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Empowered Startups Is Accepting Applications

POSTED29/11/14

Empowered is currently accepting applications for its 2015 spring residency and mentoring program.  Applicants will be selected through a competitive process in response to this open call for applicants.  Empowered’s incubation program is typically 12 months long and will entail full mentorship and boot camp programming throughout.

Empowered Startups and its directors have been actively engaged in the startup scene since 2004.  Empowered has built extensive relationships with Canadian entrepreneurs, academics, government agencies, universities and other strategic partners who provide guidance, knowledge and expertise.  We are experts at growing concepts in their ideation stage preparing them for early stage funding for launch into existing and emerging enterprises.

If you have an innovative business concept at the ideation stage we invite you to apply at https://empoweredstartups.com/

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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 [email protected]

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