Membership Benefits

Benefits of CABI Membership

 

CABI aims to be the voice of business incubators, accelerators, innovation hubs and start-up business service providers across Canada by connecting key stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. We collaborate with with business incubators, accelerators, innovation centres, entrepreneurial hubs co-working spaces, government and academia to focus on three main pillars:

  • Knowledge sharing and facilitating on best practices: through partnership, CABI provides specific training, conferences, seminars and workshops to support the development, design and operations of business incubators and accelerators across Canada.
  • Certification and Start-up Visa administration: CABI, in partnership with the federal Start-up Visa program, is able to review and recommend qualified member organizations to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for certification as a Start-up Visa Incubator/Accelerator. Learn more about the Start-up Visa here.
  • Industry leadership, including government advocacy and international relations: CABI creates strategic partnerships and alliances nationally and internationally to benefit our members. Many of these partnerships represent both the public and private interests in the industry.

Join CABI

Take advantage of new member benefits, exclusive content, events and more.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

  • Organizations: incubators, accelerators, innovation centres and research hubs that are directly involved in business incubation / acceleration services. These organizations typically have an application process, defined programs and services, mentor networks and milestones directly related to graduation. 
  • Affiliates: organizations that have an interest in or work with business incubation / acceleration clients, such as professional services firms, co-working spaces, economic development offices, investors and entrepreneurial associations.
  • Individuals: people doing related work in academia, government, or private organizations.

Membership is registered in the name(s) of the person representing the organization and is annual from the date membership dues are paid (i.e. Oct. 25, 2016 - Oct. 24, 2017). Organization and Affiliate memberships include up to 3 individual names who have access to the membership portal. Additional memberships can be purchased for $50 per individual. Click  here to register online and join CABI.

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

 

Organization

up to 3 individuals

Affiliate

up to 3 individuals

Individual

1 individual

      Community       

 

BENEFITS

$750 per year

$500 per year

$500 per year

FREE

   CABI AGM

    Member discounts    

    Member discounts    

    Member discounts    

Full price

   CABI voting rights

x

x

x

   Start-up Visa designation*

x

x

x

   CABI events

       Member discounts        

       Member discounts       

     Member discounts    

          Full price          

   CABI event sponsorship

Member discounts

Member discounts

Member discounts

Full price

   Connections and introductions

   Online company profile

x

   Member portal and resources

x

   Share your company’s events, news and jobs      

x

   Government relations and advocacy

x

   Task force committees**

x

   Partner program benefits***

x

   CABI newsletter

 

*Startup Visa designation are for incubators and accelerators that meet requirements outlined here

**CABI directors and members have the opportunity to participate in projects and/or initiatives involving research, advocacy, education, or other industry leadership

***Discounts and other perks to services and products from CABI members, partners, supporters and network