Communitech's HYPERDRIVE Joins FounderFuel and JOLT in TechStars Canadian Network

by Rob Lewis | Startups

Last month Techvibes reported that Toronto's JOLT had become a member of the Global Accelerator Network (formerly TechStars network).

The Global Accelerator Network (GAN) is an alliance championed by TechStars and originally created as part of the White House’s Startup America Initiative. JOLT was not the first Canadian accelerator to become part of the GAN - Montreal's FounderFuel has also leveraged the TechStars brand north of the border.

Today Communitech's new tech accelerator, HYPERDRIVE, announced it will become the third Canadian member of the GAN.

"Internationally recognized as the source for startups going through accelerators, the Global Accelerator Network looks to enhance and expand our connections by attracting new funding accelerators like HYPERDRIVE," said Patrick Riley, Executive Director of the Global Accelerator Network. "HYPERDRIVE's accelerator platform, which takes a hands-on mentoring approach, not only meets GAN's rigorous standards, but infuses a sense of edgy entrepreneurialism into the high-tech industry, bringing excitement to the group as a whole."

Additionally, as a network member, HYPERDRIVE and its startups will have access to a number of exclusive GAN resources, including professional development offerings, workshops, discounts, and free bonuses from top companies such as Microsoft, PayPal, and Amazon Web Services, totaling over $100,000 for every founder who goes through HYPERDRIVE's accelerator platform.

HYPERDRIVE's is currently accepting applications online until June 4th.

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre in Waterloo Region, supporting a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies. Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development – from startups to rapidly growing mid-sized companies and large global players. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, Communitech... more

Montréal, Québec, Canada

FounderFuel is a top tier mentor-driven accelerator that helps early stage web, mobile and SaaS startups raise seed capital. We believe startup success is more about the people than the idea. We take a lot of care in choosing the smartest and most dedicated, passionate and resourceful people possible. Our intensive 12 week program accelerates your startup by helping you to increase traction,... more

JOLT Accelerator
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

JOLT is a technology accelerator dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile companies that promise to transform the way consumers and enterprises interact with technologies. more

Communitech HYPERDRIVE
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Communitech HYPERDRIVE is a startup incubator that provides enhanced mentorship and other life cycle services to early-stage tech companies. The goal of the program is to maximize the ability of these companies to commercialize innovations and prepare them for investment opportunities. The program also enables 'soft landings' for experience in foreign markets, and higher visibility for... more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  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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