Global Entrepreneur Incubation Program

Get to market faster with our Global Entrepreneur Incubation Program.

Our business incubation program happens in three phases, providing you with the tools and resources you need to grow your business when you need them most. 

Work alongside global founders, meet mentors, and learn from specialists from various industries to take your company to new heights.

At the end of the program, applicants will receive Permanent Residence status and the tools and resources they need to launch their startup in Canada successfully.

Our Program by the numbers

5-6 Weeks
Our 5-6 week admissions process is 100% virtual
Our all-in program fee with no equity lost
3 Cohorts a year
Start your journey in winter, spring, or fall
3 Phases
Your journey is split into 3 phases, of 3 months each
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Program Overview

Why work with BHive?

Pitch coaching
Advice, guidance and templates on how to structure a pitch deck to present to investors.
pre-accelerator program
Pre-incubation support to prepare your business for success before arriving in Canada.
Grant access support
Advice on leveraging government grants, funding and subsidies for your start-up.
Transition into Canadian services
Helping founders (and their families) settle in Canada quickly so they can focus on growing their start-up.
One-on-one support from BHive
Individual, tailored support to meet your start-up's specific challenges.
Sector-specific referrals
Introductions to local customers, partners, suppliers, product testers, suppliers and service providers specific to your industry.
Access to labs & research facilities
Leverage resources at one of the 20 post-secondary institutions located within an hour from Brampton.
Networking events
Monthly events provide an opportunity to build your local network
BHive alumni pool
Membership in our alumni program and events to maintain and develop your network post-incubation.

How to apply to BHive’s
Global Entrepreneur Incubation Program

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Online application process (2 Days)

Fill out BHive’s online application form, or if you have any questions or concerns, please email, and the Intake Team will be happy to help.

Internal review (3 Days)

The Intake Team will review your application to assess initial fit for the Start-Up Visa Program. During a video interview, you’ll have the opportunity to share more about your company, its current progress and your plans for Canada.

Due diligence (5 Days)

Your team will receive a Due Diligence checklist from the Intake Team. You will be asked to upload information about your company in three categories;

  1. Overview: Articles of Incorporation, Capitalization Table, Logo, Customer & Supplier Lists, and IP Docs 
  2. Financial: Two Years of Audited Financial Statements and Financial Forecasts
  3. Applicant Details: Proof of Personal Funds Resume, Passport Copy and Language Test Score

Panel interview (5 Days)

Your team will be matched with three mentors from the BHive ecosystem who have expertise and connections in your industry for a panel interview. During this 50-minute interview, mentors will dig deeper into your business plan, current offering and strategy for entering the Canadian market.

Program acceptance (5 Days)

If accepted, your team will receive a Start-Up Visa Program Agreement detailing the scope of the Acceleration Program. Once the agreement is signed, the Toronto Business Development Centre (BHive’s Parent Company and a Designated Organization) will issue a Commitment Certificate to Canadian Immigration, and a single Letter of Support to your team.

Who should apply

BHive’s Global Entrepreneur Incubator Program is for startups that are generating revenue in their home country, have paying customers, and have market traction. The program is for immigrant entrepreneurs who have the skills and potential to build a business in Canada that:

  1. Is innovative
  2. Can compete globally
  3. Can create jobs for Canadians

Founders with a qualifying business must also meet the government admissibility requirements for the Startup Visa Program, including: 

  1. Fluency in English and/or French
  2. Sufficient funds to settle in Canada
  3. A letter of support from a designated organization 

Acceptance into BHive’s Global Entrepreneur Incubator Program gets you a Letter of Support from BHive so you can start the Startup Visa application process directly with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Building a foundation for success in Canada

The right team, early product-market fit validation, and initial capital significantly increase the chances of success for a startup.

We can help.

Contact our team to learn more about our Global Entrepreneur Incubator Program, or start your application now.