The final call for startups applying to be part of GrowLab‘s new cohort is June 6, and the Vancouver-based accelerator wants them to know about a few new partnerships it has inked.
GrowLab recently partnered up with the Social + Interactive Media (SIM) Centre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, which allowed design students to receive hands-on experience with the GrowLab companies.
“Our designers have a huge contribution to make in this dynamic industry,” says Emily Carr SIM Centre Director Kate Armstrong. “By participating in Emily @ Grow, our designers are helping to build the next generation of game-changing companies that are coming out of GrowLab. ”
The partnership was made possible in part through the support of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC).
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The accelerator also recently partnered with Lighthouse Labs, an “intensive coding boot camp,” which focuses on modern open source web frameworks and tools that are used by many tech startups and established businesses.
“With the supportive ecosystem GrowLab has established within the tech industry, we are very fortunate for the opportunities our graduates have with GrowLab,” says Lighthouse Labs’ co-founder, Jeremy Shaki. “The best part is that the relationships our graduates have built with GrowLab’s companies do not end once our boot camp ends – they continue to build, and become stronger as our graduates grow with the GrowLab companies”.
GrowLab has also partnered with a group of University of British Columbia (UBC) MBA students, although the accelerator did not reveal any more information about this deal.