Meet BHive

Brampton’s premier startup incubator

BHive is a leading start-up incubator program with a dedicated focus on the Canadian Government’s Startup Visa Program.

Through this program, we offer incoming international startups and entrepreneurs the tools, resources and space to establish – and quickly scale – their businesses in Canada and North America. 

BHive is a collaboration between the City of Brampton and the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) and has been strategically designed to ensure start-ups have everything they need to scale and grow.

Access to
highly qualified
Get advice and guidance from experienced and established Canadian industry leaders, founders & partners.
Offering more frequent mentorship sessions than other incubators to provide start-ups with extra support and guidance
Enjoy up to six months of free co-working space at The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre’s modern offices, including business services and meeting space
Access to
Warm introduction to Canadian investors providing the opportunity to pitch your start-up
and workshops
Educational sessions to streamline business operations, HR, marketing, legal, finance and more
Structured programming from tech-focused advisors to help start-ups develop their ideas and build their business knowledge
Up to
$500K in
tech credits
Access to deep discounts on partner programs, services and software, including HubSpot, Google Cloud, Shopify, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Zoom and more
Referrals and preferential pricing for top-tier immigration lawyers
Advice, guidance and templates on how to structure a pitch deck to present to investors

Start your business
in the economic engine of Canada

The innovation economy has emerged in full force in Ontario. It’s where financial services are broadening into fintech and revolutionizing how we invest. Where artificial intelligence is ushering in the era of safer, cleaner connected transportation. And where stem cell research is leading to a world where we cure and even prevent deadly diseases.

Ontario is where new innovations, platforms and technologies meet the muscle of the industrial economy. It’s a place to test new ideas. A place that can drive real economic growth for the next generation.

At the center of
Ontario’s Innovation Corridor

Brampton is Canada’s second-fastest-growing city and is on the verge of a significant and deliberate transformation. The city is prioritizing innovation and entrepreneurship to foster jobs and technological breakthroughs. Its workforce gives it a competitive edge and makes the city a national leader in attracting, developing and retaining new jobs and talent. Located in the middle of Canada’s Innovation Corridor and conveniently connected by the GO train, Brampton’s central location gives it the unique ability to attract highly skilled tech talent from both Toronto and Waterloo.

Brampton is home to a world-class Innovation District that provides local talent development and support for entrepreneurs and new business owners through every stage of their journey, from education, training and re-skilling to support for companies of all sizes and across all sectors.

Advanced Manufacturing
Food & Beverage
Health & Biotechnology
Innovation & Technology

Brampton: a place where people want to live and make a living

The Innovation District has prioritized innovation and entrepreneurship to foster jobs and technological breakthroughs. Brampton’s workforce gives it a competitive edge and makes the city a national leader in attracting, developing and retaining new jobs and talent.

Discover key sectors fuelling our growth

Brampton’s key sectors leverage our businesses and research institutions, workforce, expertise, transport links and location to support our economic development strategy and grow our local economy.

Building a foundation for success in Canada

We know that with the right team, early product-market fit validation and initial capital, the chances of building a successful startup increases significantly. Get in touch with our team to find out more about the program or start your application.