Tag: Start-up Visa Program

Empowered Startups partners with Design 1st to launch three new businesses in 2017

POSTED29/03/17

Empowered Startups has partnered with Design 1st, a Canadian leader in innovative hardware product design, engineering and manufacturing set-up.  The two companies will bring three new products to market in the fall of 2017.  The new products targeting a variety of sectors, were conceived by three entrepreneurs recently selected by Empowered Startups. Empowered Startups, a leading Canadian Incubator, sought out the expertise of Design 1st because of its proven track record in helping clients de-risk and launch over 500 electronics products into diverse markets. “We run a distributed incubator model where we partner with expert talent across Canada to complement the build and launch of our startups,” said Amber Allen, Director, Empowered Startups. “Design 1st brings a one-stop hardware product design, engineering and supply strategy experience to our business team. Our search for a reliable and creative full service team that will lead the development process led us to Design 1st and we are excited to work with them.”

This joint venture represents a powerful partnership for entrepreneurs looking to transform their ideas from concept to market. As an Incubator, Empowered Startups has gained a reputation for working with entrepreneurs to test the market, secure early adopters, and provide funding support. The company also leverages its strong network to successfully bring new products to market. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Empowered Startups to support Canadian product innovation working with international clients and markets,” said Kevin Bailey, President of Design 1st. “Empowered Startups is a great fit for our team, sharing Canadian values and expanding our retail, commercial and medical design engineering process.”

Empowered Startups selected several entrepreneurs who moved to Canada on the country’s Start-up Visa Program. Their ideas and skills contribute to the Canadian economy by creating new jobs for Canadians, providing Canadian manufacturing opportunities, as well as advancing research and innovation. The entrepreneurs have been heavily involved in every step of the process and will contribute their local expertise in selling the new products in their home countries.

 

About Empowered Startups

Empowered Startups is a leading Canadian Incubator for high-potential entrepreneurs wanting to sell internationally. We partner in business with talented Canadian and international entrepreneurs and execute a proven methodology to commercialize ideas. The team of mentors works with entrepreneurs to validate the business viability of an idea, test the market and customers, as well as secure funding and early adopters. The company offers infrastructure, on-site mentorship, access to technology, access to capital, and close relationships with university labs to build companies that can scale internationally. For more information, visit www.empoweredstartups.com.

Contact

Paul Girodo
Director
Empowered Startups
paul@empoweredstartups.com

 

About Design 1st

Connected hardware product design is a high risk business –  unless you have a design partner who has done it successfully many times before. Design 1st is one of the largest, most experienced hardware product design firms in Canada, with over 500 projects, 20 years, and 130 client patents. Our user-centered design, engineering, electronics, firmware, and manufacturing setup experts work as a cohesive team to transform your idea into a winning product. Our broad range of skills and experience allows us to tackle any project, anticipate challenges, find novel solutions to tricky problems, and guide you all the way to manufacture ready.  Visit www.design1st.com or contact via phone at +1 877 235 1004.

Contact
Ian Kayser
VP, Sales
Design 1st
ikayser@design1st.com

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Start-up Visa Program Growing and Successful

POSTED05/05/16

As of May 2, 2016 there are 51 entrepreneurs landed as permanent residents through Canada’s Start-up Visa Program.  These individuals (and their designated organizations) are responsible for 26 new start-up ventures in Canada.  The economic benefit of those new startups includes new jobs for Canadians, advancing state of the art research, new innovation and businesses launching and selling into new markets internationally.  The Start-up Visa program accepts applicants from all countries around the world and their start-up ventures are equally as diverse.

Read more about the success and growth of the SUV program at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada  http://ow.ly/4nt4j0 

If you are an international entrepreneur wanting to immigrate to Canada and you have a great start-up venture that has the potential to scale internationally send us your application today.  http://empoweredstartups.com/application

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Recent Permanent Residence Approvals Start-up Visa Canada

POSTED29/05/15

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that six more new companies have successfully launched through the Start-up Visa program.  The announcement was made at an event hosted by the Toronto Business Development Centre by Chris Alexander, the Minister for Citizenship and Immigration.  The associated founders for those six companies gained their permanent residency to Canada with fast processing times so as to launch their international ventures as quickly as possible in Canada.  CIC indicated there have been approximately 16 founders approved for permanent residence since the start of the program and there are another 60 or more currently in process.  CIC indicates 6 month processing times for 80% of permanent residence applications.  Work permit approvals are being issued in an unprecedented 3 week or less turn around time in most cases.

Empowered Startups is evaluating, on a daily basis, international founders applying to the Start-up Visa program.  Our designated incubator has numerous highly talented entrepreneurs in process through the Start-up Visa program and we are rigorously hunting for international applicants who speak English, are high potential, high net worth entrepreneurs who want to launch their international ventures from Canada.

Send us your application today: http://empoweredstartups.com/contact/

CIC government announcement: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=981649

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Bring Your Clean Tech Startup Ventures To Canada

POSTED17/03/15

Empowered Startups is looking for clean tech. startup ventures.  Qualified international Founders with the financial resources to launch and fund their venture in Vancouver or Whistler will received expedited Permanent Resident status for themselves and up to five essential personnel through Canada’s Start-up Visa Program.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/how-market-forces-are-winning-the-climate-change-battle-1.2996818

 

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Minister Alexander Promotes Start-up Visa (SUV) Program in India

POSTED16/01/15

Minister Alexander met with Prime Minister Narendra in India today wrapping up the largest-ever Canadian delegation to the Vibrant Gujarat conference.  Part of his discussions highlighted developments in Canada’s economic immigration policy, such as the Start-up Visa program.  In the meeting he pointed out that bilateral trade between Canada and India totalled a record $5.8 billion dollars in 2013, and has more than doubled over the last 10 years. More than 1.1 million people living in Canada can trace their heritage back to India and in 2013, more than 33,000 Indian citizens became permanent residents in Canada. With the Start-up Visa, Canada is targeting a new type of immigrant entrepreneur who has the potential to build innovative companies that can create jobs for Canadians and compete on a global scale.

Earlier in the trip, he delivered a presentation to students and faculty at the Indian Institute of Management. Alexander promoted the benefit of the Start-up Visa Program.

“Canada and India are great partners, and the relationship is only getting stronger – to the benefit of both countries’ economic growth and future prosperity. I was especially pleased to highlight our new Express Entry system and Start-Up Visa program as key parts our government’s plan to build a fast, fair and flexible immigration system that attracts people with the skills to integrate fully and quickly in Canada’s economy and Canadian society.”  Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister

Empowered Startups is one of eleven designated business incubators authorized to particulate in the Start-up Visa program for Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  Empowered Startups is currently accepting applications for its 2015 summer incubation program. If you are interested in learning more about the Start-up Visa program or Empowered Startups please contact us at http://empoweredstartups.com/contact/

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First Start-up Visa Applicants

POSTED29/11/14

Within a day of Empowered being formally selected and published in the Canada Gazette as a Designated Incubator the company has received it’s first applicants and pitches for the Start-up Visa Program.  Foreign nationals submitting applications are from Hong Kong, China and Brazil.

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Empowered Startups Receives Citizenship and Immigration Canada Designation

POSTED29/11/14

Empowered Startups is excited to announce that it has earned Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) Designation.  The formal announcement was published on November 21, 2014 in the Canada Gazette.  Empowered is one of only eleven incubators to receive this designation.  Empowered will offer incubation and acceleration services to foreign nationals with the ultimate goal of leading the development and growth of foreign innovation in Canada.  Empowered seeks discovery-driven technological foreign nationals to propel further innovation and to create high value jobs for Canadians.

To apply for a Start-up Visa you must gain acceptance to a Designated organization for your innovative business concept.  If accepted by a Designated organization, that organization will issue you a Letter of Support and you can apply for permanent residency.  The current processing times for permanent residency through this program are extremely fast as compared to other programs in Canada.  The Start-up Visa Program appeals to foreign entrepreneurs, some whom will create highly successful companies, as it offers them certainty for immigration while benefitting Canada’s economic needs for immigration.

For more information on Empowered’s Designation or the Start-up Visa Program please contact info@empoweredstartups.com

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