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.