Bootup Labs

Bootup Labs

Bootup Labs is a seed accelerator in Vancouver, BC that helps founders and companies go "from concept to company." Bootup Labs recruits promising entrepreneurs and provides mentorship, ongoing support and office space to help define their business and, if required, secure venture financing. Companies receive $150k in financing. Focus exclusively on Internet based businesses including casual gaming, consumer internet, mobile, and enterprise internet markets.

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News on Bootup Labs

Now there's only one Bootup in town
With the announcement that Bootup Labs' Danny Robinson has joined the BC Innovation Council as their new CEO, many have been wondering what will happen to the similarly named Bootup Entrepreneurial... more
Bootup Labs' Danny Robinson to take over BCIC
The BC Innovation Council (BCIC) announced this morning that they have found a replacement for outgoing CEO Dean Rockwell and they didn't have to look far. Danny Robinson has stepped down as... more
Techvibes TV: Boris Mann of Bootup Labs and IQMetrix
The GROW 2010 technology conference took place in August at the Vancouver Convention Center, and Techvibes was on location with an on-site studio conducting video interviews with a... more
Vancouver's Summify lands seed round from W Media Ventures
Last week Techvibes reported that Bootup Labs incubated Summify had pivoted their startup into a Social News Reader. Today they announced that they have received a round of angel financing from... more
Summify pivots into Social News Reader
In March Techvibes covered Bootup Labs incubated Summify and their javascript technology that gave site visitors a quick contextual summary of outgoing links on their website. test... more
Demo Camp Wrap-Up. Part 1
The Vancouver technology start-up community converged for DemoCamp 11 – Back to Basics Edition last night as entrepreneurs got the chance to present their big idea to the audience (and via... more
LPV9 pre-coverage: An interview with Aaron Hilton from Cellmap
This is the fifth post in a series dedicated to covering the entries at Launch Party Vancouver 9. Today, I talk with Aaron Hilton of Cellmap/CellTouch. Cellmap is featuring its new... more
LPV9 pre-coverage: An interview with Daryl Hatton of FundRazr
This is the fourth post in a series dedicated to covering the entries at Launch Party Vancouver 9. Today, I talk with Daryl Hatton, CEO of ConnectionPoint/FundRazr. For those who are not... more
LPV9 pre-coverage: An interview with Rick Perreault from Unbounce
This is the second post in a series dedicated to covering the entries at Launch Party Vancouver 9. Today, I talk with Rick Perreault, Co-Founder and CEO of Unbounce. Rick, the... more
Vancouver's Bootup Labs rooms with Mozilla, Tiny Speck, Joyent
In a new blog post, Bootup Labs Blog has mentioned some of their roommates—and they're definitely worth a mention! First, there is Stewart Butterfield’s Tiny... more
Digital and new media in Vancouver: Panel discusses investment trends
New Media is a rapidly growing sector in our local economy. The combined wireless and mobile, video gaming, animation and VFX, web 2.0 and social media, interactive marketing and e-learning sectors... more
US Startup accelerator Plug and Play Tech Center to open in Vancouver
Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator Plug and Play Tech Center announced today that it plans to open its first Canadian office in Vancouver. And the City of Vancouver is giving full credit to... more
Bootup Labs and Statusly choose to move on
Earlier this week BC Business Magazine's Tony Wanless penned an online article titled What We Can Learn from Bootup Labs. In the piece, Wanless succinctly wraps up the local controversy that took... more
Mentor Speed-Dating 2.0 Confirms Mentors for May 7th
There are only four days left for Vancouver-based start-ups to apply to participate in Mentor Speed-Dating 2.0 - a wrinkle in time where founders can connect with seasoned mentors during a series... more
Bootup Labs admits mistakes
Last night Bootup Labs Co-founder Danny Robinson added his apology to the one fellow co-founder Boris Mann penned on his personal blog late last week. In a blog post titled I made mistakes. I was... more
Bootup Labs 2.0 - now with more money and fewer startups
Vancouver seed-accelerator Bootup Labs announced tonight that Wertz joins board, first funding completed, portfolio reduced. There's no doubt that tonight's annnouncement was accelerated by a... more
Startup Lessons Learned simulcast across North America
On Friday April 23rd, lean startup advocate Eric Ries is hosting Startup Lessons Learned in San Francisco. Startup Lessons Learned is the first event designed to unite those interested in what... more
Help NSERC Help You: The 5-Step Start-Up Guide To NSERC Scholarship Nirvana
Have you heard about the Industrial R&D scholarship awards through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada?  Absolutely true, new fiscal year just about to kick up,... more
Bootup's Summify renames and launches beta - 25 invites available
Bootup Labs' ReadFu has smartly renamed itself Summify and this week they went into private beta. In a nutshell, Summify's one line of javascript code installed on your website will insert a small... more
Bootup Labs among Digerati highlighted in BC Business Magazine
Great article in the April issue of BC Business Magazine on Vancouver's Digital Entrepreneurs with Bootup Labs' Boris Mann front and center. BC Business' Jessica Barrett writes about the decline... more
The Future of Funding addressed in San Mateo
On February 18th, over 200 limited partners, venture capitalists, and top entrepreneurs are converging on San Mateo to discuss the future of funding. The one day symposium will examine new ideas... more
Dimerocker impresses at Plug and Play Tech Center
Vancouver's DimeRocker is down in Sunnyvale, California this week for part two of Bootup Demo Days and ReadWriteWeb's Dana Oshiro singled them out from the lineup of eight startups from Vancity.... more
First grad class from startup incubator set to pursue bigger funding rounds
Every week Techvibes republishes an article from Business in Vancouver. This article was originally published in issue #1058 - Feb. 2 - 8, 2010. Having invested and helped develop five new... more
Bootup Demo Days and the Seed Accelerator
The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society hosted Bootup Demo Days at the Canadian Financing Forum today and eight companies got their chance to give 10 minute investment presentations in front of a... more
Bootup Labs upgrades digs in Gastown
Bootup Labs is loaded up with seven new startups for 2010 and apparently they've outgrown their old digs. They have worked their way deeper into Gastown and have set up shop at the Flack Block at... more
Bell's AppSocial joins Bootup Labs to make Seven
The rumours are true. Vancouver tech entrepreneur Ian Bell is taking his AppSocial startup into Bootup Labs this month making the Janaury 2010 cohort seven strong. AppSocial was among 20 companies... more
Update on BC's Digital Media People to watch in 2009
Last year we compiled the second edition of our "Digital Media People" for British Columbia (the first was in 2008) and it's that time of the year to look back at the individuals we singled out and... more
2010 Bootup company shares good fortune
Recently Compass Engine was announced as one of the companies accepted into the Bootup Labs January cohort.  We felt incredibly privileged and thought a good way to celebrate would be to share... more
Bootup Labs announces six-pack for January 2010
Techvibes was able to break the news on two of the six new companies that will be calling Bootup Labs home this January (foodtree and Zedmo) but had to wait to read about the remaining four on... more
Zedmo to join Bootup Labs in January 2010
Zedmo announced this morning on their blog that they are coming to Vancouver in the New Year to be part of Bootup Labs. The Zedmo team is thrilled to announce that we’ve been accepted to... more
foodtree to join Bootup Labs in January 2010
foodtree announced this morning that they will be part of the January 2010 cohort at Vancouver's Bootup Labs.  foodtree is aiming to bring the community and transparency of farmer's markets... more
Does Canada need a Startup Visa?
Reversing the brain-drain should be a priority for the Canadian government and Bootup Labs' Danny Robinson has a solution. Earlier today on the Bootup Blog, Robinson pleaded that we try to make... more
Incubators: the Entrepreneur's Alternative to Government-Supported Programs.
The Canadian government has established many programs to help high-tech entrepreneurs. These programs, while useful in providing information and support to some entrepreneurs, they are still... more
Canadian Financing Forum partners with Bootup Labs
The Canadian Financing Forum is back for 2010 and will take place on January 28th at the Hyatt in Vancouver. The Canadian Financing Forum attracts leading Venture Capital and Corporate Investors... more
Let's Go For Dinner's Craig Baker at Launch Party Vancouver 8
Under the category of better later then never, here's our last video interview from Launch Party 8 in Vancouver. Techvibes' Victoria Revay and Warren Frey interviewed Craig Baker of Vancouver... more
Bootup Labs opens January 2010 Cohort
Earlier today Vancouver's Bootup Labs opened up applications for their January 2010 cohort, so if you're starting-up - get your application in. What are we looking for? Well, our four “big... more
Assessing Competition Risk for Digital Media Startups
Danny Robinson is a Guest Contributor and this post was published on Bootup Labs' blog yesterday. I often hear the statement: “I’m not going to invest because if [fill in the blank... more
Connect '09 Panels Will Not Disappoint
Next month the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) will be hosting Connect ’09, their premier event for technology start-ups and innovators. While the BCIC may have lucked out by securing... more
AdHack evolving into an Ad Marketplace
To celebrate Canada Day, Vancouver startup AdHack launched a new version of their site yesterday. The new site marks two bigs steps in the evolution of the People-Powered Advertising solution. For... more
Mentor-driven enterprise aims to plug holes in venture cap model
Every week Techvibes will be republishing an article from Business in Vancouver newspaper. This article was originally published in issue #1024 - June 9 - 15, 2009. Last July, Danny Robinson... more
Bootup Cafe?
The folks at the Bootup Labs Entrepreneurial Society have big plans and Managing Partner Boris Mann gave us an update on most of them last week. It turns out he left out the part about fueling... more
Find a Co-Founder: Speed Dating with Boot Up Labs
If you're in a startup and looking for co-founders or want to work with a startup, you need to check out Boot Up Labs Entrepreneurial Society's first ever networking event for co-founders, called... more
Exclusive Interview with Boris Mann of Boot Up Labs
If you’re a Vancouverite, in the technology sector, you have a startup and/or have been involved in a startup, you’re a blogger, you’ve used Drupal and like food, you’ve... more
PopVox Individual Stand Out Award winners
By all accounts, the PopVox Awards last night at Workspace were a huge success. Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Individual Stand Out Awards. Individual Stand Out: Industry Advocacy... more
Showoff SoCal event gets acquired
Twiistup, the inspiration for Vancouver Launch Party series of events, has been snapped up by a private investor.  Twiistup, Southern California's premier technology event, showcasing... more
Raincity Studios crosses the street to a new home
RainCity Studios has run into its share of setbacks this year. First it shut down the Bryght hosting services it bought from the company not two years ago, and now it’s moving to a smaller... more
Brad Feld likes Vancouver's Entrepreneurial Energy
The inaugural event of the the Bootup Labs Entrepreneurial Society took place last night and the Bootup Boys hosted TechStars' Brad Feld in what they're referring to as their International... more
Beers with Brad Feld next week in Vancouver
The Bootup Labs Entrepreneurial Society's International Mentor Program series of events kicks off next week in Vancouver with TechStars' Brad Feld joining a long list of entrepreneurial-types over... more
For Your Review: What VCs are Really Saying
It seems Mr. Lewis's last post about Canadian VCs struck a chord, so I thought I'd post this hilarious post from Bootup Labs' Danny Robinson.  It's about VC speak, so to speak. Thanks to... more
TechStars' Feld to do Beers in Vancouver
TechStars' Brad Feld announced today that he'll be repeating his recent Beers and Boulder with Brad from Seattle in Vancouver next month. In Seattle, the event was organized by entrepreneurs Dave... more
Year of the Ant?
Videographers extraordinaire Leah Nelson and Jay Grandin of Giant Ant Media have teamed up with Strategist Jess Sloss and are in the process of adding some new services to their menu. Their goal -... more
Dine Out discounts year round in Vancouver
Vancouver's foodie community gets hot & bothered every January when Tourism Vancouver's Dine Out Vancouver promotion kicks off. Thanks to the economic slowdown, the successful marketing program... more
Digtial Media People to Watch in BC in 2009
One of the benefits of blogging about technology in BC is the opportunity to meet and interact with innovative technology leaders and evangelists every day. During 2008, we had the... more
LPV5 hosts a Start-up Contest
Next week's Launch Party Vancouver 5 (LPV5) will include a cool start-up contest co-sponsored by Bootup Labs and Fasken Martineau. The video contest is only open to the companies being featured at... more
Vancouver-born Peerflix acquired by Live Universe
Danny Robinson of Bootup Labs & Strutta blogged yesterday about the acquisition of Peerflix by Live Universe - a company started by MySpace founder Brad Greenspan. Peerflix is a company I... more
Strutta Visits LA to Promote White Label Service, Bootup Lays Down Strategy & Enthusiasm
Members of Vancouver start-up Strutta flew down for the Twiistup 4 event in Los Angeles last Friday. Twiistup's premise is similar to Vancouver's Launch Party: throw a big party and let local tech... more
Bootup Labs Grows & Hosts
Bootup Labs is booting itself up with Boris Mann introducing their first employee (and Third Musketeer) yesterday. Brendon Wilson (yes, that Brendon) has joined Boris and Danny to be "the attention... more

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