Jet Cooper launches Design in Residence Program for Accelerators

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Toronto's Jet Cooper announced this morning the launch of Design in Residence ("DiR"), a program that will provide design resources into technology accelerators across Canada.

Design in Residence will be integrated into startups at Montreal’s FounderFuel, Waterloo’s VeloCity, and Toronto’s MaRS Commons starting in January 2012.

"The goal is to increase the success rate of Canadian startups coming to market." said Satish Kanwar, Co-Founder and CEO of Jet Cooper. "Startups are beginning to see that with a crowded marketplace comes a very real need for product desirability and ease of use. We believe design is what’s required to go from product in-market, to significant user adoption.”

The program is a response to the growing number of technology startups that have emerged with strong engineering talent at the helm. It will provide user experience design mentorship, education and resources, while working hand-in-hand with startups stepping foot into these leading accelerators.

"FounderFuel is excited to be working with a leading design team that shares our commitment to startup success." said Ian Jeffrey, General Manager of FounderFuel. "We see significant upside for startups that embrace user experience from the outset, and we believe this program will have a noticeable impact on the next wave of FounderFuel teams."

Company:
MaRS
Website:
http://www.marsdd.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MaRS 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, our structured networks and expanding electronic community. Located in... more

Company:
Jet Cooper
Website:
http://www.jetcooper.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jet Cooper is a user experience agency in Toronto, Canada. We design smart, capable and beautiful applications for web, mobile and tablet. more

Company:
FounderFuel
Website:
http://www.founderfuel.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

At FounderFuel we believe startup success is more about the people than the idea. We take a lot of care in choosing the smartest and most resourceful, dedicated and passionate people we can find. Once selected to join the program, you’ll be surrounded by a few like-minded entrepreneurial teams for an 12 intense weeks. You will be developing your business within an ecosystem of experienced entrepreneurs, top... more


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