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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, secure partnerships and get to revenue faster. We provide seed funding and access to all star mentors and a dedicated alumni network.

You have an idea and we have the network and ecosystem to accelerate it. Bring your A-Game and we'll handle the rest. Simple.

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News on FounderFuel

FounderFuel, InnoCité Power Montreal’s Biggest Demo Day Ever
It was the largest startup demo day ever held in Montreal—perhaps the largest ever held in Canada. Mega Demo Day, on Dec. 2, drew 1,500 people to watch pitches from 12 startups, as those... more
Six Canadian Accelerators Join Microsoft BizSpark Plus Program
L-Spark, a Canadian accelerator focused on enterprise SaaS and cloud startups, announced today that it has been selected by Microsoft as one of the Canadian accelerators to be part of the newly... more
Diverse Group of Startups Show Off at FounderFuel Demo Day
FounderFuel’s spring demo day showed off a diverse of group of startups on Thursday. The semiannual event puts the newest graduates of Montreal’s top startup accelerator on stage to... more
FounderFuel Reveals Seven Demo Day Startups – Here’s Our Favourites
FounderFuel revealed the seven startups in its Fall 2014 cohort this evening at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal, the first under Sylvain Carle’s new reign as head of the accelerator. Carle,... more
Redtree Robotics Developing Computer to Power Mobile Robots, Joins FounderFuel Fall Cohort
Guelph’s Redtree Robotics wants to make things easier for mobile robot makers and things are about to little easier for Redtree itself. Last week, at the Montreal International Startup... more
Startup Fest Announces Pitch Competition Winners: Vanhawks and Blynk Win Big
After hundreds of pitches at the International Startup Festival in Montreal this week they have announced the winners of ten different award categories. Open to all startups at the event, the... more
Canada's Accelerators Send Their Best to BDC Pitch Event at Startup Fest
This week at the International Startup Festival in Montreal BDC is hosting a Pitch Event on the keynote stage. Six startups from Montreal's FounderFuel, Toronto's Extreme Startups, and Vancouver's... more
FounderFuel's New Chief on Montreal's Startup Ecosystem and the Future of His Accelerator
Sylvain Carle has quit Twitter to join FounderFuel as managing partner. In an interview with Techvibes, Carle shared his thoughts on his favourite city's evolving startup ecosystem and the future... more
Sylvain Carle Quits Twitter to Return to Montreal as Head of FounderFuel
Montreal's most prominent startup accelerator has a new director. In May, FounderFuel announced six companies that comprised its Spring 2014 cohort—and the exit of Ian Jeffrey, who... more
Montreal Startup PasswordBox Adds Richard Reiner, FounderFuel's Ian Jeffrey to Team
Dr. Richard Reiner has joined PasswordBox as president, while Ian Jeffrey has left FounderFuel to hop on board as the Montreal-based startup's vice president of marketing. Reiner, who holds a... more
FounderFuel's Ian Jeffrey Departs as Accelerator Reveals Six Startups for Latest Cohort
Montreal-based accelerator FounderFuel today announced the six companies of its Spring 2104 Cohort. Hosting his fifth FounderFuel Demo Day, Ian Jeffrey—who launched FounderFuel in 2011 for... more
FounderFuel Heads to San Francisco with Canadian Startups in Tow
Montreal's FounderFuel is joining London's Seedcamp and Sydney's Startmate to bring 15 international (including Canadian) startups to San Francisco. FounderFuel, Seedcamp, and Startmate... more
A Startup's Guide to BDC Venture Capital's Convertible Notes Program
Although it has been around for a while now, some entrepreneurs still don't understand exactly what BDC Venture Capital's convertible note program. This guide is here to aid them. There are more... more
LoginRadius Lands $1.3 Million Round and Now Powers 15 Million Monthly Users
Edmonton's LoginRadius announced today it has secured $1.3 million in financing from a syndicate of investors including the Accelerate Fund, Yaletown Venture Partners, Real Ventures, and BDC... more
Three Canadian Accelerators Among Founding Partners of Global Group 'Startup Exchange'
10 founding partners have created an international exchange program called Startup Exchanges. Among the founding partners are three Canadian accelerators: Vancouver's Launch Academy, Montreal's... more
Founderfuel Graduate Raises $500,000 from Real Ventures and BDC Venture Capital
Montreal startup MFive Labs announced this morning that it has raised a seed financing round of $500,000 led by Real Ventures and including BDC Venture Capital. MFive is a... more
Canadian Media Fund Launches Accelerator Partnership Program to Help Fund Startups
The Canadian Media Fund (CMF) recently announced that they will be launching the CMF Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program, which will award $360,000 of additional funds to startups participating... more
LiveQoS Acquires Ottawa Startup Openera
Today LiveQoS announced the acquisition of fellow Ottawa-based company Openera, a cloud filing startup that graduated from FounderFuel. The acquisition will bolster the current LiveQoS technology... more
FounderFuel and Real Ventures to Visit Seven Canadian Cities for PITCH IT
FounderFuel general manager Ian Jeffrey and tough-talkin’ Real Ventures investor John Stokes are hitting the road in September for a seven-date, “Pan-Canadian Pitch Training Workshop... more
FounderFuel Alumni Urbita Quietly Serving Eight Million Monthly Uniques
Having travelled to Bogota several times, it always dismays me when a Google video search of the city lands VICE’s “Sewers of Bogota” as a top three result. Here a naïve,... more
Canadian Accelerator FounderFuel Releases Cohort Roster Ahead of Demo Day
Montreal-based accelerator program FounderFuel is publicly announcing the teams in its fourth cohort, ahead of Demo Day on July 11. A crowd of over 800 people, including investors from Silicon... more
A Breakdown of Canada's Eight Biggest Startup Accelerators
Toronto-based MaRS Discovery District recently released a report called Seeding Success: Canadian Startup Accelerators that breaks down numerous aspects of accelerator programs in Canada. In the... more
International Startup Festival and FounderFuel Team Up For Demo Day, Accelerator Rally
The International Startup Festival and the FounderFuel accelerator program have announced plans to work together on two events next month during what will be a jam-packed four days in Montreal.... more
A Canadian Startup's Beginner Guide to Navigating Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is a land of opportunity for thousands of startups, but it's also cutthroat—you won't survive in the wild for long if you don't know the lay of the land. George Favvas, a... more
Edmonton's Login Radius Joins Montreal's FounderFuel Accelerator for Summer 2013 Cohort
Montreal-based accelerator program FounderFuel has confirmed that Login Radius is one of eight new teams admitted into the program for its summer 2013 cohort. Last time Login Radius was making... more
FounderFuel Teams up with Global Accelerators for International Demo Day
Several FounderFuel teams will pitch at the International Demo Day next week in San Francisco along side startups from two other accelerator programs in Australia and Europe. The event on May 1... more
Young Innovators Have Until May 1 to Submit C2-MTL Applications
The 2013 edition of C2-MTL’s annual global business conference is set to be an exciting three days in Montreal next month. One of the main attractions will be the Intel EYE50, a... more
FounderFuel Alum Ooomf Relaunches as an App and Project Marketplace
Montreal-based startup and FounderFuel alum ooomf has officially relaunched today as a marketplace to connect curated projects with invite-only mobile and web talent. Formerly the company served... more
The App Pitch an Opportunity for Startups, Developers, and Students to Pitch Windows Apps
The App Pitch lands in Montreal on March 20. The event is a chance for Montreal startups, students, developers, and designers to pitch their ideas for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Also on the... more
Startups Have One Week Left to Apply for FounderFuel
FounderFuel is urging startups to finish off those last minute applications before their deadline of midnight on February 8 passes. “Sure, you want to whip your startup into shape,”... more
FounderFuel Embarking on Cross-Canada Road Trip to Drink Beer with Entrepreneurs
Once again, Canadian startup accelerator FounderFuel is hitting the road in search of their next great cohort of startups. Like their Fall 2012 recruiting drive, they’ll be targeting five... more
Live Rides is the First Real-time Carpool and Rideshare Network in Canada
There’s a new sheriff in town in the ride-sharing market. Live Rides CEO, “Friendly” Steve LaChance, wants users to know that his way is the friendlier way to rideshare and... more
FounderFuel Doubles Down on Startup Investments
Montreal-based accelerator FounderFuel has announced that they are doubling their investment in startups with their next cohort. According to their blog, "We’re excited to announce an... more
Founderfuel to Send Graduates to Silicon Valley
FounderFuel has announced that it will send several graduated startups to Silicon Valley through a new partnership with the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA). Moving forward the Montreal-based... more
FounderFuel Graduates Latest Cohort of Canadian Startups
Montreal-based startup accelerator FounderFuel is ready to graduate their third full cohort of web-based companies on Thursday night to a packed house. Demo Day is the bi-annual showcase for the... more
A Community Driven Endeavor, Startup Hub Notman House Enters its Final Leg of Fundraising
UPDATE: The Notman House campaign is complete. In 20 days they raised over $100,000 towards making the Notman House campus a reality. The Notman House campaign was the most successful community... more
FounderFuel Grad Raises $500K To Revive Apps From The App Store Graveyard
Montreal startup ooomf announced this morning that they have raised $500K in seed funding and are launching their public beta. The financing round was led by Montreal-based early stage seed fund... more
FounderFuel Hits the Road to Recruit for Fall 2012 Cohort
Montreal-based startup accelerator FounderFuel is hitting the road this month to recruit for their Fall 2012 session. They'll be visiting hometown Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, and Toronto along... more
An Interview with ShopAround CEO Kevin Gibbon
ShopAround just completed the 2012 spring cohort of FounderFuel in Montreal. The startup is an iOS app allowing shoppers to quickly and easily browse great prices on products from favorite... more
Appifier Becoming Serious Contender in App Industry [Interview]
Appifier is one of the most promising startups that completed the Spring 2012 FounderFuel cohort. The Canadian tech startup brings online publishers to life on mobile by creating captivating app... more
FounderFuel Reveals Impressive 2012 Cohort
The air was buzzing at Montreal’s Monument National last week as deep pockets met creative minds at this year’s FounderFuel demo day and Accelerate Montreal presentations. FounderFuel... more
Epilogger: a Canadian Startup Making Waves in the Events Industry [Exclusive Interview]
Epilogger is the primary destination for event attendees to engage with an event, before, during, and after, from all points of view. People around the world are now, more than ever, sharing their... more
FounderFuel Demo Day Spring 2012: Which are the most promising tech startups?
Techvibes attended FounderFuel Spring 2012 Demo Day this week. The room was full with 800 visitors. For some observers, the quality of the startups making their 20 minute pitches in front of... more
Communitech's HYPERDRIVE Joins FounderFuel and JOLT in TechStars Canadian Network
Last month Techvibes reported that Toronto's JOLT had become a member of the Global Accelerator Network (formerly TechStars network). The Global Accelerator Network (GAN) is an alliance championed... more
Teralys Capital Injects $50 Million in Rho Canada Venture Fund II to Invest in Tech Startups
Teralys Capital has announced a $50 million investment in Rho Canada Venture Fund II, concurrent with its initial closing of $100 million. Rho Canada, based in Montréal, will build... more
FounderFuel Accelerator Graduates 11 Startups From Across Canada
Today Montreal's FounderFuel will graduate 11 startup teams at historic Monument National in front of a sold out crowd including investors from San Francisco, New York, Boston, Toronto,... more
What Are You Doing on May 23?
Mark your calendar. Wednesday, May 23 is shaping up to be a big day for the Montreal tech startup scene. A trifecta of events are descending on the city with FounderFuel's Spring 2102 Demo... more
BDC Venture Capital Backs Accelerators Across Canada With Follow-On Funding
BDC Venture Capital announced today that it will issue up to $6 million in convertible notes over two years to graduates of Montreal's FounderFuel. Some 40 young enterprises from all over the... more
FounderFuel grad returns to Vancouver with $1.1 Million Series A round
Playerize went from Vancouver to Montreal in late 2011 to join startup accelerator FounderFuel and now they're back in Vancouver with a $1.1 Million round of fresh financing. The Series A round... more
Apply for FounderFuel this week and follow these tips to get in
Montreal based startup accelerator FounderFuel is recruiting teams for its spring 2012 cohort but you only have until the end of the week to apply. Startups selected by FounderFuel get instant... more
FounderFuel goes on the road to recruit for Spring 2012 cohort
Montreal-based startup accelerator FounderFuel is hitting the road this month to recruit for their Spring 2012 session. They'll be visiting Quebec City, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, and Vancouver... more
FounderFuel shines with nine Startups on inaugural Demo Day
Today Montreal's FounderFuel officially unveiled the nine graduating teams from their first cohort at their Demo Day. The teams pitched to a full house at Monument National that included 120+... more
Jet Cooper launches Design in Residence Program for Accelerators
Toronto's Jet Cooper announced this morning the launch of Design in Residence ("DiR"), a program that will provide design resources into technology accelerators across Canada. Design in Residence... more
Real Ventures celebrates one year and 18 investments
It's been one year since Montreal's Real Ventures launched and today they summarized their year in numbers on their blog. 570 – Companies we were introduced to 1,500 – Company... more
FounderFuel's Vuru launches new Stock Market Research Tool
Montreal's Vuru announced officially their launch today. The FounderFuel portfolio company has simplified stock market research by making sense of financial reports for the growing number of... more
Montreal's FounderFuel to host Demo Day for first cohort
Montreal accelerator FounderFuel is hosting Demo Day for their first cohort of 9 startup teams on November 8th and you're invited whether you're an investor, a mentor, a journalist, or just part of... more
Vancouver's Playerize to join Startup Accelerator in Montreal
Vancouver startup Playerize announced yesterday in a blog post that it is one of ten startups to be accepted in startup accelerator FounderFuel's first cohort. The announcement comes in advance of... more
FounderFuel will fund 10 startups from across Canada
Montreal’s FounderFuel announced today that it will fund 10 new companies - two more than they had initially announced. FounderFuel is one of Canada's new breed of startup accelerators which... more
How does Ottawa's Mercury Launch measure up to FounderFuel and GrowLab?
With the addition of Ottawa's Mercury Launch last week, we now have three new startup accelerators across Canada. Mercury Launch joins Montreal's FounderFuel and Vancouver's GrowLab. All three... more
Ottawa's Mercury Launch joins GrowLab & FounderFuel in new wave of Canadian Startup Accelerators
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... more
Learn more about FounderFuel Accelerator tomorrow in Toronto
Still interested in learning about FounderFuel's mentorship and incubation/acceleration plan for new startups? Ian Jeffrey, FounderFuel's general manager will be in Toronto tomorrow where he'll be... more
It's a great time to be a Female Entrepreneur in Canada
Despite what we've all been reading, I think it's a great time to be a female entrepreneur in Canada. We've got two brand spanking new startup accelerators - FounderFuel in Montreal and GrowLab... more
GrowLab vs. FounderFuel: How Do They Measure Up?
Two startup accelerator programs, GrowLab and FounderFuel, have been announced in the past couple of weeks. Both companies will offer new startups the knowledge and the means to become successful,... more
Montreal welcomes new early-stage, startup accelerator: FounderFuel
Last week the West Coast got a new startup accelerator with the launch of GrowLab in Vancouver and today it's Montreal's turn. Montreal Start Up and Real Ventures announced today that they have... more

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