Startupfest is well-known for its annual summer event that attracts over 4,000 investors, founders, and journalists for three days of networking and inspiring talks from tech leaders. Recently, the organization has been working to expand its reach with programs that give 100 international startups the chance to work out of a Canadian accelerator or coworking space, and launched a new conference in Toronto focused on corporate and startup partnerships.
The goal of the survey is simple: find out what value, if any, startups get from accelerators.
In another push to be a community resource, Startupfest, in partnership with BetaKit, is launching The Alumni Accelerator Survey for startups that have been through a Canadian accelerator program. The goal is to gauge what’s working, collect constructive feedback, and then share these results with the larger startup community.
“We’ve launched this survey with the very simple goal of finding out what value, if any, startups get from going through acceleration programs. So much effort and investment have gone into creating these programs across Canada,” said Phil Telio, founder of Startupfest. “After all these years, now is a good time to find out what entrepreneurs think of the experience. Good, bad, and ugly, we want to hear all about it.”
The findings of the survey will be announced at AcceleratorFest and Startupfest, where there will be an opportunity for startups to discuss with global leaders of Accelerator programs.
This year’s Startupfest takes place between July 12 to July 15, and includes speakers like Techstars co-founder and CEO David Brown; LiveStream CEO Jesse Hertzberg; and Roni Bonjack, global lead of Launchpad Mentors program at Google.
Check out the survey here.
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