Incubation program for fintech startups
Ascension is the essential starting point for any fintech startup in Canada
Applications are now closed.
Selected startups will be notified in January 2021
Reach Your Next Milestone
Ascension is the only incubation program in Canada dedicated to fintech startups
3 Month Program
To help with your climb, you will receive:
Focused guidance from industry experts to help you face challenges and embrace opportunities.
We’ll activate our network and make introductions to potential clients, investors and experts.
We’ll provide you visibility, research analysis, tools and access to funding opportunities.
12 Expert Sessions
The primary value of the program lies within the weekly expert sessions.
Each week, you have a 30 minute meeting with different industry experts, where the conversation is focused around a specific theme.
- Data management and ethics
- Marketing and sales
- Funding and financing
We also offer workshops on business fundamentals to provide teams with a strong foundation.
Startups accepted into Ascension have the chance the win these prizes.
IBM Cloud Credits
Awarded to all startups
$3,500 CASH PRIZE
Awarded to one startup
Awarded to one startup
To be announced.
Dec 18, 2020 (deadline)
Jan 13-15 & 26-28, 2021
February 8, 2021
Feb 15 – Apr 23, 2021
April 29, 2021
We are looking for teams that have:
- at least 2 co-founders
- a go-to-market solution or a working prototype
- done validation tests with the market
- clearly identified their customers
- from 0 to 750K in funding
What is the time commitment?
Each week, there is a 30 minute meeting with the experts. Workshops are 90 minutes but are optional.
Where does it take place?
Ascension is currently 100% online.
What is the cost of participation?
We do not take any equity or stake in your company. The only cost is of 250$, payable at the end of the program, to pitch at the Demo Day.
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Ascension is a program by Fintech Cadence in collaboration with le Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation – Quebec