Accelerated Growth Service

We’re helping Canadian
businesses stay in Canada.
And grow from here.

How we help

The Accelerated Growth Service (AGS) helps entrepreneurs and businesses access the support they need to grow and scale. If you’re established and growing fast, or a start‑up with a lot of potential – our Innovation Advisors can help you find, and take advantage of, everything that government can do for you – from research support to financing to foreign market expertise.

Our services are tailored to your needs because we want to help you get the right support, at the right time. Our Advisory Service helps businesses find the resources they need to grow, and our Growth Service helps high-growth businesses access the support they need to scale.

Businesses that work with AGS can get:
  • Free, expert support from an Innovation Advisor — a seasoned former entrepreneur with an extensive network of contacts
  • Tailored needs-based advice to help you grow and meet your goals
  • Advice on how to pitch your business to government, navigate government programming, and position your applications
  • Established, fast-growing companies may also get access to a custom-built, government team drawn from a network of 50+ federal, provincial, municipal and non-profit partners

The new Global Hypergrowth Project (GHP) aims to help a select group of Canada’s most promising companies scale up quickly to become anchor firms. A dedicated advisor will help each firm navigate the government landscape and tackle challenges by providing support solutions as unique as they are.

What Global Hypergrowth Project companies will get

Each company participating in the Global Hypergrowth Project will get:

  • A dedicated advisor who, with the help of our government partners, will facilitate connections for the company, and provide focused attention where it’s needed most (funding, international expansion, talent acquisition, regulatory navigation, procurement, and access to mentorship and expertise)
  • A custom service plan tailored to each company’s individual needs
  • Facilitated, fast-tracked connections to government support

What we care about

Supporting Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs is central to everything we do.

Whether you’re a solopreneur, an innovator with a disruptive idea or a high-growth firm, our Innovation Advisors are always on the hunt for inspired entrepreneurs who have a willingness to learn and the capacity to grow.

Ideally, you're also:

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Creating jobs


Exporting globally

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Growing fast

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Promoting sustainability

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Fostering innovation

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Supporting diversity and inclusion

We’ve helped over 1,000 Canadian
and growing…

Curious to see which other companies have benefited from AGS? Check out a list of our alumni.

Think your company is ready?

If your roots are in Canada and you want to keep growing from here, call us, toll-free in Canada, at 1-833-201-4358 | TTY: 1-866-694-8389, or send us your details and we’ll get back to you.

Looking to get started right away? Explore the Business Benefits Finder for a tailored list of programs and services that are right for your business. And before you apply for government support, let us tell you everything we know at First things first - a series of articles that helps businesses understand their options. Because knowing which steps to take, and how to take them, can help you put your best foot forward.

The Accelerated Growth Service is powered by Innovation Canada.

At Innovation Canada, we back innovators. From funding to expert advice to driving new collaborations, our programs and services are designed to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada’s economy. We are committed to providing inclusive programs and cultivating a workplace that is both diverse and inclusive so that we can best support the businesses we serve.