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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.


Target Clients:

Chinese entrepreneurs and startups with financing, entrepreneurship, and immigration demands.


Focused Sectors:

  1. Cleantech

  2. Artificial Intelligent

  3. Healthcare

  4. Education

  5. Information Technology

  6. Sustainable Development


Requirements for the target clients:

  1. Demonstrate measurable customer types and customer needs

  2. Articulate how you will bring attractive value to the market

  3. Describe your value proposition and how your company will make the world a better place

  4. Prove the market potential of the company

  5. Have sufficient funds to support the program

  6. Submit the PowerPoint version business plan and complete the application form


Expected Number for Qualified Applicants:

8 - 12 companies


Service Description:

  1. 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.)

  2. Assist in registering Canadian companies, opening Canadian corporate bank accounts, etc.

  3. Provide office space during the program

  4. Provide guidance for business pitching, arrange actual roadshow opportunities for potential investment

  5. Connect investors with participating companies for potential investment opportunities

  6. Connect business mentors, investors and other partners (including law firms, accounting firms, public relations firms, HR companies, etc.)

  7. Provide professional entrepreneurship training on North American market analysis, investment and financing, IPO strategy, business networking, marketing, legal and finance, etc.

  8. Arrange to participate in related business events organized by the organizers and partners

  9. Peer support from existing startups in the Canadian incubator network

  10. Graduation ceremony at the end of the program

  11. Get one-year entrepreneurial membership provided by the organizers

Note: Up Canada program does not promise any form of financing.


Program Fees:

  1. 6,800 CAD for 3 months program per participating company (plus 5% GST)

  2. From the second person, the fee would be $2,000 CAD (plus 5% GST) per person (maximum 5 participants)

  3. The organizer will hold 5% equity of the newly registered Canadian company

  4. The fee does not include meals, accommodation and transportation. The organizer can assist with renting a place.


Add-on Services:

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:

  1. Overseas entrepreneurship opportunities: Setting up a Canadian Company

  2. North American market penetration opportunities

  3. Potential investment opportunities

  4. Business model improvement opportunities

  5. Low cost, fast immigration opportunities

  6. Access to various government preferential policies as an outstanding overseas company

  7. Access to investors and entrepreneurs networks


Schedule for the next program:

  1. Program Start Date: July, 2019

  2. Application Deadline: May, 30th, 2019

  3. Locations: Vancouver & Burnaby BC Canada


Application process:

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.

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