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Alacrity Canada — Funding and scaling technology start-ups in Canada

ALACRITY CANADA — Funding and scaling technology start-ups in Canada

Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Alacrity Canada equips technology entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, networks, and capital that they need to launch and grow transformational businesses.

Program highlights from this past quarter include:

Alacrity Canada Entrepreneurship Program

As the leader in online background checks and identity verification, Certn was named #16 out of 425 companies in Canada in the Globe and Mail’s 2023 Report on Business magazine’s Top Growing Companies. To add to this, Certn was ranked #1 in Business in Vancouver’s ‘Top 100 fastest-growing companies in B.C. in 2023’.

Certn supports the HR hiring process globally. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on Certn’s integrated background screening to secure the right people, with an 80% reduced time to hire. Learn more.

Alacrity Canada Startup Visa Program

A new Canadian startup thanks to Alacrity’s Startup Visa Program, Magnify Capital, launched its Shopify app Magnify Profit this past quarter. The app helps Shopify merchants evaluate, predict, and magnify their profits by providing the following functions:

  • Automatically track expenses, such as marketing spend on Google Ads and Facebook Ads.
  • Create an income statement automatically by month and year.
  • Get insights to understand customers’ loyalty through retention analysis.
  • Evaluate the lifetime value of your customers to discover future profitability.

Alacrity Canada Cleantech Program

Plugzio, an electric vehicle charging station company, expanded its offerings to India with a contract with Tata Group. As a result of their recent entry into the Indian market, Plugzio has officially started installing its technologies across a range of residential and commercial facilities in New Delhi, and soon across other major cities in India. The technology will be deployed to provide charging capabilities for the many electric mobility devices currently used by India’s population of nearly 1.4 billion people. Local power production companies will be the main actors in spearheading and incentivizing the wide adoption of Plugzio’s technology and deployment. Learn more.

Joni, a startup creating chemical-free and sustainable menstrual products with a mission to make them accessible to all, took home the $10,000 Innovate BC Regional Startup Prize at New Ventures BC 2023. This is the company’s latest in a string of milestones. Learn more.

B.C. Plastics Action Fund Program

The likes of Fresh Prep, Plascon, Vitacore, and Reusables (to name a few of the participants) each launched their plastic waste reduction programs and collectively mitigated 25.2M kilograms of plastic from going into British Columbian landfills.

To learn more about the incredible B.C. Plastics Action Fund Program head to and be sure to pass it on, as applications for the next cohort of plastic reduction projects just launched.