Start a Community

Begin your journey to help empower Canada's entrepreneurial ecosystem and join us in making Canada the best place to start a business.

Our communities

We're fuelled by entrepreneurial spirit

We're building a startup nation, one community at a time. We understand that being a founder or entrepreneur can be a scary and lonely experience, which is why we started Startup Communities. With more than 30 active communities across Canada, together we are helping grow and nurture Canadian startups to success by providing a supportive network and community for you to tap into.

Find a community near you

Measuring Impact

So, how do we know if we’re really making an impact? We keep ourselves accountable. See our three-pronged approach to track our progress.

Access to support

Increasing the access of entrepreneurs to the support that they need.

Community growth

Starting and growing more successful Startup Communities in terms of infrastructure and level of activity.

Ecosystem development

Maturing the entrepreneurial ecosystem overtime by starting and growing more successful Canadian businesses.


"Joining a national network of startup communities has allowed us to take advantage of collaborative initiatives and programming to further enhance the support available to entrepreneurs in our region.”

- Tess Wack, Startup Lloydminster

"Startup Surrey is thrilled to be powered by Startup Canada. Their guidance and support have been vital on our journey with setting up a Startup chapter in Surrey. We view them as the mothership always trying to foster collaborations, share inspirations and spark new ideas for success within each community.”

- Adam Torpey, Startup Surrey

Start a community in your city

We're currently accepting applications to join the Startup Communities program. If you're interested in starting a Startup Community in your city, drop us an email to express your interest.

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