Starting January 26, startups can apply to the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston

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The Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston — or CTA@Boston for short — is accepting applications from startups that have the potential to grow and benefit from connections in Boston.

The Canadian Consulate of Canada in Boston offers a four-month program, based in the Cambridge Innovation Center close to the MIT campus in Kendall Square, with the goal of helping startups grow with international resources and networks. The program includes office space, services, and access to events at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square, as well as access to mentors from the Canadian Mentoring Service, a pitch coach, and workshops.

Participating startups will also have access to the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England network, which is working in partnership with CTA to provide a customized mentoring program. Each participating entrepreneur is matched with a Canadian from the CENE based in New England, and all are C-level executives from global technology and life science companies, successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and angel investors.

Boston has the highest concentration of biotechnology companies in the world, and is home to accelerators like TechStars Boston and Mass Challenge. Massachusetts is the second biggest venture capital hub in the US.

CTA is looking for applications from mid-sized Canadian companies from Life Sciences, ICT (including Green IT and Health IT), Robotics and Security technologies, and emerging food product sectors. Companies should be able to demonstrate traction, differentiated technology, and the potential to grow in Boston.

More information on the program is available on the CTA website.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang is BetaKit's News Editor.