Selection Process

  • Identify potential companies for participation in the CAMP program on an ongoing basis during the company identification period (see table below for specific timelines for 2016)
  • Conduct iInitial screening based on program eligibility criteria and alignment with program objectives
  • Identify applicants who qualify to present to a panel of potential CCAA CAMP investors
  • Company presentations to CAMP investors and selection of companies to proceed to due diligence process
  • Conduct due diligence
  • Select companies to participate in CAMP
  • Please note: Any investment by CCAA investors will be subject to the completion of satisfactory due diligence, the negotiation of documentation satisfactory to the CCAA investors, and the receipt of any applicable

How CAMP Works

  1. Capital investment between $100,000 and $500,000 by CCAA investors, with potential co-investment by OCE through its Market Readiness Program.
    • The CCAA investment will be subject to a final term sheet (sample), which will be negotiated between CCAA and the company;
    • OCE co-investment will be determined on a case-by-case basis, subject to program eligibility and criteria;
    • Potential investment in China JV will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Mentorship program that matches and embeds Chinese investors and mentors who have a strong track record of growing companies in China with selected Ontario start-ups to develop Chinese market opportunities and prepare start-ups for successful entry into the Chinese marketplace.
    • Ongoing mentorship from the mentors and CCAA;
    • Two-week cohort-based training in Beijing, China;
    • Matching of company with Chinese-based business and channel partners.
  3. For CAMP applicants, there are a few things to consider before you hit the Apply button.
    • The company’s core product or service must be technology/innovation based, and the applicants must demonstrate that they are free to use, develop and commercialize the IP without any third party rights;
    • Company must be willing and able to travel to China for two weeks, as a part of the CAMP cohort training, to work with local investors and mentors;
    • Applicant companies are encouraged to seek co-investment by an arms-length, third-party accredited investor(s). In cases where third-party investors are establishing investment terms, CCAA will consider investing on the same market terms.


  • June 19, 2017

    Applications open here on the website

  • July 19 – September 1, 2017

    Initial interviews on a rolling basis. Please understand that not all applicants will be contacted for an interview

  • Mid-September, 2017

    finalists interviewed – The final pitch dates will be Sep 20, 21 & 25

  • September 26 – December 10, 2017

    further conversations with finalists and Due Diligence

  • December 11, 2017

    CAMP 3.0 companies selected

  • January – March, 2018

    CAMP orientation sessions and negotiation of terms and investment amounts

  • Late March/Early April (exact dates to be determined), 2018

    2.5-week CAMP 3.0 program in China. Beijing, Shandong Province, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong are planned venues, subject to change

Application Form

Name of company *

Name of founders *

Are they involved full-time? *

Major shareholders of the company *

Where is the company registered?

Address *

Country *

ZIP/Postal Code Code *

State/Province *

Phone Number *

Email *

When was the company founded

Venture capital raised, if any *

Government and other grants won

Describe your startup in no more than 100 words (note: we penalize for not adhering to this limit) *

Last year revenue, if any

Number of employees

Current monthly burn rate

Recommended by *

Upload ONE file here that will convey your startup's value proposition
to us. Please be creative. *