Do you think
you measure up?
We’re looking for the most-promising and high-impact entrepreneurs who have what it takes to scale their business in Canada.
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Accelerate to the North American Market

At the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC), we facilitate your journey to launch and expand your business in Ontario and Canada, as well as the North American market.

We welcome you to join our three-week Land & Expand program, which is fully funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). With over 40 tailored mentors at hand, learn to navigate the business road ahead.

  • Propel yourself into the North American market
  • Upgrade your business skills
  • Network with mentors, founders and investors
  • Three-month access to office space, post-program
  • Three-month access to curated workshops, post-program
  • Offered at zero cost for eligible participants

Opportunities Await You

Master Canadian Regulations

Gateway into the North American Market

Your Future Сhallenges

Navigating Unfamiliar Laws

North American Market Entry

Finding the Right Sources of Funding

Building Your Local Network

Assembling a Local Team

Meet Ontario’s Array of Investors

Build Networks in the Community

Harness the
Local Talent

Benefits We Offer

Regulatory Support

Understand Canadian law, tailored for international startups. Learn about IP rights, tax obligations, and more to set your business on the right legal track.

Sales Coaching

From crafting pitches to mastering sales, L&E will elevate your skills with targeted sessions and real-world training from the best mentors in the business.

Funding Support

L&E will help unlock Canadian funding opportunities and show you how to navigate through government grants and VC options – with sessions curated specifically for international startups.

Networking Opportunities

Grow your network through 1-on-1 sessions, CEO luncheons, investor dinners, and ecosystem tours. Week 3 culminates in exclusive networking events.

Building your Core Team

L&E will show you how to assemble and maintain a high-performing team in Canada with hands-on sessions on recruitment and team management.

Access to
 Founders & Investors

TBDC has a vast community of top-tier investors and founders who are dedicated to your success in this program – and they will help show you how to follow in their footsteps.

Land & Expand Program

Are you a startup founder who is ready to expand into Canada and the North American market? Catapult your venture to a new level and apply today!

The next available slot is March 2024.

What our Founders Say

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Want to scale up in Canada?

TBDC can show you the way

Want to scale up in Canada?

TBDC can show you the way