Land & Expand Program

A gateway to
North America
for scale-ups

The Land & Expand Program is created to assist SMEs, including established scale-ups carry out international commercialization and export market development activities in the Canadian market with incubator resources for a trial period. This allows businesses to operate in an ecosystem that is conducive to growth, leading to the possibility of establishing a presence in a foreign market.

About the program. Your gateway to the North American market.

The Land & Expand Program at TBDC is designed for established international scale-ups and start-ups looking to expand their businesses in North America. TBDC provides a one-stop-shop of services including access to government programs, marketing support, business network, access to talent and capital. Through an ecosystem of key partnerships and mentors/advisors with industry expertise, the Land & Expand Program aims to support international companies in establishing their business in the Canadian market with business services and execution support to help them establish and scale globally. The duration of the Acceleration Program is 6 months with an additional 2 months of virtual Pre-acceleration Program.

Low-Risk Entry

The Land & Expand Program is aimed to provide prospective businesses with a low-risk entry option into the Canadian market. The program allows business owners to explore opportunities within the North American ecosystem without having to incur heavy costs. The program functions as a trial period where international businesses can get a sense of what it is like to operate in the Canadian landscape.

Access to Incubators

Through TBDC’s partnership with numerous incubators, the Land & Expand Program provides businesses with the opportunity to connect with local start-ups in Toronto. Local start-ups can contribute significant value-add services and capabilities that will allow international businesses to accelerate their growth.

Access to Resources

The Land & Expand Program provides businesses with an unrivalled accessed to key resources including TBDC’s world-class mentor network, angel investors, and talent pool. The program also provides access to key government resources that accelerate the ability to establish and scale a company. Additionally, the program provides working spaces for businesses that are looking to begin operations in Canada.

Network and Events

Gain access to exclusive events and investor networks through the Land & Expand Program. The program provides founders and executives with the opportunity to forge key relationships with investors, advisors, and customers through numerous networking events.

Business Relationships

Scale-ups and start-ups participating in the Land & Expand Program will get the opportunity to be mentored by industry experts and network with other companies that have successfully graduated from the program. The program’s growing alumni network helps create new opportunities for partnerships for start-ups currently in the program.

Partner Services

Suite of services, including introductions to networks, co-locating, support with incorporating a legal entity.

Who can apply?

The Land & Expand Program is open to all international businesses that have been incorporated. A qualifying business meets following conditions:

Your journey starts here

Apply today for
the Land & Expand Program

2 Month

(qualified start-ups)

6 Month


$30k CAD

Program fee

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