Posted: February 4, 2022



Type of Program:



IDEABOOST Accelerator is a four-month bootcamp based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which provides six media-focused startups per cohort training, networking opportunities and up to $35,000 in seed funding.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $35,000 and is provided in the form of convertible notes, with generous terms governing the conversion into equity over a four-year period.

When It Ends:

Currently closed


Next deadlines to be determined


Applicants must be:

  • be media-focused Canadian startups,
  • be companies that are building the next generation of technology-based media and entertainment products, services, and brands with a focus on leading technologies in media & entertainment,
  • be growth-oriented,
  • have developed a product past ideation stage (e.g. working prototype, beta version).

Co-productions and joint ventures between Canadian and non-Canadian companies are also eligible, provided that the Canadian team member is the one who submits the application to IDEABOOST. Starting in 2020, IDEABOOST moved towards more thematic programming streams which will focus on leading technologies in media & entertainment, with an emphasis on immersive media forms of AR/VR/XR and virtual beings with AI integration. 

Applications Steps:


apply and be accepted into IDEABOOST Network Connect in order to apply,


submit the online application.

Documentation Needed:

  • the application,
  • their Articles of Incorporation or Letters Patent and are encouraged to attach an up-to-date deck (e.g. investor/pitch).

Other Things to Note:

While we are not accepting applications for IDEABOOST at this time, we encourage you to sign up for the CFC Media Lab newsletter for updates and announcements of what's to come.


About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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