Startup Canada Announces Year-Round Support for Entrepreneurs

Ottawa, ON – February 2, 2022 | Today, Startup Canada is delighted to announce that all of their flagship programs have officially been restructured to provide support for entrepreneurs throughout the whole calendar year. As a national convener, all of our programs act as a central library that connects you with the resource that accurately suits your specific needs.


Providing the consistent support early-stage entrepreneurs need

Previously, many of Startup Canada’s flagship programs (Startup Women, Startup Global, Startup Gov, and Startup Communities) were set to run at time gated periods in the year. With this new program structure, Startup Canada is empowered to better serve the wider community with the information, resources, and support needed for those at the early stages of the entrepreneurial journey. Having an increased focus on early-stage startups and founders cements Startup Canada as a go-to coordinator for entrepreneurs to be connected with other major support organizations, leading private sector champions, and national and provincial government representatives that exist in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Looking ahead in 2022

The team at Startup Canada is excited to bring you a refreshed entrepreneur experience and give you the practical tools to build and scale a successful business right here in Canada.

Startup Women

Startup Women now provides the same high value programming throughout the year, but keeps the same core purpose of supporting women-identifying entrepreneurs. Find out what’s in store for this year’s Startup Women program.

Startup Global

With the success of the newly transitioned Startup Global, Startup Canada is ready to offer even more direct support to entrepreneurs who are actively looking to expand their business globally. Many of Startup Global’s beloved components are back, such as the Startup Global Pitch Competition. Find out what you can expect from this year’s Startup Global program.

Startup Gov

Startup Gov will continue to connect a pan-Canadian cohort of entrepreneurs to government representatives, with the support of our network of private sector partners. Stay tuned for roundtable announcements, ongoing advocacy, and recommendations, and an exciting event happening this fall!

Business Owner’s Toolbox

New to this year is also the launch of the Business Owner’s Toolbox (BOT). BOT is a free all-in-one online guide on how to successfully start a business in Canada. Joining the ranks of Startup Canada’s flagship programs, BOT is a new evergreen offering for early-stage entrepreneurs. Register for a free account today and access your roadmap to startup success.

Startup Canada Podcast Network

The team at Startup Canada will also be introducing new podcasts to their current repertoire, along with existing podcasts that will be taking shape in a new format. Be sure to follow our Startup Canada Podcast and Startup Women Podcast to stay in the loop of big changes and updates.

In short, there is a lot to look forward to this year from Startup Canada. With an ever-changing pandemic landscape, Startup Canada is here for small business owners and early-stage entrepreneurs to support building the business of their dreams. Discover all of Startup Canada’s entrepreneur support programs and get plugged into the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Startup Canada is the gateway to Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We’re here to connect entrepreneurs with the support, community, and tools they need to build a successful business in Canada. Since our inception in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to support more than 122,000 entrepreneurs annually and an ever-growing grassroots community network from coast to coast to coast.