The Indigenous Tech Founders Program, by Discovery Foundation, is an 8-week mentorship program designed to help Indigenous Founders launch and grow their tech company. In this program, founders receive dedicated and personalized mentorship by Indigenous Startup founders, and gain access to a community of mentors.

Applications for our Spring cohort are now closed. We will be hosting another cohort in the fall. Click the button below to join our newsletter and get invitations to exclusive events from our Program Leader & Executive-in-Residence, Ryan St. Germaine.

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Program Structure

  • Join a cohort of 4-8 founders
  • 8 weeks of 50-min. weekly mentorship sessions
  • 1 follow-up meeting after your initial 8-week sessions
  • Networking opportunities with other Indigenous founders
  • 3-part speaker series


  • BC-based, early-stage tech companies
  • Have at least one founding partner and/or C-level individual from an Indigenous background
  • Commitment to attend weekly meetings over the 8-week program
  • Commitment from a minimum of one executive-level staff member to attend sessions






Program information

Thanks to the support of the Discovery Foundation, this is a complimentary program for selected, eligible participants

  • Cohort 1 Application deadline: April 10th
  • Intake Meetings: April 11th
  • Program starts: April 15th
  • Mentorship: weekly for 8 weeks
  • Follow-up session: 1-3 months after the initial 8-week program

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Ryan St. Germaine

Program Leader & Executive-in-Residence

Ryan St. Germaine is an executive and serial entrepreneur based in Vancouver, BC, excelling in driving business growth and navigating market changes. Renowned for his strategic acumen in startup ecosystems, Ryan is a proven leader in turning ideas into profitable realities. He is the founder of Indigenous Tech Circle, a powerful network of 120+ Indigenous tech leaders, catalyzing innovation and sustainable development in Canada’s Indigenous tech sector.

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