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The creative industries refers to a range of economic activities which are concerned with the generation or exploitation of knowledge and information. The creative economy comprises advertising, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing. 


Cinema and Television Production
Entertainment & Arts
Music Production and Recording
New Media


  • Accel-backed companies are driven by extraordinary technology entrepreneurs and seasoned management teams who have sparked many of the most significant innovations in business and technology.
  • ACCESS Community Capital Fund provides microloans ($5,000 to $15,000) for people with poor or no credit scores, and those that cannot access loans from traditional banks. Access Community Capital Fund has supported roughly 200 companies across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area since being founded in Toronto in 1999. With the advent of remote work, the group is [...]
  • The Accessible Technology Program will co-fund innovative projects led by the private sector, not-for-profit organizations and research institutes to develop new assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies in order to make it easier for Canadians with disabilities to more fully participate in the digital economy.
  • ALTOS Ventures invests in early and growth stage companies that can grow without raising much more capital after their investment. These companies are in the following sectors: software, digital media, and infrastructure.
  • Angel One Investor Network is a not-for-profit organization for accredited investors with strong interest in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and other communities in the western end of Lake Ontario.
  • Artscape Daniels Launchpad is a studio, co-working and event space for artists and entrepreneurs working in creative industries. Launchpad programs are the product of more than 10 years’ research and collaboration with Ontario’s leading educational institutions.
  • Azure is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies. Azure supports its portfolio companies in key aspects such as team building, strategy, operations and governance.
  • BCF Ventures will act as an investor in the pre-seed and seed stages of technology-based companies, which it will have previously selected by means of an advisory committee comprising some of Canada’s best angel investors, venture capitalists, and business leaders. BCF Ventures will also benefit from the expertise, resources and insights from Panache Venture Capital fund.
  • Hire Canada’s top tech talent and browse jobs at top companies.
  • We are a creative community that fosters ingenuity and design by offering temporary or permanent work space as well as ongoing lectures and events by leaders in the design and innovation industries. We offer rates that people can afford, a network to exchange knowledge and barter skills, and hard-to-reach support systems like healthcare, business planning and legal services, a small [...]
  • Canada’s Music Incubator supports self-employed artists and entrepreneurs, as well as music-sector infrastructure development; it also advocates for creative-entrepreneurship education in secondary schools. Canada’s Music Incubator has booked more than 500 shows, with nearly $1 million in revenue going to emerging artists. The organization takes no stake, and offers free services beyond residency.
  • The Canadian Film Centre Media Lab provides bespoke training, mentorship and connections to digital-media entrepreneurs, particularly those working in virtual reality and augmented reality. The Media Lab is looking to expand membership to more female business owners from Black and Indigenous communities, as well as other minority groups.