About Startup Communities

What we do

We support and connect grassroots networks to fuel a culture and environment for entrepreneurship at the local and industry level.

How we do it

  • Provide entrepreneurs with opportunities to connect with support, mentors, resources, and financing;
  • Rally local entrepreneurship organizations to foster collaboration, information sharing, and opportunities;
  • Connect with the national Startup Canada network to provide new partners, opportunities, and initiatives to local entrepreneurs; and
  • Grow exposure across Canada and around the world


Connect with local chapters

Find all of our active communities below. Come back to find new communities as we're always adding more!


Community news


Frequently Asked Questions

From coast to coast to coast, Startup Canada Communities are running their programming virtually at the moment which will be followed by a hybrid model once social distancing restrictions are lifted.

Nope, it is 100% free. Your application will go through our qualification process and, once approved, you will become a Startup Canada Community. In fact, we have grants available for leaders to organize events and programs in their respective communities.

Most of our community events are open for anyone to attend, we recommend getting in touch with the community host in case you’re unsure.

Reach out to Community Leaders directly through the Communities page or send us an email at communities@startupcan.ca and we’d be happy to connect you.

Fill out this application form and our team will get in touch with you. Alternatively, you can email us at communities@startupcan.ca to learn about Startup Communities and have our team walk you through the steps to start a community.

Our community leaders are inspiring entrepreneurial leaders and community builders at heart. If you love to connect entrepreneurs to foster collaboration, share information and resources, and are passionate about creating change, this is for you.

Any entrepreneur support organization or leader specializing in an industry is also eligible to start a community for like-minded entrepreneurs from the same industry, some examples include but not limited to women in tech, food entrepreneurs, and social enterprises. Get in touch to learn more about our Startup Communities program.


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