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Build is our program for companies with some initial traction who need our help to grow. The program will develop the entrepreneurial skills required to grow the company with a strong emphasis on sales and marketing internationally. This program is delivered across multiple locations throughout Atlantic Canada, overnight travel may be required.

Sessions are held bi-weekly for two full-day sessions. The program duration is 12 weeks, and the cost of the program is $5,000. You should note that this cost is only payable at the end of the program and then only if your startup succeeds in raising outside funding.

Startups in this program are also eligible for BDC’s $150,000 convertible note program. Attendance is mandatory to be eligible to pitch at Demo Day and to qualify for the BDC convertible note. Other funding partners include: Innovacorp $100,000, Pelorus Ventures $250,000, NBIF $100,000


You should apply to this program if your startup is looking for mentorship on:

  • refining a repeatable model for customer acquisitions
  • strengthening the startup team
  • creating a framework to scale people, processes and systems
  • finding product/market fit
  • learning to be data informed, not data driven

Application Process:

Once applications are open, we urge you to get yours in as soon as possible. This allows the Propel Team and Selection Committee a preliminary review. Applications for the Fall 2016 cohort will be open in May. Semi-final applicants will be determined in July, you will be notified on the status of your application. If you are chosen, you will be invited to attend Selection Camp in August. Program starts September, 2016. If you have any questions feel free to contact us. 

Propel ICT challenged us to think bigger and confidently put those thoughts into action. We arrived as a cleaning company with a competitive advantage through the software we developed and left as an SaaS company. We are now selling our competitive advantage to our former competitors across North America (soon to be global). This program was a game-changer and Clean Simple is committing to an annual donation of $5,000 each year until an exit… then there will be a larger donation. (Sept 2015)
— Mike Brown | CEO Clean Simple | Build Program Alumni