Empowering entrepreneurs and B.C.’s tech ecosystem through mentorship and responsive programming.

Our Incubation is Pragmatic

We offer entrepreneurs and business owners unique and tailored training and support. Our programs are responsive, ensuring they deliver on real-time business needs and informed projections of local, as well as global, technology, and business landscapes. We also play matchmaker, connecting talented professionals to create robust teams. We then nurture these teams through mentorship and strategic partnerships.

 

Alacrity Cleantech

The Alacrity Cleantech program supports the scale-up of B.C. clean technology companies to encourage export activities in select international markets. Alacrity Cleantech also helps its portfolio companies with investor readiness, marketing initiatives, and business development in order to accelerate cleantech companies’ trajectories to global success.

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Originally established with funding from the B.C. Government’s Ministry of Jobs, Trades and Technology, the Digital Marketing Bootcamp equips participants with a holistic digital marketing skill-set. Developed by the Alacrity team, the curriculum has so far trained 5,000 students in mastering the online marketplace.

The program is currently delivered online to accommodate COVID-19 conditions, making it accessible to students across all of B.C.

Canada Digital Adoption Program

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), in partnership with the Government of Canada, can help get your business online, give your e-commerce presence a boost, or help digitize your business’ operations. CDAP provides funding and support to businesses, as well as paid training and work opportunities for E-Commerce Advisors.

If you’re interested in Digital Advisory services for CDAP (Stream2) – Boost Your Business Technology, please email us at .

Alacrity Startup Visa Program

The Alacrity Startup Visa program helps entrepreneurs outside of Canada establish brand-new, high-growth businesses in B.C. Created with funding from the Government of Canada, the Startup Visa Program attracts international entrepreneurs looking to establish businesses in Canada that will support innovation and job creation.

To be eligible for the Startup Visa program, entrepreneurs must be accepted into a program offered by a designated Canadian business incubator, like Alacrity Canada.

The Startup Visa Program is welcoming its first lineup of companies to B.C. in the fall of 2021.

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We’re Connected

Established by serial entrepreneurs, Alacrity’s team has a long history of technology and company building. Collectively, our founders have launched 92 tech companies in Ontario, British Columbia, and abroad. Our network of a dozen affiliate offices worldwide guarantees access to contacts and resources, drastically reducing the risks faced by incubating companies. As a non-for-profit, we also work with a robust network of business accelerators, municipalities, regional economic development agencies, and chambers of commerce across B.C.

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITES

Alacrity uses the knowledge and experiences of its advisors to develop companies that address market needs. As a result of this approach, the entrepreneurs and investors Alacrity works with enjoy uniquely high success rates.

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GROWING WESTERN CANADA

Alacrity works with educational institutions and government partners to encourage a regionalized investment strategy that has significant economic and social impact in Western Canada.

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LOCAL SECTOR INSIGHTS

Alacrity’s support for Western Canadian companies in the technology sector, with an emphasis on SaaS and telecommunications, is changing the business landscape in B.C.

What’s Brought Us So Far?

We’ve strengthened teams and facilitated regionalized investment opportunities through thoughtful interventions… consistently.

To date, Alacrity has supported more than 95 businesses which, in turn, created 700+ jobs, and raised more than $359.6M in investments.

$359.6M

OF INVESTMENT INTO BC

$75M

OF SUPPORTED ACQUISITIONS & EXITS

95+

COMPANIES IN PROGRAMS

Meet our partners who have helped propel Alacrity Canada portfolio companies to the global stage.

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