Membership

Backing founders since 1997

Communitech was built by founders who saw the need for a community of support to help ensure the future prosperity of Canada. Today, we’re a national community, providing accelerated opportunities to access talent, capital and markets at every stage of the founder journey.

Communitech’s membership model is focused on supporting scaling Canadian tech companies—our founders—while providing unmatched value to partners across the country. Companies can join Communitech as either a founder or a partner.

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Membership types and fees

Founders: Canadian-founded tech companies with an HQ or Subsidiary HQ in Canada

We help founders of Canadian tech solutions, from idea to billion-dollar company. Each with a unique journey, the role we play varies on the company stage, sector and needs. 

Communitech helps founders: 

  • Hire and retain the smartest, brightest and most experienced team
  • Sell to the biggest customers at home, and then around the world
  • Access growth financing 
  • Connect to the right people at the right time — peers who have been there before and coaches who can guide them through the difficult spots

Founder membership fees

Founders with fewer than ten employees receive a complementary membership

10-20
Canadian employees
21-40
Canadian employees
41-60
Canadian employees
61-99
Canadian employees
100+
Canadian employees
$550
/ year + HST
$2,200
/ year + HST
$3,300
/ year + HST
$4,400
/ year + HST
$5,500
/ year + HST

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Partners: All non-tech companies and globally-headquartered tech companies

Partner members are organizations who work with us to relentlessly back founders and rally Canada’s community of tech; our partners are aligned with the mission of securing Canada’s status as a global tech leader for the benefit of all. 

Working with Communitech means plugging in to a national community. Engagement looks different depending on the partner, with opportunities to engage Canada’s most innovative tech founders from providing services and mentorship to solving industry challenges by using homegrown tech solutions. 

Partner membership fees

Fewer than 100
global employees
More than 100
global employees
$550
/ year + HST
$5,500
/ year + HST

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Tech for Good™

At Communitech, you can expect to hear the phrase “Tech for Good™” a lot. It’s something that we’re more than serious about, something that’s more than just a part of our mission statement or cultural mantra. 

What does it mean? Well, there’s no denying that technology has an impact on all aspects of life, the environment, and all sectors, all organizations and all peoples. We believe that all organizations that create and use technology must do so with intent for the good of humanity and of the planet that sustains us. 

In 2018, at Communitech’s True North Festival, we developed and published the Tech for Good™ Declaration alongside the Rideau Hall Foundation as well as the Governor General of Canada. This is a living declaration built to create an ongoing dialogue between all Canadians about the meaning of Tech for Good™, a set of guiding principles that all aspiring organizations can follow to create and use technology for the good of humanity and of the planet that sustains us.

Being committed to Tech for Good™ is an unofficial prerequisite for Communitech membership. Companies joining our innovation ecosystem must share in our steadfast commitment and be prepared to work alongside our expert growth coaches and leadership team to ensure that their tech continues to uphold the principles outlined within the Tech for Good™ declaration.

Megan Wigboldus

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Membership Specialist | Email Megan Wigboldus or call +1 (519) 888-9944