Google reveals second cohort of Canadian cloud accelerator

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Tiggy, Booxi, and SmartONE are some of the 11 startups joining this year.

Google Canada has revealed the list of startups joining the second cohort of its 10-week cloud accelerator program for Canadian companies.

This year’s class includes 11 startups from a variety of industries, such as appointment scheduling software company Booxi, grocery delivery service Tiggy, and proptech firm SmartONE.

Starting April 11, the group will undergo a virtual bootcamp that involves cloud mentorship, technical project support, workshops on product design and customer acquisition, as well as leadership development for cloud startup founders and leaders.

According to Google, the cloud accelerator is best suited for funded, revenue-generating startups with at least five employees that either currently leverage cloud, AI, or machine learning tech in their products, services, or operations, or possess an interest in doing so in the future.

The first cohort for the accelerator included Montréal-based FinTech startup Nesto, as well as Toronto-based companies BioBox Analytics, Loopt, and Vantage.

The tech giant launched its first Canadian accelerator program in Kitchener-Waterloo in 2020 as part of plans to open three new Canadian Google offices and hire 3,500 workers across the country by this year.

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Since inception, Google has also opened five more accelerator programs for Canadians such as Cloud, Voice AI, Climate Change, Black Founders, and Women Founders.

Tiggy recently attracted investors from around the world for its $6.3 million seed funding round in December. At that time, it was only operating in select Vancouver regions. Earlier this year, the startup brought its 15-minute grocery delivery services to Toronto.

Here are the other startups that make up the second cohort for Google Canada’s cloud accelerator program:

  • Ad Auris (Vancouver, BC)
  • Cadence (Saskatoon, SK)
  • F8th (Toronto, ON)
  • IRIS (Burlington, ON)
  • Origami XR (Toronto, ON)
  • PharmaGuide (Richmond Hill, ON)
  • Schoolio (Toronto, ON)
  • Shaddari Inc. (Montréal, QC)

Feature image courtesy Google Cloud

Charlize Alcaraz

Charlize Alcaraz

Charlize Alcaraz is a staff writer for BetaKit.

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