Grow and scale your company

Newcomer Entrepreneur Accelerator (NEA) Program

The Newcomer Entrepreneur Accelerator Program is a 6-month program partially supported by funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). This program is designed to help promising Canadian technology companies founded by newcomers to grow and scale.

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Who you are

  • Canadian technology-based company engaged in the development of intellectual property for their product.
  • Have demonstrated traction, either through sales, prior investments and grants, or user growth, contingent on the industry.
  • Minimum 50% of the company owned by new Canadian citizen(s) or permanent resident(s)
  • Fewer than 500 employees

What you can expect

  • 1:1 coaching from Business coaches, Industry Experts, C-Fractional executives, and dedicated support from our team.
  • Support with talent acquisition and team building, accounting, corporate taxes, and sales growth in North America.
  • Customized market research and focus group for your company.
  • Assigned Marketing and event planner assistant.
  • Investment Readiness Program as a preparation for future investments and participation in Demo Day. Opportunity to network with investors from our circle.
  • Virtual or hybrid participation modes available.


  • Exposure to our community through events and webinars. Don’t miss out the opportunity to connect and learn from peers and our alumni.
  • We are steps away from the CN tower! Enjoy our coworking office space in downtown Toronto, equipped with various amenities, unlimited beverages and coffee, front desk services, and more!
  • Direct access to our network of partners, including experts in intellectual property, HR, accounting and other professional services.

Before Applying

  1. Program will be delivered in English, must have a business English proficiency level to apply.
  2. Complete your profile and application with the information about your business. This process takes no longer than 20 minutes.
  3. This program runs once per year. Next cohort: September 2024.
  4. If you have questions about the application process, please send a message to
Program fee
750 CAD + tax
Program Duration
6 months

Why should you choose Global Startups Accelerator?

Being a newcomer team ourselves, we empathize with the business and personal challenges associated with relocating to a different country. We understand the language and cultural barriers that can make it challenging to express your ideas and thoughts, especially when English is not your native language.

We believe that every newcomer entrepreneur brings a unique spark to our shared journey, either if you just landed on these shores or are a long-time resident.
Whether you’re launching a startup, reviving a family business, or charting a completely new course, our community is your compass.
Together, we’ll navigate the entrepreneurial waters, learn from one another, and celebrate every milestone along the way.

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Why Join Our Thriving Newcomer Entrepreneur Community?

  • Diverse Perspectives: Our community is a vibrant tapestry of cultures, languages, and backgrounds. We treasure the richness that diversity brings to our entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Supportive Network: Here, you’ll find fellow newcomers who understand the challenges of starting new. Lean on each other for advice, mentorship, and encouragement.
  • Resource Hub: Gain access to a wealth of valuable resources, from business development tools to workshops that help you navigate the local business landscape.
  • Cultural Exchange: We foster an environment where sharing your cultural traditions and experiences is not only welcomed but celebrated. Learn from one another and broaden your horizons.
  • Growth Opportunities: Collaborate on projects, explore new markets, and discover opportunities for growth you might not have considered otherwise.
  • Your Entrepreneurial Journey in Canada Begins Here!