The Canadian Launch-Pad for Global Entrepreneurs
The Startup Visa Program (SUV) is designed to draw international founders who wish to develop innovative, modern, and scalable companies in Canada. VDI offers an 8-week collaborative program that creates a path for global entrepreneurs by providing investment and specialized support services to launch their business ventures in North America.
VDI simplifies the transition between the Pre-Expansion Program and Startup Visa application through our partnership with a designated organization.
Accelarate with the Right Support
We Partner with CIAI
CIAI (Canadian International Angel Investors) is a designated Government of Canada Startup Visa organization and a member of NACO, the National Angel Capital Organization.
Letter of SupportWhen submitting your Startup Visa application to the IRCC, you must receive a letter of support from a designated organization that is approved to invest in startups. After completing the VDI’s Startup Visa Program, you are provided the opportunity to pitch to the CIAI to obtain your Letter of Support.
Join the Future of Startups
Become a part of our Global Network of Entrepreneurs