Accelerate your AI initiatives

Accelerate your AI initiatives

Are you an incubator, accelerator, support organization or investor in the AI ecosystem? Are you on the hunt for ways to finance, fuel and fast-track AI initiatives for your portfolio? 

Make your mark in the AI ecosystem

Introducing an exciting new way to scale up Canadian AI initiatives. Powered by Scale AI, the Acceleration program puts $20 million on the table to help finance the growth of AI startups and SMEs and support initiatives across Canada. 

MISSION

Our mission

Our mission

If you're supporting companies that are planting their flag in the AI ecosystem, Acceleration is here to connect your clients, boost their revenue, and help them become a bigger player in the world of AI.

The program's mission is twofold:
  • To help early-stage SMEs launch and scale up rapidly by augmenting the magnitude and/or geographic footprint of incubators and accelerators
  • To attract additional ventures and connect SMEs with seed and growth investors that can bring them added value

OUR GOALS

What Acceleration aims to accomplish

What Acceleration aims to accomplish

The Acceleration program has been designed to finance initiatives supporting the growth of startups and SMEs. The program aims to:

  • Promote the growth of 100 startups applying AI to supply chains
  • Strengthen collaboration between Canada's top AI incubators and accelerators
  • Attract additional venture capital and investment in AI to Canada
  • Encourage top AI talent to establish their business in Canada
  • Support the emergence of future global AI leaders

OUR GOALS

What Acceleration aims to accomplish

The Acceleration program has been designed to finance initiatives supporting the growth of startups and SMEs. The program aims to:

  • Promote the growth of 100 startups applying AI to supply chains
  • Strengthen collaboration between Canada's top AI incubators and accelerators
  • Attract additional venture capital and investment in AI to Canada
  • Encourage top AI talent to establish their business in Canada
  • Support the emergence of future global AI leaders

BENEFICIARIES

Who Acceleration supports

Who Acceleration supports

To date, over 100 companies, academic institutions, professional associations, government partners, banks, incubators, venture capital firms, consultants, and global partners have joined forces to support Scale AI and collaborate on innovative projects that will bolster Canada’s economy.

The Acceleration program aims to financially support:
  • Incubators focused on next-generation technologies
  • Accelerators supporting AI-based startups
  • Innovation centres aimed at increasing collaboration across industry
  • Any other supporting organization with initiatives that can scale-up Canadian AI startups and SMEs focused on building applied AI products and services for supply chains

OUR OFFER

What we offer

What we offer

Programs certified by Acceleration may receive up to $50,000 per startup or SME focused on building applied AI products and services for supply chains. Here’s how it works:

  • Funds are allocated based on number of ventures graduating a program
  • Each certified program is allocated a specific number of eligible ventures per year
  • Ventures must be based in Canada to be eligible for funding
  • Funds renewal will be based on program performance

OUR OFFER

What we offer

What we offer

Programs certified by Acceleration may receive up to $50,000 per startup or SME focused on building applied AI products and services for supply chains. Here’s how it works:

  • Funds are allocated based on number of ventures graduating a program
  • Each certified program is allocated a specific number of eligible ventures per year
  • Ventures must be based in Canada to be eligible for funding
  • Funds renewal will be based on program performance

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