For every business milestone, and those times in between

A holistic tech portfolio

Each step in the IO Venture Path is designed to shorten the path to growth. We help today’s entrepreneurs leverage the experience, expertise and insights of businesses leaders who have been there and done just that — successfully launched and grown world-class technology enterprises.

The IO Venture Path by the numbers
As of March 31, 2023:


companies supported

$1.58 billion

investment raised


jobs created

Navigating the Venture Path

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IO Venture Path Programs

IO Ignition, Flex, Accelerator and ScaleUp are delivered at little to no cost to qualifying companies.

IO Ignition

Start it up.

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IO Flex

Be a part of an enterprising Community.

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IO Accelerator

The fast track to success — for companies that are ready.

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IO ScaleUp

Tip the balance in your favour.

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What program is right for me?

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More Programs

Venture Path programs not for you? Check out these options.



Bootcamp for women-led businesses.

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IP Assist Program

IP Programs & Services

Invest Ottawa’s IP Support and Grants.

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Digital Health Tech Bootcamp

Digital Health Tech Bootcamp

For startups designing a solution to tackle challenges in the healthcare industry.

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