We provide funding, hands-on operational help, guidance and a strategic curriculum to help initiate, co-create and accelerate startups.
Technology is moving faster than ever. As the cost of launching new ventures drops, more and more startups throw themselves out there, only to find that there’s a lot of work “post-launch.” Today, startups don’t fail because of technical challenges; rather, they fail because of customer, market and operational risks.
Year One Labs is a startup accelerator. We’re dedicated to the Lean Startup methodology, which means the companies we work with undergo a rigorous process of customer development and iterative adjustment. We believe in co-creation, which means our partners, investors and mentors are going through the startup development process with you every step of the way.
We’re operators, not armchair quarterbacks. We’ve been in the trenches. We still are, every day. That gives us an appreciation for what you’re going through on the road from idea to reality to growth. And it means our no-nonsense approach adds real value to your startup, dramatically increasing all our chances of success.
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News on Year One Labs
GameON: Finance is North America's top business forum for the interactive entertainment industry, connecting developers, innovators, investors and industry leaders. And it's returning to Toronto... more
Montreal startup Localmind announced today that they have raised $600K in angel funding led by Granite Ventures with Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, Ian Sobieski, Peter Bordes, Ty Danco, Zach... more
Incubators and Accelerators are programs designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services. While Incubators... more
Year One Labs, a Montréal-based startup accelerator dedicated to lean startups, has invested in a startup called Assemblio, which is founded by Jon Abrams and Elan... more
Year One Labs already has one good reason to be happy this week, and thanks to all the positive buzz surrounding an earlier investment, Localmind, they probably have another. Localmind is an... more
Year One Labs has made their fourth investment, this time in Montreal brothers Dov and Mitch Amihod. What’s the name of the company? Well… they haven’t decided yet. What will it... more
Year One Labs has made their third investment as a company, a little startup called nCentiv. The brainchild of two McGill University grads, Theo Ephraim and Kyle Seaman, nCentiv is focused on... more
Google and Year One Labs are hosting a hackathon in Montreal on January 22nd, and pairs of coders will be competing to see who can build the best web app in under eight hours. Using Google’s... more
For 2011 Techvibes is adding a Quebec list to our popular Digital Media People to Watch series. We've done a pretty good job tracking the movers and shakers in Alberta, BC, and Ontario over the... more
In May Techvibes reported that Montreal Standout Jobs had been acquired and everyone including its investors touted it as a success and a feather in Montreal's startup community. Montreal's Ben... more