Join the Canadian startup accelerator community! Apply to this program and receive free coworking space, classes, and events at a choice of Canadian accelerators. You also get a free ticket to Startup+Fest, a 3-day gathering of international founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors.

The deadline for applications is March 24, 2017. Follow Lootstrap on Facebook for updates!


  • A choice of partner accelerators in these Canadian cities:
    • Montreal
    • Toronto
    • Vancouver
    • Quebec City
    • Hamilton
    • Ottawa
    • Kingston
    • Fredericton


  • 3 months

Additional Benefits

  • Participate in classes and events at your partner accelerator
  • Free coworking space for one person at your accelerator’s office space
    • Space for more people may be negotiated if there is room
  • Free ticket to Startup+Fest

Who Can Apply

  • Persons who are legally admissible into Canada
  • Tech-sector startups that are less than 5 years old
  • Startups that have raised less than $1.5M CAD in funding (or local-currency equivalent)
  • Canadian startups welcome
  • Classes are held in French or English depending on partner accelerator

Selection Criteria

  • In 250 words or less:
    • Pitch your startup
    • Explain why you should be chosen for the program and how you would benefit
  • Short pitch video

Application Process


  • Startups must obtain own visas and pay all their own expenses
  • Canadian startups cannot choose an accelerator in their own city