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A different kind of ecosystem in a different kind of place.

Atlantic Canada's Startup Ecosystem

has become a beacon of hope & inspiration for entrepreneurs who don’t want to just survive anymore… they want to thrive!

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Atlantic Canada is the place to build your startup

We know it takes a village to raise a startup

Founders here are surrounded with the support they need to accelerate growth

Collaborative

A highly-connected tech network across the four Atlantic provinces ensures that entrepreneurs get the right support at the right stage.

Inclusive

We are a home for leaders building diverse, inclusive teams. We welcome anyone who wants to work hard at building exceptional companies with Atlantic Canada as their launch pad.

Talent Pipeline

Atlantic Canada was also ranked a top 15 ecosystem for “Bang for your Buck” (a measurement of early stage funding compared to cost technical talent).

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Global Impact

We call the east coast home, but Effortlessly Connect With The World.

Prime Location

Canada’s East Coast is four hours behind London and four hours ahead of Los Angeles—a perfect split between the European and North American workdays.

Access to Capital

Startup Genome recently ranked Atlantic Canada as 4th fastest growing ecosystem with the highest amount of early-stage funding per startup.

Areas of Excellence

The innovation ecosystem is taking on the world’s most urgent challenges—climate change, sustainable food, clean energy, healthcare delivery—led by company clusters in ICT, cleantech, oceantech, agri-food, and life sciences.

Living Well

People want to live and work here

A Sense of Place

We thrive because we live in small cities and big towns on the edge of the ocean and deep in the forests.

Sustainable

We are grounded and resilient by nature, and this is how we run our businesses.

Good Living

Atlantic Canada offers more life with less hassle; access to outdoor activities, low crime rates, beautiful urban parks and trails, arts and culture, music, theater, and fantastic restaurants are sprinkled across the region. We enjoy a rare and wonderful quality of life here.

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“Atlantic Canada attracted us with venture capital, non-dilutive dollars, research partners, talent, ocean access and an incredibly welcoming business community. This is the ideal region for us to develop our ocean climate technology.”

Mike Kelland
CEO and co-founder, Planetary Technologies

Looking to work for a startup in Atlantic Canada?

Are you looking for a new opportunity in the tech sector? Look no further. There is no more exciting sector to be working in – and Atlantic Canada has the job you want, in the region that is quickly becoming the most sought after part of Canada to be located.

Explore our job board for exciting opportunities all across Atlantic Canada and if you’re looking to promote a position in your startup or organization, submit your job to our board.

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A few of the many programs & supporters in Atlantic Canada

In need of programming support? 

We are always adding to our database of programming support for startups. Our accelerators are focused on delivering to founders with custom tools, resources and leadership from our global networks. Watch this space as we continue to post more information for startups looking to grow, build and thrive in Atlantic Canada.

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Check out Ecosystem events across Atlantic Canada

We are all about sharing ideas, building strong networks and celebrating the wins – big or small. Join in on the networking by attending local and virtual startups events near you.

If you have an event to promote in Atlantic Canada, add it to our calendar!

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