Three More Canadian Startups Selected by 500 Startups

Posted by Rob Lewis

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

So far this year we have reported that four startups have been selected by the popular accelerator. Toronto's FameBit and Vancouver's VenueSpot had made the cut for Batch Eight and Vancouver's Monetsu and Edmonton's Pinshape made Batch Nine.

This morning 500 Startups announced Batch Ten and three more Canadian teams were among the 28 international startups selected including Ottawa's GymTrack and Toronto's Rover Labs and Uplette.

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.

Ottawa's Gymtrack builds a system for gyms that allows all of their members to automatically track their workouts, and builds a platform that lets gyms sell virtual personal training to their clients. Gymtrack's system installs aftermarket onto any existing piece of gym equipment, and allows for members to wear their existing smart watches. GymTrack was founded by Lee Silverstone and Pablo Srugo.

Rover Labs iBeacon platform helps retailers deliver a better customer experience by transforming their mobile apps into in‐store shopping companions. Rover was founded in Toronto by John Coombs and Sean Rucker.

Uplette automates, consolidates, and optimizes the mobile advertising experience through the delivery of smart post‐ad content. With Uplette, brands and advertisers know who their customers are and how they are converting. An Extreme Startups portfolio company, Toronto's Uplette was founded by Amanda Parker and Alexey Adamsky.

Company:
VenueSpot
Website:
http://www.venuespot.co
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

VenueSpot is the simplest way to find event venues online. We seamlessly connect event organizers to venues through our online platform, making event planning easy while increasing business for venues. more

Company:
FameBit
Website:
http://www.famebit.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FameBit is a marketplace that makes it easy for businesses to find, hire, and work with YouTube influencers for product and service endorsements such as product reviews, tutorials, hauls, and other promotional videos. FameBit streamlines the whole process from connection to video delivery by providing self-serve tools that allow businesses the to deploy YouTube marketing campaigns quickly, easily, and efficiently... more

Company:
Pinshape
Website:
http://www.pinshape.com
Location:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

pinterest style marketplace for 3D printable models more

Company:
Monetsu
Website:
http://www.monetsu.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A next generation interface and payment solution for Bitcoin. more

Company:
Uplette
Website:
http://discover.uplette.com/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Uplette automates, consolidates, and optimizes the mobile advertising experience through the delivery of smart-post ad content. It increases mobile advertising ROI in 4 distinct ways: Highly personalized post-ad landing page delivery to increase conversion and customer acquisition rates. A real-time feedback loop with insights on who your customers are and how they are converting, which can be leveraging to... more

Company:
Gymtrack Inc.
Website:
http://www.gymtrack.co
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Gymtrack develops a system for gyms that lets members automatically track their workouts, while providing a platform for gyms to sell virtual personal training. more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  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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