Our Programs

01. Corporate Innovation

We partner with multinational organizations to deliver unparalleled Canadian startup accelerators in high growth sectors such as Autonomous Vehicle/Connected Cars, IoT, CyberSecurity, and HealthTech.

02. SaaS Accelerator

A startup accelerator designed to lay the groundwork for SaaS startups to 10x revenue by perfecting product-market-fit and helping founders get pitch ready to raise funding.

03. Compass North

A startup accelerator designed exclusively for women-led tech companies. Tomorrow’s women led success stories will be individually mentored by today’s successful women.

L-SPARK is fuelled by entrepreneurship.   Meet our portfolio companies

The L-SPARK Effect : Building a successful startup takes vision, determination, and strong execution.

The L-SPARK startup accelerators are designed to ensure your company has the right fundamentals and talent to scale. Dedicated mentors are here to work with you to think big and drive business plans that fuel the successful execution of your vision.

We've worked with 90+ startups from across Canada

L-SPARK by the Numbers

Companies 90+
In follow-on-funding $120M+
Company exits 6

Success Stories from our Founders

Hear directly from our founders about their experience with L-SPARK and where they are now.

How Can a Startup Accelerator Transform My Business?

Access to Expert Mentor Insights

Struggling to decide on how best to move forward, or eager to determine which internal processes are in need of optimization? Startup accelerators connect businesses with experienced mentors who can help them make informed, future-facing decisions. For instance, at L-SPARK, we can help you get in touch with experts within your industry and specific application, enabling you to leverage their guidance, lessons learned and more. Check out some of the mentors behind the magic here at L-SPARK.

Not only can a startup accelerator help you get to know experienced local mentors, but you’ll also be given the chance to develop new relationships within their circles. These can include prospective sponsors, key stakeholders and other individuals. In addition, startup accelerators have their own established, highly effective marketing setup in place, which you’re welcome to use. Our team knows firsthand how much work it takes, and we love to see our clients succeed, so more reach is never a bad thing.

Of course, the benefits of a startup accelerator don’t stop once you complete your time in the program! Even years after completing an accelerator program, you are often able to access special perks including discounts and other deals, as well as a breadth of founders, funders, and partners to connect with, and more. Think of these programs as the opening of a door into new possibilities for your business that never closes. You very well might make the right pitch to the right person – or vice-versa – that could take your operations further than anticipated. Of course, like all healthy relationships, it takes time and dedication to build one, but this investment is well worth it in terms of who you can meet, what you can save, and how efficiently you can move forward.

At L-SPARK we provide current companies and alumni with access to a treasure trove of goodies including custom-curated content, invites to exclusive events and more… This is yet another way to get to know other business professionals, sure, but it’s also a chance for you to refine and redefine your operating skillset, passing on knowledge to your team members. At L-SPARK we are dedicated to providing value to our network of founders through events and content.

Your mentor can help you thrive with the insights you share with them. Armed with that knowledge and all those exciting new connections, you’re better prepared to make the best possible decisions as a group for your startup. Discover the latest innovations and keep updated on best practices, graft that knowledge to the way you operate and make realistic refinements for smarter growth! And, don’t forget, you can always reach out to your mentor if you require further guidance.

Startup businesses are often overwhelmed by the many complications and challenges they may face – competitors, economic stability and marketing efficiency are only the beginning. By leveraging expert insights and paving the way for highly beneficial new connections, a startup accelerator does exactly what it says on the tin: it fast-tracks your knowledge accumulation, process refinement and journey towards greater success.

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