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Phase I: Market Validation

Feb 14 - Mar 11 | Toronto, ON, Canada
Helping International Startups Scale

About this Program

This is the first of three phases supporting your international tech company establish in North America and connect with the ecosystem.

The Market Validation phase is designed for companies expanding globally and creating a market entry strategy for North America. Companies join this program have already local traction in their countries and they are ready to take mature markets.

This phase of the program helps companies evaluate:

-- Legal framework to establish a company in Canada
-- Immigration processes for co-founders and employees
-- Customer discovery in North America
-- Marketing in North America
-- Network and connect with partners and other allies
-- International Business Plan
-- Financial forecast in North America
-- Angel Investment forecast

These are the basic criteria to be eligible for the Market Validation Phase:

-- Technology company with intellectual property (IP strategy is acceptable)
-- Financially stable
-- Coachable team
-- Willing to re-locate in Canada
-- All founders must have a business level of English proficiency

An interview with the LatAm Startups team will then be conducted to determine your participation in the program.

*Cost of the Program*

LatAm Startups accepts companies in this phase with a monthly cost of USD 2,500 up to 5 co-founders from the same company. There is a minimum 1 month commitment.

Under COVID-19 restrictions, this phase is being delivered online.


A group of professionals from LatAm Startups will provide a diagnosis of the company at the end of the first month.

Our mentors designated for this phase are in charge of approving companies for Phase II: Market Entry, and after Phase II, companies become eligible for Phase III: Acceleration Program (SUV program)

For more information please go to our website

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Funding Information

  • Funds up to $0 per team
  • Takes up to 0.0% equity
  • Accepts 15 companies


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