A growth-focused program building the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.
Access innovation careers with the training you need to thrive long-term.
Activate your entrepreneurial spirit.
Our recipe for sticky entrepreneurship careers blends work experience, curated professional development, and community connections.
For all sizes
Go on to found startups, assume leadership roles at startups, or apply new entrepreneurial skills at larger organizations.
Always seeks to bring people together through humility and humour. Leaders take initiative and are never afraid to help others. Read more
Angie Chia-Baxter, 2022 Fellow
On the go and can’t sit still—you may often find that they have a new creative interest or hobby (pretty much) every month. Read more
Luke Martin, 2022 Fellow
Founder @ Adore
A social butterfly that’s on student councils, loves attending provincial or national level case competitions, and always responding to your Instagram stories. Read more
Reem Zaid, 2022 Fellow
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Someone with an eclectic personality who is very adventurous and seeks a thrill. Read more
Ben Jones, 2022 Fellow
Partnerships + Demand Generation @ Fuil.IO
An Alumni Culture
The VFC Fellow ecosystem is broad, diverse, established, and wired for connection. See past cohorts
Alumni community members
Annual partner startups
In partnership with 186
future forward startups (and growing!)
What you get
Expose yourself to entrepreneurship
- 5-days/week of industry speakers content workshops, sprint challenges, and community social events.
- Entrepreneurial skills development training.
- Choose from 15+ career-specific workshops in Marketing, Sales, Customer Success, and Operations.
ACCESS THE NETWORK
How you get it
Send in your application
Complete a short (two-page) application form so we can get to know you better.
- No fee to apply
- We review applications weekly and advance successful applicants.
Applications for the 2024 Cohort are now open!
Meet the Community!
Attend a selection event
You’ll be invited to a half-day, virtual event. The final step in the admissions process.
- Collaborate in group challenge
- Immersive Workshop
- Network with other finalists
Fall Selection Events take place November 14th & 16th 2023
Accept your offer!
Selected applicants will be sent offers— your official welcome to the VFC Community.
Apply for a Grant
After you accept your offer, you can apply for funding to support your Fellowship journey.
Available upon acceptance
“The startup ecosystem is where I wanted to be and Venture for Canada helped me get there.”
2018 Fellowship Member, Manuela Barcenas
Journalism and Communication Studies, Ottawa, ON
Are you a fit?
Legally eligible to work in Canada.
You graduate(d) between Fall 2019 and Spring 2024.
Have a post-secondary degree or diploma from a Canadian post-secondary OR be a Canadian who has studied abroad.
Fields of Study: Business, Arts & Humanities, or STEM
Available to start searching for work as soon as you're accepted into the program.
Life-long learner, eager, and committed to completing our year-long training program.
Great communicator, interested in entrepreneurship and developing their own potential!
Under the age of 30
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