Canadian Accelerator Extreme Startups Announces Third Cohort

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

In March, Techvibes reported that Canadian startup Koge Vitamins chose Toronto-based Extreme Startups over TechStars for its accelerator. Today, Extreme Startups unveiled the rest of its third cohort.

The Canadian accelerator provides up to $230,000 in funding during its three-month program. That's more than any other accelerator program in the world, according to Extreme.

"Applications are open to any team from literally any part of the world, but teams must relocate to Toronto for the three-month program which begins in mid March," explains Sunil Sharma, managing director of the accelerator. "Extreme Startups looks for technical teams that have a great business model and show the signs of tenacity and drive that are needed to take startups to the next level."

Here's the accelerator's third cohort:

  • Polychart, a business intelligence tool for SMBs that allows users to visualize data.
  • Sciencescape, which uses big data to curate research in real-time.
  • Brika, a curated online shopping destination for lifestyle products.
  • Instaradio, a simple way to broadcast a live audio streams that can be listened from computers and mobile devices.
  • Koge, a vertically integrated vitamin retailer that provides a premium experience built around each customer’s unique background.

Koge is the first online-only vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer vitamin company in Canada. They have exclusive access to their own manufacturer and they guarantee that consumers won’t be charged even close to some of the mark-up schemes of established industry players.

“We think that if we’re successful we could fundamentally disrupt how people buy vitamins and people’s general practice on getting advice on their diet and nutrition,” he told Techvibes last month. “This is one of the big things that Extreme has enabled us to do and they’ve given us a technical platform to launch this.”

 Check out Extreme's second cohort here.

Company:
Extreme Startups
Website:
http://www.extremestartups.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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 (BDC), Relay... more

Company:
Picatic
Website:
http://www.picatic.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Picatic is a crowd-funding platform for the event ticketing and management space. Picatic guarantees successful events by completely eliminating risk for event organizers. Ticket buyers are given an opportunity to make their favorite events happen by pledging funding toward an event's ‘tilt target’. A pledge entitles the buyer to a discounted ticket, if the event meets it's tilt target before the posted deadline.... more

Company:
Koge
Website:
http://www.kogevitamins.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Køge was founded with the ambition of simplifying the vitamin buying experience, so that you can obtain premium quality vitamins, tailored just for you, at truly remarkable prices. While we’re working with you to bring you simple, premium quality vitamins at significantly reduced prices, we’re also working with the community; for every vitamin you buy, we donate vitamins to children around the globe suffering from... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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