Cossette Lab accepting applications from tourism-related tech startups across Canada

Cossette Lab, an initiative of the Cossette marketing and communication agency supporting the growth of startups, is accepting applications from tourism-related startups for its accelerators across Canada.

Cossette Lab has incubators in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. With a portfolio of tourism-related clients across Canada — Tourisme Montréal, Via Rail, Aeroplan, and Tourism Yukon — there is opportunity for startups to collaborate.

All three accelerators work with startups during their development during a hosting period between six to 12 months.

“Digital is a top priority across our entire organization so it makes sense to reach out to those entrepreneurs who only need a little help to take their exciting ideas from concept to reality,” said Malik Yacoubi, chief digital officer of Cossette Montreal and founder of Cossette Labs.

The company is looking for startups working on technology that can benefit Cossette or its partners; to date, Cossette Lab has hosted approximately 14 startups.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to broadly help the startup community and bring new ideas to the tourism industry,” says Melanie Dunn, president and CEO of Cossette Canada. “It is also a service to our clients in the tourism sector and our own staff, by exposing our people to the innovative thinking and entrepreneurial culture all around us.”

Applications are being accepted until September 15.

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Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.