Two Canadian Companies Among 500 Startups' Latest Batch

Posted by Rob Lewis

500 Startups has launched its first San Francisco accelerator and two Canadian companies beat out 1,300 applicants to be a part of the program's inaugural batch.

Part of "batch eight," the two Canadian firms are among 28 companies in the group, which come from around the world, including Spain, France, and Egypt.

FameBit is one of the two. Based in Toronto, the company is "a marketplace that makes it easy for businesses to find, hire, and work with YouTube influencers for product and service endorsements." The startup was founded by David Kierzkowski and Agnes Kozera.

VenueSpot is the other. Based in Vancouver, the company is "an online marketplace where venues bid to host your events; post your event, receive multiple bids, and choose your venue. The startup was founded by Jerome Ng and Tom Chan. VenueSpot spent eight months incubating in Vancouver's Launch Academy.

 

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


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Rob Lewis

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