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Top 20 Accelerators and Incubators in British Columbia in 2024

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Accelerators and incubators are essential for helping new startups take flight.

New entrepreneurs looking to transform their great business idea into a successful and sustainable business sometimes don’t have the experience or connections to make that happen on their own.

The staff of an accelerator or incubator can help by providing support, space, mentorship, connections and more.

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1) entrepreneurship@UBC

entrepreneurship@UBC

Through venture creation, entrepreneurship@UBC gets UBC innovations out into the world and gives startups the resources, networks, and funding they need to succeed.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Mobile, Robotics, Drones
  • Number of investments: 112
  • Number of exits: 5

You can find their website here.

2) Spring Activator

Spring Activator

Spring is a global incubator, accelerator, and consulting company that helps entrepreneurs, impact investors, and the ecosystem of entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Keith Ippel
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 37
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 17

You can find their website here.

3) HATCH ventures

HATCH ventures

HATCH Venture Builder ("HATCH") is UBC's late-stage accelerator for technological and social innovations with a lot of commercial potential.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Industries: Social Impact, Technology
  • Number of investments: 36
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

4) Purppl

Purppl

Purppl, which stands for "Purposeful People," is for leaders and social entrepreneurs who care about making a difference and need predictable, sustainable business models to help solve tough community, social, and environmental problems.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 31
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

5) Empowered Startups

Empowered Startups

Empowered finds and helps grow entrepreneurial leaders who are driven and capable of building great startups that bring customers and institutional capital knocking on the door.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Amber Allen
  • Industries: EdTech, Healthcare
  • Number of investments: 20

You can find their website here.

6) Innovate BC

Innovate BC

Innovate BC helps encourage innovation in British Columbia so that the innovation economy can grow, be stable, and include everyone.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2004
  • Industries: Enterprise, FinTech
  • Number of investments: 16

You can find their website here.

7) New Ventures BC

New Ventures BC

New Ventures BC is a non-profit group that encourages and helps entrepreneurs in the technology sector of BC.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2001
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 15
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

8) Victory Square

Victory Square

Victory Square Technologies is a technology accelerator with more than 20 cutting-edge companies in its portfolio.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Ray Walia, Shafin Diamond Tejani
  • Industries: HealthTech, Gaming, Web3, VR, AR, Climate Tech
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

9) METABRIDGE

METABRIDGE

Metabridge is a non-profit organisation that wants to help Canada's tech industry grow by bringing together founders, funders, mentors, and organizations.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Steve Wandler
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 16

You can find their website here.

10) Mobio Technologies

Mobio Technologies

Mobio is putting most of its money into B2B SaaS companies and early stage seed funds, which are not usually open to individual investors.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Keir Reynolds
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 04
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

11) RADIUS

RADIUS

RADIUS helps startups by giving them mentorship, advice, and training to build their skills and create the right conditions for positive change.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 04
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

12) adMare Bio Innovations

adMare Bio Innovations

adMare Bio innovations is a global life sciences venture that is building Canadian life sciences from sea to sea.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2019
  • Industries: Biotech, HealthTech, Life Sciences
  • Number of investments: 03
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

13) BC Tech Association

BC Tech Association

BC Tech is the biggest technology non-profit in British Columbia that is run by its members. Their goal is to help startups grow into large businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1993
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

14) Moken

Moken

The Moken Group is a company that helps the most ambitious startups and founders in the world. They do this by focusing on innovation in their early stage venture management.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Kendra Garagan, Mohamed Ibshara
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

15) Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight is an accelerator for clean technology in Canada. They help find cleantech opportunities, make sure they are scaleable, and make sure they can be sold to the public.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Cleantech
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

16) Launch.vc

Launch.vc

Launch Ventures owns and runs a network of proprietary accelerators, innovation labs, and investment funds that are set up to find entrepreneurs and products that will change the world we live in.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ray Walia
  • Industries: Sport, Entertainment, VR, AR
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

17) Invoke Labs

Invoke Labs

Invoke Labs is a digital product studio that solves real problems, puts ideas out to the market, and turns them into products that have been tested and shipped.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Dario Meli, David Tedman, Ryan Holmes
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

18) The IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator Program

The IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator Program

The IMPACT Startup Visa Accelerator Program is a global incubator, accelerator, and advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 17

You can find their website here.

19) Moken Programs

Moken Programs

The Moken Group is a company that helps the most ambitious startups and leaders in the world. They do this by focusing on innovation in their early-stage venture management.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Kendra Garagan, Mohamed Ibshara
  • Industries: Innovation, Data, Energy, Agriculture, Real Estate, Technology

You can find their website here.

20) Impact Startup Visa Accelerator 10/2020

Impact Startup Visa Accelerator 10/2020

Spring is a global business that helps entrepreneurs by acting as an incubator, an accelerator, and an advisory company.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 17

You can find their website here.

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