• Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Early Deadline: October 4 ($100 fee). Final Deadline Period: October 5 – November 15 ($220 fee) see more

    SXSW Pitch 2019's deadline approaching

    SXSW Pitch (formerly Accelerator) returns for its eleventh year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! This event provides an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the Venture Capitalist/Angel community.

    Early Deadline: October 4 ($100 fee)

    Final Deadline Period: October 5 – November 15 ($220 fee)

    To Apply:

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    August 30th deadline! see more

    Seattle Angel Conference accepting company applications

    (Deadline: Aug 30)

    The Seattle Angel Conference, slated for November 14, 2018, is currently accepting applications for participating companies. The deadline is looming on August 30, 2018.

    The Seattle Angel Conference is a program for companies and new investors to engage in Angel Investing. We will gather 20-40 Angel Investors and raise a fund of $150+K . Our goal is to look at companies that are at or near first revenue, who would find an Angel Investment valuable.

    We do a review of all the companies and provide feedback. The application deadline for companies is August 30th. Over the 12 weeks from the first week in September until the final event on the 14th of November, the investors will engage with some of the companies, selecting companies until they select a final winner at the final event.

    The calendar looks something like:

    • Aug 30 - Deadline for companies
    • Sept 4 - SAC XIV First meeting/review (Investors Only)
    • Sep 11 - SAC XIV Select 24 Quarter-Finalists (Investors Only)
    • Sep 18 - SAC XIV 3-minute pitch night #1 (investors and Quarter-finalists)
    • Sep 19 - SAC XIV 3-minute pitch night #2 (investors and Quarter-finalists)
    • Sep 25 - SAC XIV Select 12 Semi-Finalists (Investors Only)
    • Oct 2 - SAC XIV 10 minute pitch night #1 (Investors and Semi-finalists)
    • Oct 3 - SAC XIV 10 Minute pitch night #2 (Investors and Semi-finalists)
    • Oct 9 - SAC XIV Select 6 Finalists (Investors Only)
    • Oct 16 - SAC XIV Due Diligence (Investors + Founders) (Group work)
    • Oct 23 - SAC XIV Due Diligence (Investors Only)
    • Oct 30 - SAC XIV Due Diligence (Investors Only)
    • Nov 6 - SAC XIV Due Diligence (Investors Only)
    • Nov 13 - SAC XIV Mixer (Investors and finalists)
    • Nov 14 - SAC XIV Final Event (public) 12:30 to 6:30

    All of the events will be held at Microsoft Building 99.

    You can read more about the project at


    In addition to purchasing a company application ticket to the final event, you will need to complete a profile on, and submit it to the Angel Conference ( before Sept 4th.

    Additional details here:

  • VIATEC posted an article
    Apply for the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program: Helping Canada's Tech Companies Achieve Global Success see more

    Lazaridis Scale-Up Program Applications Close July 27


    Lazaridis Scale-Up Program: Helping Canada's Most Promising Tech Companies Achieve Global Success

    The Lazaridis Institute is accepting applications for the third cohort of the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. We’re searching for Canadian tech startups that are ready to scale rapidly and to dominate their industries. Each year we select 10 Canadian tech startups to participate in the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program and receive the support they need for the next level of growth and their next round of funding.

    The program offers participants access to the experience of world-class business leaders, the support of functional and sector specialists, and opportunities to explore new markets.


    Lazaridus 10 companies receive: 

    • 120 hours with a specialist chosen for your company
    • One-on-one time wiht international experts in each functional area
    • A national peer group of CEOs and founders
    • The frameworks and tools you need to execute your growth


    Six program weekends in 6 different cities.  Take this opportunity to focus on your strategic imperatives. 

    The Lazaridis Institute works with only ten companies at a time so that we can provide customized support for your specific challenges.  Weekend workshops are led by business leaders, focus on a broad range of topics, and provide you the chance to connect with peers from across the country. 

    Each company has access to world-class specialists on a just-in-time basis.  We cover the cost of 120 hours of support over the course of 12 months.


    We’ve helped 20 Canadian tech companies achieve BIG things.

    Our cohort companies have experienced incredible achievements.  300% increase in revenues in less than a year.  900% increase in gross market value in 6 monthsUS$40M in funding.  Partnerships with Facebook and Mastercard.   After just one year, 100 per cent of the first cohort of 10 companies reported increased revenues.  90 per cent had launched a new product or service.  90% increased exports.  90% received external financing.

    Head over to our companies page to witness their journey since joining the Lazaridis Scale-Up Program. 


    If you are a Canadian tech company and you’re ready to scale, we want to work with you.  If you know a Canadian tech company that’s ready to take the next step on the scaling journey, contact us and we’ll reach out to them.

    Applications are open until July 27th.  Please note the top 20 companies will be asked to participate in video interviews on August 20 or 21st.


    Apply here

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    An 8 month program designed to enable new technologies to be used, integrated, or commercialized... see more

    Introducing TELUS Technology Accelerator 3

    Powered by Calgary Technologies Inc.

    Accelerating Growth Stage Technology Startups in
    Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Saskatchewan

    TTA3 is an 8 month program designed to enable new technologies to be used, integrated, or commercialized by TELUS. TTA3’s reach is bigger and broader than ever, with applications being accepted from start-ups in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. If your organization knows of any entrepreneurs developing technology in the digital health and wellness, industrial IoT, or smart cities space please encourage them to submit an application to TTA3. Submissions are due by May 22nd, 2018.

    More information and details on the application process can be found using the following link:

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Application Deadline is January 10, 2018 see more

    Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Initiative Accepting Applications - Spring 2018 Cohorts (February–June 2018)

    Application Deadline January 10, 2018 - Apply Here

    The Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative (CTA) helps high-potential, high-growth Canadian technology SMEs seeking to expand to the U.S through a 5 month program of workshops, events, mentorship and business introductions. More information is available here.

    The Trade Commissioner Service developed the CTA initiative in response to the need for Canada’s high potential, small technology companies to access global business opportunities. In four years of programming, 467 companies have participated in the CTA.

    CTAs presently operate in 6 cities, covering 3 sectors: life sciences, cleantech and digital technologies (ICT).

    The CTA targets different sectors and coordinates events in cities where those sectors are most prominent.

  • Redbrick posted an article
    The Latest Version of Shift Adds Much Anticipated Support For Boomerang & Grammarly see more

    Redbrick Launches Shift 2.0 With Chrome Extensions

    Victoria, B.C. -- The founders of Shift are turning heads, and this time with more than just Gmail customers. Shift 2.0 offers support for both Boomerang & Grammarly Chrome Extensions, making Redbrick’s Shift only the second major commercial application to successfully integrate Chrome Extensions within Brave’s Muon framework.   


    Shift was originally built on a framework called Electron, and became an instant hit - and top Product Hunt launch - when it became publicly available back in December of last year.  Their user base has grown to over 65,000 quickly since, with Gmail users flocking to Shift to manage multiple accounts, across Mail, Calendar and Drive. For its Shift 2.0 launch, Redbrick has used the Brave Muon framework to build out support for the most anticipated Chrome Extensions - Boomerang and Grammarly.  


    “With Chrome Extension support being the single most requested feature right out of the gate, we quickly realized that rebasing Shift to Brave’s more flexible Muon framework was a very necessary - albeit challenging - next step that we wanted to tackle full-on. We were thrilled that the team at Brave helped us navigate the Muon process from start to finish, and document it carefully for the rest of the open-source community.  The support over the last few months has been truly remarkable, and we are thrilled to share our findings with other developers seeking to add support for Chrome Extensions,” said Director of Product, Michael Foucher.


    Brave Muon is a fork of the Electron framework that leverages the full power of Chromium, including extensions support. It is currently used in the Brave browser and available to developers on GitHub as part of Brave's open source platform. The Muon framework is helping Redbrick provide the support and features their users want.


    Shift’s Advanced plan is the true game-changer for 2.0, offering support for Boomerang and Grammarly, as well as the much anticipated Unified Search, which allows customers to search through multiple accounts, Calendar, and Drive, from one search field. It also provides support for other popular applications, like Slack, Asana, Jira, Trello, and over twenty other essential tools. With customizable Notification Muting, which syncs with Google Calendar, users can even stop embarrassing notifications from popping up during meetings.


    Shift is still available as a free version, as well as Pro for $29.99 per year. The newest plan, Advanced, has a yearly fee of $99.99. All plans offer support for multi-account access; a clean, clutter-free desktop application; easy switching between Mail, Calendar, and Drive; native desktop notifications; and cross-platform support for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  


    In addition to Shift, Redbrick prides itself on a respected portfolio of B2B offerings focused on user engagement and analytics technology.


    Redbrick was ranked 2nd fastest-growing  Canadian software company in the 28th annual PROFIT 500, and 5th overall in 2016. The company is known for building powerful software products for engaged users, globally, and Shift 2.0 is no exception.


    Shift 2.0 is now available to the public as of November 1, 2017. For those interested in testing out Shift for free, they can access it here.


    For more information about this story, contact:


    Nadia Tatlow, Marketing


    +1 (250) 216-0019





  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Deadline to apply to pitch was April 18th, but it's been extended to THIS Friday...your last chance! see more

    Want to secure a $1,000,000 Investment Award?
    Apply to Fundica by THIS Friday!

    Don't miss out on the Fundica Roadshow: all-day live pitches & kick-ass fireside chats from VCs and guest speakers on May 2nd at Fort Tectoria.

    Reasons to attend:

    • Learn about important funding trends and opportunities

    • Discover available resources to start and grow your business

    • Connect with entrepreneurs, funding experts and advisors

    • Potentially win a $1,000,000 Investment Award!

    Deadline to apply to pitch was April 18th, but it's been extended to THIS Friday... so this is your last chance!

    Want to Pitch?


    • Must have a technological component to your business
    • Be incorporated in Canada
    • Be in seed or growth stage
    • Expect revenue growth >50%

    City-stop Winner Receives

    • A spot at the Grand Finale to secure the $1,000,000 FSVP Investment Award
    • 3 months free office space at WeWork
    • Cloud Hosting package from CANARIE
    • Free accounting services from Intuit