Proximity to major markets, a skilled workforce, and close ties to world-class post-secondary institutions are a few reasons why international businesses choose Kingston as their home.

Working in partnership, Kingston Economic Development Corporation and LatAm Startups are excited to open applications to the Kingston Scaleup Bootcamp expected to begin this coming October.

This free one-week scaleup bootcamp will be offered to eligible international startups primarily in health-tech and clean-tech sectors planning to expand their business to Canada with Kingston being their point of entry.

An exciting schedule is planned; daily training sessions with expert mentors from Kingston’s startup community, opportunities to build connections with leaders in the startup ecosystem, detailed information about Kingston’s programs and infrastructure, are a few things to look forward to during this one-week scaleup bootcamp.

Kingston’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is growing and bringing with it new people, big ideas, diverse personalities and a fresh outlook on how to drive economic development. With Kingston being strategically located between Toronto and Montreal, accessing incredible resources including investors, mentors, acceleration programs and infrastructure couldn’t be easier. Kingston is home to three leading post-secondary academic institutions including Queen’s University and is recognized by Statistics Canada for having the smartest workforce with the most Ph.D. graduates per capita ultimately providing a strong talent pool for companies.

With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative start-ups, and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to research institutions, advanced tertiary healthcare facilities, infrastructure, and expertise to help companies thrive; Kingston is an ideal place to live and grow a business.

LatAm Startups and Kingston Economic Development Corporation are excited to launch this initiative to help international startups begin their entry to the North American market in Kingston, a vibrant, innovative, and smart city that offers many advantages for businesses.

“The collaboration between Kingston Economic Development and LatAm Startups will enhance the international startup ecosystem by providing guidance and mentorship that entrepreneurs need at a critical time,” says Donna Gillespie, CEO, Kingston Economic Development Corporation. “This bootcamp will help startups reach the next level of their development with resources and tools to expand to the North American market with Kingston as a point of entry.”

Companies interested in the Kingston Scaleup Bootcamp are asked to submit their applications no later than September 17th. The application and detailed eligibility requirements can be found here: https://gust.com/programs/scaleup-bootcamp-program-kingston-ontario