New research by MaRS Data Catalyst this week provided a "fact-based foundation for discussion." The report cites Canada as having seven "true" accelerators: GrowLab in Vancouver; Hyperdrive in Waterloo; FounderFuel in Montreal; and Extreme Startups, INcubes, Jolt, and Utest in Toronto.
Check out MaRS' visualization of Canadian accelerator data below, including how many offer equity for funding, how big the ecosystem is in terms of mentors and founders, and the selection process.
MaRS, one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs, connects the communities of science, business and capital and fosters collaboration among them.
This happens physically through location of research labs, companies of all sizes, business advisors, investors and professional services within the MaRS Centre and more broadly through hands-on advisory services, entrepreneurial programming,...
Extreme Startups is a venture backed startup accelerator that supercharges founder development, optimizes product-market fit and graduates fundable companies. Our evolved programs provide an unrivaled combination of seed capital (up to $250K), digital product leadership education and access to a global pool of mentors. Investors and financial partners include Business Development Bank of Canada...
The UTEST Program is part of the University of Toronto's growing ecosystem of incubators and commercialization support services. In partnership with MaRS Innovation, it provides nascent software companies with start-up funding, mentoring, business strategy and office space in the MaRS Discovery District facility.
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