About this Program
Hamilton and Niagara have come together to market a combined region of over one million people with complementary strengths in freight transportation, agribusiness, health sciences research, advanced education, advanced manufacturing, and more. Examples of the advantages of this collaboration include Niagara’s border location and support services for exporters via its Foreign Trade Zone designation, and Hamilton’s 24-hour cargo/ passenger airport and major Great Lakes port. The Economic Development Offices of Hamilton/Niagara serve as a single window approach in providing business assistance within this mega region.
Hamilton-Niagara Region along with LatAm Startups, is offering a scaleup bootcamp program for international startups seeking to expand business in Canada having the City of Hamilton and Niagara Region as their point of entry. This program can lead startups to be selected in the Startup Visa program.
The program develops in one intensive week offering the following:
* Access to daily training sessions
* Access to connections with the leaders of the startup ecosystem
* Access to information to other programs in the region supporting startups
* Business development and marketing with selected companies for this bootcamp
* Access to networking sessions and events within the community
* Technology company with intellectual property
* Local sales traction or sufficient investment to put a company in Canada
* English conversational level
* Team willing to relocate partially or totally to the Hamilton-Niagara region, ON Canada
Minimum accepted MVP, please do not apply if your company is in ideation stage.
Technologies accepted into the program:
About Hamilton-Niagara Region
*Access to 130 million people, 2 Canadian provinces and 9 US states with a Combined GDP of $5.6 trillion (USD) – all within a one day drive.
*Consistently ranked as one of the best locations in North America for overall investment value, cost competitiveness and connectivity.
*The Hamilton Niagara region serves as a single window approach in providing business assistance within this mega region.
*5 international bridge crossings that are the busiest points of entry between Canada and the US, the number 1 crossing for people and number 2 for goods.
*The Niagara Escarpment allows for a one-of-a-kind climate and agricultural growing conditions that set the region apart from anywhere in North.
Visit https://investhamiltonniagara.ca/ for more information
About LatAm Startups
LatAm Startups is a non-profit accelerator in Toronto that works exclusively with international startups. A designated sponsor for Canada’s Startup Visa program, LatAm Startups is a pioneer in bringing the world’s top startups to Canada and helping them scale globally from Toronto.
We're designated incubator/accelerator accepting startups under the Canadian Startup Visa program.
For more information please visit https://latamstartups.org/programs-startups/
- Funds up to $0 per team
- Takes up to 0.0% equity
- Accepts 20 companies
Agriculture, Biotechnology, Clean Technology, Electronics / Instrumentation, Industrial/Energy