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APPENDIX 4: List of Designated Organizations – Start up Visa

APPENDIX 4 List of Designated Organizations Start up Visa
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Designated organizations are business groups that are approved to invest in or support possible start-ups through the Start-up Visa Program.
To apply for the Start-up Visa Program, your business idea or venture must get the support of one or more of the designated organizations listed below:
  • Venture capital funds
  • Angel investor groups
  • Business incubators

For details of each organization (➨immilib.com/SUV-DO)

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VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS

You must get at least one of these groups to agree to invest a minimum of $200,000:
  • 7 Gate Ventures
  • Apex Innovative Investments Ventures
  • Arete Pacific Tech Ventures (VCC) Corp
  • BCF Ventures
  • BDC Venture Capital
  • Celtic House Venture Partners
  • Extreme Venture Partners LLP
  • First Fund
  • Golden Venture Partners Fund, LP
  • iNovia Capital Inc.
  • Intrinsic Venture Capital
  • Lumira Capital
  • Invest Nova Scotia
  • PRIVEQ Capital Funds
  • Real Ventures
  • Red Leaf Capital Corp
  • Relay Ventures
  • ScaleUp Venture Partners, Inc.
  • Tangentia Ventures
  • Top Renergy Inc.
  • Vanedge Capital Limited Partnership
  • Version One Ventures
  • WhiteHaven Venture
  • Westcap Management Ltd.
  • Yaletown Venture Partners Inc.
  • York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) VC Fund

ANGEL INVESTOR GROUPS

You must get one or more investors connected to these groups to agree to invest a minimum of $75,000:
  • Canadian International Angel Investors
  • Ekagrata Inc.
  • Golden Triangle Angel Network
  • Keiretsu Forum Canada
  • Oak Mason Investments Inc.
  • TenX Angel Investors Inc.
  • VANTEC Angel Network Inc.
  • York Angel Investors Inc.

Business Incubators

You must be accepted into one of these programs:
  • Alacrity Foundation
  • Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
  • Alberta IoT Association
  • Biomedical Commercialization Canada Inc. (operating as Manitoba Technology Accelerator)
  • Brilliant Catalyst
  • Creative Destruction Lab
  • DMZ Venture
  • Empowered Startups Ltd.
  • Extreme Innovations
  • Genesis Centre
  • Highline BETA Inc.
  • Invest Nova Scotia
  • Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas
  • Innovation Factory
  • Interactive Niagara Media Cluster o/a Innovate Niagara
  • Invest Ottawa
  • Knowledge Park o/a Planet Hatch
  • L-SPARK
  • LatAm Startups
  • Launch Academy – Vancouver
  • LaunchPad PEI Inc.
  • Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • NEXT Canada
  • North Forge East Ltd.
  • North Forge Technology Exchange
  • Pacific Technology Ventures
  • Platform Calgary
  • Pycap Inc (o/a Pycap Venture Partners)
  • Real Investment Fund III L.P. o/a FounderFuel
  • Roseview Global Incubator
  • Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre
  • Spring Activator
  • The DMZ at Ryerson University
  • Think8 Global Institute
  • Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC)
  • Treefrog
  • TSRV Canada Inc. (operating as Techstars Canada)
  • University of Toronto Entrepreneurship Hatchery
  • VIATEC
  • Waterloo Accelerator Centre
  • York Entrepreneurship Development Institute

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