Innovators

Accelerate from Anywhere 

Through mentorship, education, industry and investor connections, and networking events, our programs help all Canadian cleantech ventures get to market and scale faster.

IMPACT STATS
580 +
Companies Accelerated
8070 +
Jobs Created
$ 489 M
In Revenue Generated
$ 1.72 B
In Venture Raised Capital

Enrolling in the Foresight program has proven to be one of the most advantageous choices we've made for our business. The expertise of their team members and the informative course material they provide are invaluable resources in shaping the future of our company.

Reza Rasooli Climate Assist Technologies
<span>Reza Rasooli</span>

Did You Know, Only 1 in 20 Cleantech Ventures Succeed? 

If we are going to tackle the climate crisis, we need to drastically increase this success rate. Foresight's approach provides ventures with the tailored support you need today to ensure your solution makes a difference tomorrow.

The Foresight Difference

Our program ramp offers access to Canada’s largest cleantech advisory network, tailored programming, and a national cleantech community.

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Join Our Cleantech Community of 1,500+

Get access to exclusive opportunities, discounts, and insights through our Community of Innovators.

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Work with a 200+ Strong Advisory Network

Receive ongoing mentorship from our network of founders, industry leaders, and cleantech experts.

Meet our EIRs and Mentors

Connect with Over 500 Passionate Investors

Expedite your access to capital. Enjoy curated matchmaking sessions with the right investors to elevate your solution. 

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Support At Every Stage

We support climate entrepreneurs from start up, through to commercialization, and industry adoption, starting at just $100 per month. Alongside our core program ramp, we offer additional supports around pilot opportunities, capital, and governance, as well as sectoral deep-dives through our NEXT and Earth Tech programs. 

Supercharge Your Breakthrough Technology

Earth Tech: 2050 is an accelerator for Canada’s top climate tech startups with the potential to reduce half a gigatonne of CO2e by 2050. Over nine months, you'll receive comprehensive, world-class support to fast-track your success and impact.  

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Tailor Your Growth

Every venture's journey is unique, so we offer free, supplementary programming to support your unique needs. Delivered over four short, interactive sessions, these are delivered approximately three times per year. 

Investor Readiness

Raising funding is one of the biggest hurdles that cleantech startups face. Accelerate your path to investment in this series.

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Pathway to Pilot

Securing a paid pilot with a customer is a significant step in successfully launching your cleantech venture. Secure a pilot faster. 

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Governance

Avoid the pitfalls that many first-time founders experience with boards. Learn to navigate corporate governance effectively as you scale. 

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Building the NEXT Economy with Industry Deep Dives For Your Sector

Our NEXT networks are aimed at getting to net zero as quickly as possible within each sector. As part of the program, you'll gain access to sectoral-based pilot opportunities, funders, and industry expertise.

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agriNEXT
agriNEXT

Reduce GHG emissions in the Canadian agrifood sector by 50% by 2030.

bioNEXT
bioNEXT

Drive value chain transformation that increases revenue per sustainable yield by 25%.

buildNEXT
buildNEXT

Ensure 40% of all building stock in Canada is net zero by 2030.

carbonNEXT
carbonNEXT

Catalyze the advancement of carbon management solutions that will reduce 100 MT of GHG emissions by 2030.

energyNEXT
energyNEXT

Accelerate a pathway to 90% renewable and clean power in Canada by 2030.

waterNEXT
waterNEXT

Achieve less than 10% municipal and industrial water loss by 2033.

Take Meaningful Climate Action

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) program provides data and insights on your company's environmental impacts and emissions.

These insights can lead to increased resource efficiency, waste reduction, and supply chain optimization, resulting in cost savings and reduced emissions.

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How to Apply

No matter what stage you’re at, we’re ready to help you grow your business. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Complete the application form
  2. A Foresight Program Manager will setup a 30 min introductory call
  3. If you are a good fit*, you will meet with a Program Manager and 2-3 EIRS for an intake panel
  4. After a successful intake panel, we will match you with the Foresight program best suited for your company’s maturity and TRL level

*Our programs are best suited to Canadian cleantech, for profit, scalable businesses with a clear environmental benefit. 

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Intake Frequency

We accept applications on an ongoing basis for all of our core programs.

Kickstart – Fall (Sep – Nov), Winter (Jan – Mar), Spring (May – June)

Launch & Deliver* – Fall (Sep – Dec), Winter (Jan – Apr), Spring (Apr – July)

Grow – Ongoing, clients can begin at anytime

*Designed to be taken one after the other – approximately six weeks each.

Additional programs run three times per year, NEXT and Earth Tech cohorts run once per year.

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Calling All International Founders with a Vision for a Greener Future

We are also an approved Startup Visa Program partner. Learn more about whether you qualify for immigration assistance. 

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Supporting Homegrown Solutions, Solving Global Challenges

Through our partnership with SI Canada, Accelerate from Anywhere programs are available to cleantech entrepreneurs across Canada, including with a focus on serving more women and BIPOC cleantech founders. Read more.