IFH Impact Accelerator

Program Overview

Every day, millions of Canadians struggle to manage their money and plan for the future. 

For our inaugural cohort, Innovate Financial Health is looking for four early-stage ventures using technology to improve the financial health of Canadians.

Through the program, ventures will gain access to:

  • Capital: $25,000 in grant funding available per venture* 

  • Mentorship: Personalized guidance from founders, financial services executives, investors, and experts in financial health 

  • Community: A cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs to exchange best-practices and access to a broader network of investors and partners

  • Workshops: Multi-day sessions each month to support unique challenges faced by financial health ventures 

Eligible ventures should:

  • Have at least 1 full-time employee 

  • Have tested a version of their product in the market

  • Be strongly committed to improving the financial lives of Canadians

*Full funding conditional on completion of the program  

Key Dates

  • Applications Open October 2, 9:00 am EST 

  • Applications Due: November 10, 11:59 pm EST

  • Final Applicants Selected: mid-December 

  • Session 1: January 22 - 25

  • Session 2: February 19 - 22

  • Session 3: March 25 - 28

  • Celebration Day: April 16 

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Founding Sponsor

Mentors and Advisors

Andy Spears

SATOV Consultants

Brenda Spotton
York University

Doug Steiner


Jon Shell

Social Capital Partners

Louis Ng

Jonathan Shui

Good & Well

Marko Jelavic

Ferst Capital Partners

Caspar Sinnige

Street Capital

Elizabeth Mulholland

Prosper Canada

Dean Estrella

Emily Luk
Even Responsible Finance

Julia Vlad

New Market Funds

Mirela Pirlea

Desjardins Innovation Lab

Jordan Wimmer
Thrive Savings

Mohammed Ghalayini

Maple Leaf Angels

Kate Grant

Fintech Growth Syndicate

Operating Partners

Interested in supporting our mission as a mentor or partner?  

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Contact us: info [@] innovatefh.com 

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