OSC LaunchPad Rocket
OSC LaunchPad Rocket

We aim to help fintech businesses that have innovative products, services or applications that benefit investors.

SUPPORT WE OFFER

We may provide eligible businesses with one or more of the following:

  • Opportunities to discuss your business with the OSC LaunchPad team.
  • Informal guidance on securities regulation and how it applies to you.
  • Time-limited registration or exemptive relief to allow you to test your innovation in a live environment.
  • Flexible approaches to fulfilling regulatory requirements, if appropriate.

OSC LaunchPad will not provide:

  • Financial support
  • Legal, tax, or accounting advice
  • Business strategies
  • Guidance on other regulated industries that may apply to your business model, such as banking or insurance

ELIGIBILITY

We are interested in hearing from businesses that meet the following criteria:

You are a fintech business that has not yet started operations or is in the process of applying to the OSC for registration or exemptive relief.
You have a new innovation or significantly different product, service or application from those currently available.
Your innovation will likely provide identifiable benefits to investors.
You understand the necessity of investor protections and will invest time and energy in understanding and addressing them.

SUBMIT A REQUEST

As a first step, complete and submit the "OSC LaunchPad Request for Support form".

By submitting a request for support, you acknowledge that:

  • Submitting a request or meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive support.
  • The level and type of support offered is determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • The support that you receive is informal assistance from OSC staff and does not guarantee that your business will be able to comply with securities regulation.
  • It is possible that your request could be best handled by another branch at the OSC; if this is the case, you will be advised by the team.

QUESTIONS?

EMAIL: osclaunchpad@osc.gov.on.ca

PHONE: (416) 596-4266 (Local) or 1-844-405-1339 (Canada toll-free)

NEXT STEPS

We aim to respond to requests within five business days.