Your company needs constant love to grow. You need to test, learn, and improve. Nobody can do it alone.
Build relationships, find opportunities, find talent, learn from others, and raise investment.
Entrepreneurs in Canada
The start-up ecosystem and the immigration process are complex. Finding answers and getting help is not easy.
Learn from others who have been in your shoes, get guidance, build relationships, and understand the Canadian market and ecosystem.
Being part of a start-up is both exciting and challenging. Learning from others going through the same journey is critical to success.
Network with other startup teams, learn from other entrepreneurs and peers and share your expertise and help others.
If you are planning to start a business and are an immigrant to Canada (or planning to come to Canada), PORCH is for you.
Learn from others who have walked the path, get honest feedback, be inspired, and find a mentor, coach, partner, or co-founder.
Experienced & Giving Back
Everyone is a student and coach. Want to give back and help immigrant entrepreneurs succeed? PORCH would love to meet you.
Give back to the next generation, help others succeed, provide feedback, and set the community culture.
Helping 1,000,000 immigrant entrepreneurs
succeed in Canada
Everything you need to grow.
LEARN from people with the same challenges as you.
BUILD relationships with peers, advisors, and industry experts.
ACCESS content and insights to answer your business and career questions.
SHARE your own experiences to help others.
Starting or growing your business?
Newcomer to Canada or on your way?
Grow your business and career.
An Exclusive Community for Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Professionals
Exclusive Community Discussion Forum
24/7 discussion on the PORCH Slack
Ask questions and share advice
Learn from a community of peers
Help others and give back
Unlimited access to weekly events
Opportunities to speak with high-profile guests
Actionable insights for your business
Work Sessions –industry expertise
Ask the Community Anything
Networking – building relationships
Live Meetups – meetup and have fun
Curated Content & Insights
Access to PORCH's all-in-one platform
Members-only content hub
PORCH Talk newsletter
Being an entrepreneur is hard. Being an immigrant adds complexity and challenges.
Canada provides an astounding ecosystem for start-ups and entrepreneurs, but it is not perfect:
Complex and confusing ecosystem that creates silos
Silos make it difficult to build widespread relationships
Existing immigrant and entrepreneur communities are not specific to their needs
Many existing communities are actually marketplaces
Make the immigrant entrepreneurship journey easier and increase your chance of success.
Provide a curated, engaging and diverse community for you to build relationships, learn, share and help you and your business succeed.
Deliver an experience that spans accelerators, incubators, investors and even countries.
Through the power of community, we:
Expand your learning, your relationships, and your potential.
A Growing Engaged Community
active member growth
median response time
*source: commonroom - prev. month ending Nov 29th, 2023*
From the bottom of my heart, I am happy to be a member of PORCH and I will definitely grow and improve through this amazing platform
PORCH is my favourite place, I've learned many things here and had the opportunity to know great people. Thank you for providing me with this chance. Looking forward to participating in new events.
CEO, Revive Pot
I have been with PORCH from the beginning, and now it is part of my life! PORCH shed light on the Canadian market and culture with which l was totally unfamiliar thereinbefore. There is always something new to learn
I think there are a lot of communities out there in the world today, but I think that what PORCH has been able to do is appeal to a specific group of people, understanding them deeply and also serving them in a way that I don't think other communities do.
Founder, Ravi Rajani Consulting
I have never thought how powerful online community engagement can be. Thanks to PORCH, I am discovering the power of community every day. It's AMAZING!!! You are amazing!
Founder, Supernova Technology
I came to Canada as a student in 1999 and only became an entrepreneur years later after corporate jobs. I wish that there was a community like PORCH back then. It would have made the whole journey less lonely.
Managing Director, Lucalex Holdings
We are truly happy to be a part of PORCH and to have you and all our PORCH friends beside us, not just as friends, but as professional experts who we've always had their support and help. I can't really imagine how this journey would be without PORCH! THANK YOU, PORCH.
Co-Founder & COO, CommoBuy
The significance of this community cannot be emphasized enough. Through PORCH, immigrant entrepreneurs have discovered a platform to connect, collaborate, and learn from one another. The collective knowledge, experiences, and support exchanged within this community have undeniably played a pivotal role in their achievements.
For me, the most important aspect of PORCH is that it makes me feel like I'm not alone. There are many like-minded people who have come to this country to benefit from the opportunities offered by this fantastic startup ecosystem, all sharing the goal of building something significant—a successful business that can drive positive change.
Managing Director, DigiMigrant