Make something people want.


Build your startup with us in Canada via the Startup Canada / Startup Visa Program.

We are a Canada-approved business incubator ready to help you build your company in Canada, and help every step of the way with relocating, gaining a visa and even citizenship in some of the most innovative cities in the world.

We make small investments in return for small stakes in the companies we fund.

All venture investors supply some combination of money and help. In our case the money is by far the smaller component. In fact, many of the startups we fund don’t need the money. We think of the money we invest as more like financial aid in college: it’s so people who do need the money can pay their living expenses while Extreme Innovations is happening.

What happens at Extreme Innovations? The most important thing we do is work with startups on their ideas. We’re hackers ourselves, and we’ve spent a lot of time figuring out how to make things people want. So we can usually see fairly quickly the direction in which a small idea should be expanded, or the point at which to begin attacking a large but vague one.

The questions at this stage range from apparently minor (what to call the company) to frighteningly ambitious (the long-term plan for world domination). Over the course of three months we usually manage to help founders come up with initial answers to all of them.

Congratulations to the Winter 2020 Cohort starting this summer! Want to make some extreme innovation? Apply for the Spring 2021 Program. allows businesses and agencies to do local contact tracing for flu or pandemics using mobile data. is a biotech and health data company focused on longevity, immunity and COVID-19.

United.AI builds cost saving software for governments and agencies to automate everything from parking tickets to passports. is music made social. Their app Playlist offers the best social music and podcast discussion applications.