A 5-Week Program for International Students in Canada

Pitch for over $250K in Funding

Permanent Residency under Startup Visa Program

Access to VDI Platform

A 5-week program to help and support aspiring international student entrepreneurs.

This unique virtual program is designed specifically for international students in Canada, aiming to empower them with the skills required to become entrepreneurs. This short yet powerful program helps unleash the potential of your business idea and transform it into a full-fledged Startup.

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Entrepreneurship in Canada, Startup Visa Program for International Students

Host: Brent Lessard & Romelle Maluto

Educational webinar for International Students in Canada to learn more about:

1. Entrepreneurship in Canada
2. Startup Visa Program (Permanent Residency)
3. How to raise funding for your Start-up through VDI’s Incubation Program

*Timing follows Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Program Duration​

5 Weeks

2 Hours Session/Week

Early Bird


Applications open for the next Cohort begins on February 16th, 2022

The program participants will gain the following:

Explore the opportunity to work in a startup environment and get paid internships in marketing & business development, market research analysis, and finance through VDI’s Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship program.

VDI's team of Mentors guide you in all aspects of the business including Team building, Leadership, Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing

What makes us unique?

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What will you learn from the program?

Customer Discovery

MVP Testing

Business Model Validation

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Our Pricing Plan

Early Bird


Regular Price


Financing Available

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the Program, you must:

  • Want to start a company in Canada and have a viable business idea.
  • Be an International Student in Canada.
  • Want to become a Permanent Resident in Canada.
  • Be open to new ideas and guidance from Mentors.

At the end of 5 weeks, we give you a chance to present your idea to a real investor.

Pitch for an opportunity to raise $250K+ under Startup Visa program