Up Canada Program
Maple Leaf Program - Up Canada Program
Start your business in Canada！
The Maple Leaf Program（Up Canada Program）is a three-month incubation program in Canada. Designed to help potential Chinese entrepreneurs/startups, connect with Canadian angels, explore the Canadian and North American markets, and provide Chinese entrepreneurs with the opportunity to quickly immigrate to Canada at an affordable cost.
Chinese entrepreneurs and startups with financing, entrepreneurship, and immigration demands.
Requirements for the target clients:
Demonstrate measurable customer types and customer needs
Articulate how you will bring attractive value to the market
Describe your value proposition and how your company will make the world a better place
Prove the market potential of the company
Have sufficient funds to support the program
Submit the PowerPoint version business plan and complete the application form
Expected Number for Qualified Applicants：
8 - 12 companies
Provide 3 months of face-to-face counselling service, including 2 hours of targeted counselling per week ( business model reshaping, business plan building, marketing strategy, financing strategy, and talent strategy, etc.)
Assist in registering Canadian companies, opening Canadian corporate bank accounts, etc.
Provide office space during the program
Provide guidance for business pitching, arrange actual roadshow opportunities for potential investment
Connect investors with participating companies for potential investment opportunities
Connect business mentors, investors and other partners (including law firms, accounting firms, public relations firms, HR companies, etc.)
Provide professional entrepreneurship training on North American market analysis, investment and financing, IPO strategy, business networking, marketing, legal and finance, etc.
Arrange to participate in related business events organized by the organizers and partners
Peer support from existing startups in the Canadian incubator network
Graduation ceremony at the end of the program
Get one-year entrepreneurial membership provided by the organizers
Note: Up Canada program does not promise any form of financing.
6,800 CAD for 3 months program per participating company (plus 5% GST)
From the second person, the fee would be $2,000 CAD (plus 5% GST) per person (maximum 5 participants)
The organizer will hold 5% equity of the newly registered Canadian company
The fee does not include meals, accommodation and transportation. The organizer can assist with renting a place.
Financial Advisory services, 5-10% FA fee of the gross investment received by the company.
Business consulting services (business plan creation, marketing strategy, etc.). This service is subject to an additional charge;
Immigration planning service. This service is subject to an additional charge;
Benefits from Up Canada Program：
Overseas entrepreneurship opportunities: Setting up a Canadian Company
North American market penetration opportunities
Potential investment opportunities
Business model improvement opportunities
Low cost, fast immigration opportunities
Access to various government preferential policies as an outstanding overseas company
Access to investors and entrepreneurs networks
Schedule for the next program:
Program Start Date: July, 2019
Application Deadline: May, 30th, 2019
Locations: Vancouver & Burnaby BC Canada
Submit the business plan and the application form — — Get approval from expert evaluation —— Enter the Canadian incubator after paying the fee —— End of incubation
Canadian Organizer Introduction
Bizfield Angel Network is a certified member of the National Angels Federation of Canada (NACO) and Angel Capital Association (ACA) . We are committed to connect China and North America's entrepreneurial acceleration service platform, to build a China-North America angel investment collaborative network, and to help Chinese entrepreneurs and investors complete the whole process of North American business incubation, investment, and IPO.
C2CAN is a collaborative platform between SFU VentureLabs, China Canada Cleantech Innovation Centre (CCCIC), Tsinghua Holdings and Hanhai Holdings. C2CAN connects technology companies with the resources and capital necessary to scale and succeed in China and Canada. Working to support the acceleration and commercialization of innovative and disruptive technologies, C2CAN focuses on technologies that truly make our world a better place. Sectors include: Advanced Manufacturing, A.I., biotechnology, Cleantech, I.T., IoT, medical technology and robotics.