Venture Development Institute helps startups grow to successful companies by providing a network of mentors and full development support through our VDI programs.
We're building a global entrepreneurial community within Canada and connecting startups with potential customers in North America and worldwide.
The experience in the VDI Startup Visa Program is great. The courses are well designed and useful for us to build solid business plan & understand the Canadian business environment.
Matthew C.Co-Founder of JMED Diabetes App
I think the VDI sessions were very helpful. It helped me and my team reach our full potential. It helped make our business file a lot stronger and clearer.
Ashay B. Founder of Thaely
The program met and exceeded many of my expectations - the attention to detail, the prompt correspondence and scheduling, and the overall flow of the program was very impressive.
Saivya C.Founder of RideBlitz
The great team of Venture Development Institute has been instrumental in assisting Veovina define its strategy, develop a structured business model and go-to-market approach.
Harold C.Founder of Veovina
VDI's Startup Visa program is very helpful and informative. I had a chance to improve my professional pitching skill. The trainer gave me detailed feedback on not only the pitch deck but also body language, eye contact, etc.
Giang N. Founder of R68
VDI program was the best program for me to prepare to launch the startup project in the Canadian market with a well-structured program with a specialized business and operation team.
Taegyu J.Founder of Places'
This course has allowed me as an entrepreneur to understand my business more. I learnt about people, structure, management, delivery, and much more. I am very grateful to the Team.
Mervyn N.Founder of Smugg.me
The whole process brilliantly facilitated our international team to get to know each other and learn about our expertise—great methodologies and procedures to ensure a successful application for a startup business in Canada.
Robert B.Co-Founder of Classy5Home
First, I want to thank the entire VDI team for their extraordinary support. Without a doubt, the sessions we have had have been of great value and have helped us to improve our business model.
Marco R.Founder of Crop to Cart
After joining the VDI Pre-expansion sessions, I got a lot of useful information, techniques and ideas for running the innovation business in Canada.
Thomas W.Co-Founder of BeyondClass
The Startup Visa program is great! The series of programs lead us through how to begin and start a business in Canada. We are confident and looking forward to executing what we learned in Canada soon!
Jacky Y.Co-Founder of Alcoly
Impressed by the vision of the Canadian government in initiating the program and the structure of the incubation program which covers every aspect in running a business in Canada
Frank N.Co-Founder of Weedeo
Great introduction to Canada and doing business in Canada. The pitching and marketing sessions were very useful.
Jonathan L.Co-Founder of BeyondClass
The overall experience with the VDI expansion program is excellent, the team from VDI is highly professional and they offer tremendous help throughout the Pre-Expansion program.
Mike H.Founder of ArtBat
It was great being a part of the Pre Expansion Program and I think all the stakeholders really benefitted in terms of understanding of the business.
Rishi C.Founder of Teleport
VDI has been a fantastic host, with unparalleled communication and support throughout. I am proud of this company and the practical & tailored initiatives to help transition to the Canadian market.
Francis E.Co-Founder of ArtBat
It was an extremely valuable journey with the expansion program. It helped our team shape our scope and strategies to establish our startup in Canada. The insight we received from VDI will be invaluable.
Thejake W.Founder of Drone Tech
The program is very significant for running a business in Canada and North America, as well as providing a good chance for working with new team members to develop long-term relationships & trust.
Calvin T.Co-Founder of AniDeep
The sessions helped me understand more about Canada, the country’s business environment and the system. They gave me information and ideas to complete the business plan, pitch, and the confidence to do it.
Vincent L.Co-Founder of LinkProp
I have expanded my perspective on the Canadian market through sessions. It’s really helpful to me in creating R&D strategies for TECA.
Le Thi C.Co-Founder of TECA Ignite
The experience was very enlightening. The knowledge and skills acquired and reinforced have prepared me to approach the startup more confidently.
Milinda K.Co-Founder of Orders Retail
The most amazing part of the program was the sessions and the mentors; they were really spot on. We really appreciate Mr Varun Mehta; he has been very responsive and supportive throughout the program. He made the program so flawless for us.
Aniket B.Founder of Usher Mobility Inc
Thanks to Varun Mehta and his team for the professional work and prompt responses, as always. They are much appreciated!
Kelly L.Co-Founder of Dongamers Inc
The expertise the VDI team has provided us throughout our process has been exceptional. We have achieved our goal with their time efficiency and attention to detail in the entire process. So excited for the journey we are about to embark upon towards success.
Marish S.Founder of Dongamers Inc
I enjoyed the pre-expansion sessions very much. They are all very informative and useful for our startup business.
Victor T.Co-Founder of Alcoly
VDI's Startup Visa Program is very comprehensive and gave me a valuable understanding of doing business in Canada. I strongly recommend it to anyone keen on a startup entity in this territory.
Steve C.Co-Founder of B3DS
Everything seemed very smooth, the process was clear, and we knew exactly what and why we were getting trained for! The team is very supportive, and we got to learn a lot!
Tanisha P.Founder of DonnaFMCG
The pitching practice session helps to improve our team’s performance a lot for final pitch.
Choi Wing K.Co-Founder of Bots Mate Technologies
VDI's Startup Visa Program is valuable and helpful for planning the business in Canada. Especially the pitch sessions were excellent and really guided us to accomplish it.
Jason L. Founder of GotoPartner
Thanks to VDI for creating this awesome program. They made the project more feasible by designing the pitch deck, a new idea of trademark and comments for the business plan, etc. We appreciate your attention to detail & valuable feedback on developing our startup.
Hoan N.Founder of Sharebly
Our Portfolio of
180+ STARTUPS 45+ COUNTRIES $45M+ CAPITAL
Venture Development Institute is home to more than 180 promising Startups, molding ambitious entrepreneurs with knowledge, mentorship, funding, and access to one of Canada’s strongest entrepreneurial networks.