Ottawa's Mercury Launch joins GrowLab & FounderFuel in new wave of Canadian Startup Accelerators

by Rob Lewis | Startups

Ottawa's Scott Annan announced this morning the launch of a new accelerator for Canada's capital - Mercury Launch.

Mercury Launch's mission is to support Ottawa’s best entrepreneurs and accelerate future world-class web and mobile businesses through seed funding, mentorship, a powerful global network, and office space.

Similar to the model started by YCombinator and followed by many, Mercury Launch will provide entrepreneurs with up to $25,000 in seed funding, 3-4 months of intense programming, office space, and access to a mentor network. There is one exception though - you have to be in/from Ottawa to participate.

Mercury Launch will be selecting 4-5 companies to start a 3-month program beginning in September and the cut off to apply is August 20th.

While Vancouver's Bootup Labs floundered and fizzled last year there is a wave of support for startup accelerators washing across the country. Vancouver's GrowLab launched in May followed by Montreal's FounderFuel last month.

Techvibes compared GrowLab and FounderFuel head-to-head but it looks like it is time for an update adding Mercury Launch to the mix.

GrowLab Ventures Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

GrowLab supports the World's best entrepreneurs through seed funding, office space, mentorship & programming in Vancouver & San Francisco. 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

Mercury Launch
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Mercury Accelerator supports Ottawa’s best entrepreneurs and accelerates future world-class web and mobile businesses through seed funding, mentorship, a powerful global network, & office space. 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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