Two More Canadian Startups in Store for 500 Startups Awesomeness

by Rob Lewis | Startups

Canadian startups continue to get the thumbs up from Dave McClure's 500 Startups Accelerator program.

Two months ago we reported that Toronto's FameBit and Vancouver's VenueSpot had made the cut for Batch Eight.

This morning 500 Startups announced Batch Nine and two Canadian teams were among the 29 international startups selected - Vancouver's Monetsu and Edmonton's Pinshape.

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The 500 Startups Accelerator experiments with early-stage startup formulas for explosive growth with a mixture of up to $250K in funding, superhuman mentors & designers in residence, platform-specific strategies for customer acquisition, a creative workspace and lots more awesomeness.

Monetsu is a software startup creating innovative solutions for crypto­currencies. Using an “open box” and protocol independent approach, Monetsu is able to provide unique tools and experiences that make these powerful technologies easier and safer to use. Monetsu was founded by Robert David McLeod and Dmytro Dvynyaninov.

Pinshape is a 3D printing community that helps you explore, share, sell, and order 3D printable shapes. Pinshape was founded by Lucas Matheson, Nick Schwinghamer, and Andre Yanes.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

pinterest style marketplace for 3D printable models more

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A next generation interface and payment solution for Bitcoin. 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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