Two organizations dedicated to supporting startups have announced the latest companies to join their programs. Here’s the latest.
Communitech announces seven women-led companies in accelerator
Communitech has announced the seven companies accepted into the fourth cohort of the Communitech Fierce Founders Accelerator.
The accelerator provides high-potential startups run by women with resources and expertise to grow their companies. “The new cohort is incredibly talented. If past cohorts are indicative of the progress they will be able to make, I can’t wait to see what these strong, determined women are able to achieve in the next 6 months,” said Kelly McGregor, Fierce Founders program manager at Communitech.
This cohort includes:
- PFERA, Lisa Pfister
- Hello Prosper, Krystyn Harrison
- LUUMA, Julie Karabin
- Heala, Maryam Jahed
- Rookie, Samantha Juraschka
- Sociavore, Amina Gilani
- Nexxt Intelligence, Kathy Cheng
The Communitech Fierce Founders Accelerator was created to help with roadblocks women entrepreneurs often face when starting companies. Since 2016, the program has grown to include later-stage companies, helping them to grow their existing revenue base and business.
Metabridge announces 15 startups being showcased at Metabridge X
Metabridge has announced the 15 companies that will attend Metabridge X on June 6 to 8.
Over the past ten years, the Metabridge event has connected startups with investors at a retreat in Okanagan. “Over the course of three days, founders will meet with the best of the best to pursue strategic partnerships, mentorship, and investment opportunities,” said Sehra Bremner, executive director of Metabridge.
“All of the new incoming capital was connected to people I met through Metabridge or intros made from people there. I felt there was huge value in the program, but I would never have guessed it would turn out like this,” said Halifax-based Swept co-founder and CEO Michael Brown of Halifax, Nova Scotia on his $2.5 million raise.
To celebrate ten years, Metabridge is welcoming back the top 15 founders from the last decade, including FarmLead, Showbie, and Swept. This year, it also opens the program to the public.
The accepted startups include:
- Alavida (Vancouver)
- Bananatag (Kelowna)
- BlockTech Ventures (Vancouver)
- Caddle (St. Catharines)
- Clickdishes (Calgary)
- CrowdRiff (Toronto)
- EasyMarkit (Vancouver)
- Kira Talent (Toronto)
- Left (Maple Ridge)
- Nudge Rewards (Toronto)
- Sampler (Toronto)
- SiteDocs (Abbotsford)
- ZayZoon (Calgary)
- Zoom.ai (Toronto)
- Blue Mesa, Curtis Duggan