JOLT Accelerator

JOLT Accelerator

JOLT is a technology accelerator dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile companies that promise to transform the way consumers and enterprises interact with technologies.

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JOLT Unveils Six Companies Comprising Summer Cohort
JOLT announced today the latest group of companies to join its portfolio of startups. Since its launch in July 2012, the Toronto-based accelerator has produced 17 startups that have raised $7.5... more
JOLT Opens Recruitment Next Cohort, Adds New Partners
JOLT announced this week that it’s accepting applications for its summer 2014 cohort. The Toronto-based accelerator says it is looking for startups "that are tackling the Internet of... more
Canadian Accelerator JOLT Unveils Third Cohort of Startups
Jolt, one of Canada's largest accelerators, today unveiled the five startups that comprise its third cohort. The startups that make up the MaRS DD accelerator are Turnstyle Solutions, xTouch,... 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
A Closer Look at Canada's Seven True Startup Accelerators
Over the past three years, dozens of accelerators and accelerator-like programs have emerged in Canada. However, there is debate about their value—do accelerators hurt startups, and can the... more
Jolt Demo Fest Showcases Six Startups: Hypejar, Stylekick, Flee, PUSH, Singspie, and FlyerFlo
The Winter 2013 cohort—Hypejar, Stylekick, Flee, PUSH, Singspiel and FlyerFlo—graduated from JOLT Accelerator on Tuesday, June 4. Hosted by Steam Whistle Brewing, Demo Fest had... more
Canadian Startup Push Ditches Arbitary Fitness Metrics to Focus on Exertion
Ever question the effectiveness of your weight training regime?   Meet PUSH, a startup in the sports technology realm that’s building a smart device to keep you on track. Created by... more
Canadian Startup Stylekick Helps Online Clothing Shoppers Find the Perfect Fit
Meet Stylekick, the comparison and recommendation engine for established and budding online apparel shopping addicts alike. Unlike other complex solutions that include 3D scanners and body... more
Canadian Startup FlyerFlo is a Deal Hunter's Paperless Best Friend
Meet FlyerFlo, the paperless friend to deal hunters everywhere. Created by three Systems Engineers from the University of Waterloo (Clayton Tso, Joannes Chan and Mark Hopson), FlyerFlo is also one... more
Canadian Startup Hypejar is a Platform Powered by People Passionate About the Future
Hypejar is a buzz generator for highly-anticipated “future” products. As one of the six startups chosen to incubate with JOLT Accelerator at MaRs, the program has given the four... more
Canadian Startup Flee is an App That Aims to Reinvigorate the Travel Booking Experience
Flee is the brainchild of co-founders Byron Hawes and Zeïna Belouizdad, two wanderlusting globetrotters looking to reinvigorate the travel booking experience. As one of the lucky startups... more
JOLT Accelerator Announces Six New Canadian Startups for Winter 2013 Cohort
Toronto-based startup accelerator JOLT, which was launched by MaRS Discovery District last summer, today announced the addition of six new companies to its portfolio. The six startups will... more
Recapping the First-Ever JOLT Demo Day: ShelfLife, SlingRide, eProf, and More
Last Tuesday marked the first-ever JOLT Demo Day at Steam Whistle Brewing’s historic Roundhouse building. This was the big event for the six startups in the inaugural cohort after 16... more
JOLT Announces Six Startups for Summer 2012 Cohort
First announced in June, Canadian startup accelerator JOLT has revealed its inaugural cohort. A product of MaRS in Toronto, JOLT focuses on web and mobile companies that "promise to transform the... 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
Canada's Newest Tech Accelerator, JOLT, Joins TechStars Network
Canada's newest technology accelerator, JOLT, announced today that it is now a member of Global Accelerator Network (formerly TechStars network). Based in Toronto, JOLT is dedicated to building... more
MaRS Joins Accelerator Trend and Launches JOLT
MaRS today announced the creation of JOLT, a new technology accelerator dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile companies that promise to transform the way consumers and enterprises... more

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