Bootup Demo Days and the Seed Accelerator

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society hosted Bootup Demo Days at the Canadian Financing Forum today and eight companies got their chance to give 10 minute investment presentations in front of a captive angel and early stage investor audience. Of the eight startups, four were portfolio companies from Bootup Labs' 2009 Beta cohort and four were of the standard Vancouver bootstrap variety.

During the event intro, Bootup Labs' Danny Robinson gave the VC-heavy a little background on incubators like Bootup Labs. Ooops - old habits die hard. Apparently Robinson along with Y Combinator's Paul Graham and TechStars' Brad Feld have agreed to drop the "Incubator" term for good in favour of "Seed Accelerator".

Robinson also stated that for big technology companies, the startup ecosystem is the new R&D Department. He's definitely on to something there and backed it up with a impressive statistic - 77 web companies have been acquired already this year.

Bootup Demo Days are not over yet. Next week all eight startups will be heading down to Silicon Valley to repeat their presentations at the Plug and Play Tech Centre in Palo Alto on February 3rd.

Company:
Bootup Labs
Website:
http://www.bootuplabs.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bootup Labs is a seed accelerator in Vancouver, BC that helps founders and companies go "from concept to company." Bootup Labs recruits promising entrepreneurs and provides mentorship, ongoing support and office space to help define their business and, if required, secure venture financing. Companies receive $150k in financing. Focus exclusively on Internet based businesses including casual gaming, consumer... more

Company:
Bootup Entrepreneurial Society
Website:
http://www.bootup.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society (BES) is a non-profit society dedicated to expanding the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vancouver, the province of BC, and across Canada. more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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