Entrepreneur International MITACS


Mitacs Entrepreneur International offers a travel grant to Canadian start-ups that are housed in a university-linked incubator or accelerator to connect them with host incubators abroad and explore new business development opportunities in international markets.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a travel grant of up to $5,000. 


The applicant must:

  • For-profit company
  • Be an incorporated Canadian legal entity.
  • Be housed for a minimum of three (3) months and maximum of two (2) years in an eligible university-linked incubator or accelerator (Home Incubator)
  • Have planned business travel for full-time employees, founders, or owners with soft-landing at a host incubator in an eligible target market.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must submit their application a minimum of 4 weeks before their planned travel dates.

Documentation Needed:

Participants submit their application and budget detailing a travel plan that supports growth goals in at least one of the following categories:

  • A completed and signed application, including your travel budget.
  • A signed letter of support from an eligible Canadian incubator or accelerator linked to a Canadian academic institution.
  • A signed letter of acknowledgement from an international host incubator in target market.

Other Things to Note:

The Mitacs Entrepreneur International program invites application submissions on a year-round basis.

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