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Our companies have raised $30.1M to date… are you next?

Are you a SaaS, cyber, IoT or deep tech startup looking to take your company to the next level? If so, L-SPARK would love to help you accelerate your growth.

The L-SPARK accelerator will help you grow your revenue, build your team, perfect product-market-fit, establish your sales channels, navigate government funding and help you get pitch ready to raise your financing round.

We achieve this through an intensive program, tactical and strategic support, relevant workshops and advisement from our experienced team.

If you’re stuck in one spot or simply looking to scale up, reach out. We’d love to talk to you.

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Startups in our accelerator program receive…

Our primary mission is to help you accelerate your business by helping you focus on what matters!


You’ll work with our team of mentors who bring years of experience to the table and who are highly strategic and tactical.

Custom Plan

This is no cookie-cutter approach to business. Your plan is customized to you and will keep your objectives in mind.

Weekly Ops Meetings

Not sure if you’re still on track? Our weekly ops meetings keep you accountable and moving in the right direction.

Pitch Prep

Knowing what to include in your deck is one piece but practicing it in front of your peers and mentors is game-changing.

Perks Program

You’ll gain access to our startup perks programs from HubSpot, Intercom, Shopify, Google, Amazon and more.

Demo & Pitch Days

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to put your pitch practice to the test during our demo and pitch days.

Office Space

As one of our startups, you can leverage our space for you and your team. WiFi, coffee and parking included!

Access to our Network

From industry to VCs to angel investors to other startups, you’ll gain full access to our network when you join the accelerator.

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Investment and Corporate Partners

  • Relay Ventures logo
  • Stripe logo
  • Intercom logo
  • Rho Canada Ventures logo
  • Microsoft BizSpark logo
  • OpenText logo
  • Information Venture Partners logo
  • OTEAF logo
  • Mistral Venture Partners logo
  • Infinite Ventures logo
  • HubSpot for Startups logo
  • Capital Angel Network logo
  • Shopify logo
  • AWS Activate logo
  • Grand Banks Capital logo
  • Grand & Toy logo
  • Telus logo
  • Mitel logo
  • Citrix logo
  • Google logo
  • Wesley Clover logo
  • Export Development Canada logo
  • Naavon Capital logo
  • IBM logo

Here’s how it works…

Complete an application. Our application is the starting point for all startups that come through L-SPARK. We’ll get a better sense for where your company is at and what type of support you need most. Once received, you’ll hear from our team with next steps and we’ll likely set up a meeting so that we can meet you in-person and hear your pitch.

If accepted into L-SPARK, we’ll get you set up with everything you need: office space, introductions to our team, a start date and your first official meeting where we’ll create an operational plan.

Regardless of whether or not you fit the criteria for our program, we will do our best to support your startup.

Once accepted into the program, you will work with our team to create an effective and customized plan that will fit with your company’s strategy to scale revenues and generate month over month growth. But don’t worry — you’re not alone through this process!

You’ll work closely with our team who will work alongside you, not just guide you, to reach the following milestones:

  • Refine value proposition
  • Achieve optimal sales/buying cycle and a repeatable sales process
  • Build a dashboard of metrics, including; LTV, CAC, MRR, churn, pricing
  • Address government funding programs to leverage
  • Establish financial projections in preparation for taking on investment
  • Develop a scalable customer success and onboarding process
  • Start the process of building a board of directors
  • Scaling improvements on the back-end
  • Add talent to the team that will support a scalable business
  • Execute on channel partnerships
  • Raise angel and/or venture capital investment

There will be week-by-week check in’s with the L-SPARK team to gauge the progress of your custom plan.

Throughout the program, you’ll pitch to venture capital firms, angel investors and corporate partners. These meetings will broaden your network and will help you start a dialogue about the potential of an investment or partnership.

Beyond this, you’ll constantly be receiving feedback on ways to improve your pitch – ultimately preparing you for the opportunity to pitch at L-SPARK’s marquee graduation events, the L-SPARK Best in SaaS Showcase – a community demo day celebration and the Annual Cottage Pitchfest – a private, by invitation investment event with leading Canadian & US Venture Capital firms.

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About the Mentor Team

The team you’ll work with at L-SPARK have many years of experience building companies of their own as well as working inside some of the largest multinationals and everything in between. The mentor team you’ll work with is highly hands-on and focused on the tactical how-tos around:

  • Digital marketing and lead gen strategies
  • Sales, channel and customer success
  • Building out your team
  • UI/UX and other product considerations
  • Corporate financing and investor relations
  • Government relations

Our program is NOT a cookie-cutter approach to doing business. We’ll work closely with you to identify your unique plan and we’ll pull in the above, as well as other require skillsets, to ensure that your scale-up goals are being worked into your specific strategy.

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Want to create your own success story?
Apply to the L-SPARK Accelerator today

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L-SPARK does an amazing job of bringing together superstar mentors and advisors to give their portfolio companies an unfair advantage. I think that’s a winning formula.

Aydin Mirzaee

Aydin Mirzaee
CEO of Stealth Startup (former Co-Founder and Co-CEO of FluidSurveys)

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