Istuary Idea Labs Approved as Start-up Visa Business Incubator

Attracting entrepreneurial talent to Canada sustains robust economy in tech industries

Istuary Idea Labs is approved as one of the business incubators in Canada under the Start-up Visa pilot program offered by the Canadian government. In an effort to attract innovative, entrepreneurial talent to Canada, the pilot program ensures strict criteria is met by participating companies, including a strong track record of incubating companies before being officially designated.

Istuary Idea Labs, a business unit of the Istuary Innovation Group, works with the local entrepreneur and small business community by providing free access to global resources and global opportunities. Known as the “Martian Program,” the business model is to help to identify market opportunities, develop a go-to-market strategy, provide resources such as mentorship, engineering expertise, access to capital and on-ground support to help businesses to scale in global markets.

"The Start-up Visa designation provides another access point to be in front of innovative talent."

Michael Liu, VP of Istuary Idea Labs

“We have been supporting entrepreneurs and start-ups to go Global on Day One,” says Michael Liu, VP of Istuary Idea Labs. “The Start-up Visa designation provides another access point to be in front of innovative talent.” Istuary Idea Labs has helped identify over 150 institutional investors over the last 2 years, identified up to 300 projects with the best potential to move to the next stage, and continues to provide access to resources and investment capital.

If you are interested in learning more about Istuary Idea Labs’ Business Incubator Designation, go to Start-up Visa Program. Please contact for further information.

​​About Istuary Innovation Group
Istuary Innovation Group is a Canadian technology company with a mission to connect local technology to global markets through glocalization for sustainable innovation. Istuary focuses on identifying and filling technology gaps in foreign markets by leveraging Canada’s world-class design and engineering talent. Operating in three countries and 30 cities, Istuary has more than 1,500 employees worldwide. Go to for more information.

Shirley Wong Walker
Manager, External Relations

Istuary Innovation Group
Phone: 604 299-0388

Source: Istuary Innovation Group