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QuickBooks is the world’s #1 accounting software made easy for Canadian business owners to develop a strong understanding of their finances from the very beginning and equips business owners with an immediate picture of their financial situation, helps SMBs better manage cash flow and know exactly how much money is coming in and out of their business in real time.

BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 123 business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. BDC is also the first financial institution in Canada to receive B Corp certification. To find out more, visit

BMO is your 24/7 solution for your personal and business banking needs.

Rogers is Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. 

Whether you're just getting started or already established, UPS is here to help you make the most of your time, simplify processes, improve your customer experience, and guide you on the path to international growth.

EDC helps Canadian companies go, grow, and succeed in their international business. As a financial Crown corporation, EDC provides financing, insurance, bonding, trade knowledge, and matchmaking connections to help Canadian companies sell and invest abroad. EDC can also provide financial solutions to foreign buyers to facilitate and grow purchases from Canadian companies.


Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. It operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, travelling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

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Innovative Solutions Canada is a new $100 million federal government challenge-based program. Twenty participating departments and agencies will pose challenges to the small business community seeking novel solutions in a large range of sectors. Your small business can receive funding to develop a proof of concept and prototype, and have the government as a potential first customer. New challenges are posted regularly. Visit to learn more.


Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 19 years. Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, the Government of Ontario, other provinces, as well as university and industry partners.

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Everything government can do for business

Starting, running or growing your business can be hard.

Finding the support you need doesn’t have to be.


Innovation Canada brings together everything government can do for your business, all in one place. Our online platform matches you with the best funding, advice and support options from more than 1,000 federal, provincial and territorial programs.

All in less than 3 minutes. All in plain English.


Deloitte Private - Generation after generation, Deloitte has been by the side of the entrepreneurs transforming Canada’s economy. Deloitte Private is exclusively focused on serving private clients — of all sizes. You’ve got goals. We’ll help you discover and chart the path to where you want to be. ctrl by Deloitte is a cloud-based financial collaboration platform. ctrl provides professional insight and access to real-time accounting, payroll, and data analytics for your business. It helps you make better and faster decisions, and focus on what you do best: managing your small to medium-sized business.

Award winning full-stack digital agency. We look beyond the device to create innovative solutions.


The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advocates on behalf of SMEs and encourages their participation in federal government procurement.  OSME assists SMEs in better understanding how the government buys goods and services by raising awareness of opportunities and by providing the following information services.


Hire Immigrants Ottawa
Immigrants are a growing, highly skilled and diverse segment of Ottawa’s population.

Well-managed diverse workplaces are more innovative, more productive and generate more revenue.

Immigrants bring global experience, cultural and linguistic intelligence, and access to diverse global and local networks.

In a tightening labour market and a global economy, the ability to fully leverage the skills of a culturally diverse workforce is a business imperative.
Through free training, tools and resources, Hire Immigrants Ottawa increases the capacity of entrepreneurs to more effectively attract, hire and integrate skilled immigrants into key positions.


Attend the #StartupDay Growth Fair to find out what the University of Waterloo has to offer!

We live in a digital world where personal information is often collected, used and shared with ease. In this environment, Canadians are becoming increasingly concerned about their privacy as they interact with the digital economy. We know that Canadians choose to do business with organizations that are sensitive to their privacy concerns, and that can demonstrate they will handle their customer’s personal information with the appropriate level of care. At the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), as an independent body of government reporting directly to Parliament, we strive to protect and promote the privacy rights of individuals. We oversee compliance with both the Privacy Act and PIPEDA, including investigating privacy complaints. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) sets out the ground rules for how businesses subject to the law must handle personal information in the course of commercial activities.To learn more about how the OPC can help you, visit our About Us page:


Startups can work with Momentum on limited projects or use our Startup Package: tailored to get companies off the ground with the right set of legal documents and advice in the early stage, gearing them for scaling and high growth. Most importantly, we act as part of the early stage advisory team. The package is an affordable and predictable fixed fee package with flexible payment options. All plans are tailored to the company, but most start at $5000 and include: Incorporation, Shareholder Agreement, Stock Option Plan, Friends & Family Fundraising Round, Contractor Agreement, Non-Disclosure Agreement, Review of Site/ App Terms and Conditions, Ongoing Legal Support and Advice.


Kick Ass Media has spent the last decade working with some of the biggest brands in the world, building and engaging audiences offline and online. We’ll be sharing with entrepreneurs what is often missing from their marketing and brand message that slows growth and limits scale. Members of our team will be onsite to share what we have learned and used with large brands in their marketing to grow brand awareness, increase audience experience and drive revenue.​​

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Established in 2003, the CGLCC is a trusted partner linking LGBT+ businesses in Canada to the wider business community. It fosters economic growth by supporting and nurturing LGBT+ businesses, entrepreneurs, students and allies, and by helping Canada’s corporate world connect with the LGBT+ business community. A leader in supplier diversity, it is also the certifying body in Canada for LGBT+ businesses.

We provide domain names, web hosting solutions, site builders, professional email, and all the tools and resources needed to build and grow ideas online – all backed by 24/7 award-winning Canadian-based support.

Learn how Scotiabank can help your small business with a range of banking services, borrowing products and professional expertise & insight.

Versature raises the bar in business phone communications. With an exclusive focus on cloud-based VoIP communications for business, Versature delivers the highest quality phone systems, the most features, and enterprise integrations and plugins. Versature prides itself in extreme customer care and provides fully bilingual Canadian-based technical support to all of our customers.


Fundica, Canada's leading traditional funding identification and connection platform, matches entrepreneurs, private investors, public funders, and advisors. Through its award-winning crowdsourcing/crawler technology, Fundica provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and intuitive platform. Additionally, Fundica manages the Fundica Roadshow, an annual cross-Canada initiative.

At the Telfer Executive MBA Program, we believe that true acceleration of growth and transformation happens within an environment where interactions are in-person and multi-dimensional - where it is ‘live’. Our ‘live’ program is deliberately designed for mid-career and senior level executives who seek a Global, Practical and Relevant experience all while earning a graduate degree.

CEDEC Small Business Support offers a free analysis of your business idea and can help it grow with one-on-one support and a suite of tools and services customized to your startup's unique situation, schedule and budget including:

an action plan to get your business started now.
a business plan, in English or French, to help you get funded.
monthly support sessions with a certified business advisor to keep you on track.
online courses to boost your sales.
eCommerce workshops to attract your highest potential customers.

We are people who want to learn, discover, think, and do.

We push the limits of what can be achieved and develop ideas that can make a difference in the world.

For more than 175 years, our community has been more than a collection of bright minds – Queen’s has attracted people with an ambitious spirit. We imagine what the future can be, and work together to realize it.

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

GrowthWheel is a visual toolbox and online platform for decision making and action planning for startup and growth companies.

It helps entrepreneurs build their businesses through a simple action oriented process that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work.


As part of Canada’s new defence policy - Strong, Secure, Engaged - the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program was created to provide $1.6 billion of investment in innovation related to research, development and demonstration for defence and security over the next 20 years. The program aims to foster open innovation to provide creative thinkers with the structure and support to encourage solutions, which will assist in solving some of Canada’s toughest defence and security challenges.


African Bronze Honey comes from the vast 12,000 sq. km West Lunga Forest, an African miombo woodland forest preserve in the northwest region of Zambia that borders Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the headwaters of the mighty Zambezi River – remote, undeveloped and pristine.

We promote the idea that better outcomes can be achieved through innovation, a powerful tool that combines fresh ideas and novel thinking to tackle difficult problems; The purpose of RECODE is to grow a community of innovators by hosting activities and events to allow people to explore and solve problems through play to build their creative skills and confidence. Our programs are meant to diffuse innovation as participants apply what they learn at our session in their workplaces, classrooms and communities.


The process of invention is complete only with the IP protection provided in law. That's where MBM comes in. We match our clients' creative thinking with the creative protection needed to achieve their goals.


The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. CIPO is a Special Operating Agency (SOA) and is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property (IP) in Canada. CIPO's areas of activity include trademarks, patents, copyright, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies. CIPO's mandate is to deliver high quality and timely IP services to customers, and to increase awareness, knowledge and effective use of IP by Canadians.

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FedDev Ontario delivers programs and services to support innovation and economic growth in southern Ontario—Canada’s most populous region. We are a federal institution that is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio.

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The Lotus by SEAM is smarter personal safety for everyone. When paired with the SEAM app, the versatile, gender-neutral personal safety wearable records and shares contextual information including full-streaming audio and GPS location to keep people social, connected and safe. The Lotus also features Voice Assistant access and is the only personal safety wearable that can make audio calls directly from the device.

Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the city of Ottawa.


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