottawa
London
York Region
Waterloo Region
Sault Ste Marie
Niagara
Winnipeg
Saskatoon
Edmonton
Calgary
Smithers
Nanaimo
Prince George