Hamilton and Niagara have come together to market a combined region of over one million people with complementary strengths in freight transportation, agribusiness, health sciences research, advanced education, advanced manufacturing, and more. Examples of the advantages of this collaboration include Niagara’s border location and support services for exporters via its Foreign Trade Zone designation, and Hamilton’s 24-hour cargo/ passenger airport and major Great Lakes port. The Economic Development Offices of Hamilton/Niagara serve as a single window approach in providing business assistance within this mega region.

Hamilton-Niagara Region along with LatAm Startups, is offering a scaleup bootcamp program for international startups seeking to expand business in Canada having the City of Hamilton and Niagara Region as their point of entry. This program can lead startups to be selected in the Startup Visa program.

This Bootcamp is in person! apply before September 16, 2023

What We Offer

The Hamilton-Niagara Scaleup Bootcamp an intensive week of

  • Sessions including Market Entry Strategy for North America
  • Networking and connections with key leaders in the technology sector
  • Information about programs for startups in Niagara and Hamilton
  • Business development and marketing advice
  • Transportation to Hamilton and Niagara from Toronto

Cost of the Program

This program is supported by the Hamilton-Niagara Region. For the right companies the program doesn’t have any cost.


  • Technology company with intellectual property
  • Local sales traction or sufficient investment to put a company in Canada
  • Conversational level English
  • Team willing to relocate partially or totally to Hamilton-Niagara, Ontario Canada

Minimum accepted Minimum Viable Product (MVP), please do not apply if your company is in the ideation stage.

Technologies accepted into the program

  • Agri-technology
  • Digital Health
  • Education Technology
  • Automation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Robotics