Research Outline

SaaS Startup Cost


To determine the average cost for starting up a SaaS technology company in Canada in its first year by category of business sector (such as marketing, accounting, R&D, legal) in order to make informed decisions.

Early Findings

SaaS Startup Cost

  • Some Canada entrepreneurs have spent below CAD $1,000 to build their startup businesses.
  • A typical small business owner in Canada shells about $5,000 to $10,000 to initially build their small business.
  • In the U.S. and Canada, the development costs range from $40 to $250 per hour.
  • The lowest-cost SaaS business costs $15k to build.
  • An advanced form-building and surveying system solution costs $85k.
  • A directory service with advanced searching and an advanced admin area costs $30k.

Summary of Findings

  • Our one hour of research provided some of the available figures on the amount spent by entrepreneurs in Canada to build startup businesses. However, the specific cost of building a SaaS business is not available.
  • We also provided available figures on the cost associated with building a startup in the United States.