Our flagship programs

We help every entrepreneur by connecting local ecosystems from coast to coast to coast, empowering women to catalyze change, supporting exporters with global goals, and bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and the Government of Canada.

Startup Communities

Our grassroots networks that fuels a culture and environment for entrepreneurship at the local and industry level.

Learn more

Startup Women

Helping women entrepreneurs through mentorship, events, and resources. Because when you support women, you support a nation.

Learn more

Startup Global

With support from our global growth ecosystem, Startup Global gets you ready to build globally competitive businesses by connecting you with tools, advisory support, and funding.

Learn more

Startup Gov

Giving every entrepreneur a voice to the government to create the conditions necessary for entrepreneurial success in Canada.

Learn more


Stay ahead of the curve

Keep yourself in the loop through our on-going podcasts with leading entrepreneurs. Available on all streaming platforms.

Startup Canada Podcast

We speak with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business.

Learn more

Startup Women Podcast

Listen in on interviews with leading women experts, entrepreneurs, and organizations to help you to make your vision a reality, faster.

Learn more

Pow Wow Pitch Podcast

Host Sunshine Tenasco speaks with Indigenous entrepreneurs to share stories and lessons of creating, building, healing, impact and reconciliation through entrepreneurship.

Learn more


Local support, national reach

Startup Canada provides the infrastructure to connect communities across the country to peer-support, advisors, funders and other important resources to strengthen the environment for entrepreneurship from the bottom-up.

Find your community


Active Communities


Provinces & Territories


National Ecosystem


The foundation to the success of our work

Yellow and brown shield with "UPS" text in the middle
BDC Logo
Black text that says "EDC" with a red maple leaf on the left
Red and yellow circles intersecting each other with "Mastercard" text below
Red text that says "Scotiabank"