Metabridge

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    DEADLINE TO APPLY:  March 1, 2018 see more

    Apply for the Metabridge Top 15

    Each year Metabridge selects just 15 of the most innovative, Scale-up technology companies from hundreds that apply across the country to join our program. This is an extremely competitive process and each successful founder is recognized and showcased at the Metabridge live event on June 6 - 8 and throughout the year. They are placed into interactive networking programs and introduced to top influencers to help take their company to the next level.  Since 2008, 17 of the Metabridge Top 15 have been acquired and $200M in investment has been raised by alumni.  

    CRITERIA: http://metabridge.com/apply-now

    DEADLINE TO APPLY:  March 1, 2018 

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    We are searching Canada for the Top 15 high growth Start-ups of 2017, to join the Metabridge program see more

    Metabridge applications closing April 3rd

    We are searching Canada for the Top 15 high growth Start-ups of 2017, to join the Metabridge program and gain access to mentorship and capital. [Click here to apply!]

    We Look For The Following Criteria:

    • Product/service solves a problem or market need 
    • Generally available (no private beta)
    • Demonstrated traction – users or revenue (or both)
    • Demonstrated commitment - investment (generally late seed/early series A)
    • Amazing founders & team members 

    Each Company Founder Will Receive: 

    • Year round visibility, promotion & recognition as part of the Start-up cohort.
    • On-boarding and targeted introductions to mentors and investors.
    • 2 VIP passes to Metabridge Live tech retreat in Kelowna this June with a personalized schedule to meet with mega entrepreneurs, global tech executives and investors.  Includes 1:1 meetings, activities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences over 48 hours. Each company will be showcased in a highly curated setting.

    Hear from some of our Metabridge Alum on why to apply before April 3.

    [Click here to apply!]

  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Talent, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are energizing the technology ecosystem across Canada. see more

    Kelowna B.C May 5th, 2016 - Talent, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are energizing the technology ecosystem across Canada. According to independent technology analyst Carmi Levy, “All of the ingredients are there for Canada to be a tech powerhouse.” Unfortunately, many promising startups lack the funding needed to drive their companies forward. Non-profit organization Metabridge is changing that by connecting technology startups to Silicon Valley investors.

    On June 9th - 10th, fifteen of the best and brightest technology startups will congregate at an exclusive lakeside retreat in Kelowna, where they will be given the opportunity to meet with VCs and serial entrepreneurs from leading companies such as Google, AngelList and Omers Ventures. Investment opportunities, strategic partnerships and mentorship from leading tech entrepreneurs help the startups take their business to the next level, and it’s building Canada’s technology sector into the country’s fastest growing industry.

    The competition is stiff, but the rewards have been huge for previous winners encouraging more tech startups to apply said Executive Director, Sehra Bremner, "We had an overwhelming response to Metabridge this year. 109 companies applied, which is more than ever before. We are really pleased with the strength of all the companies that took the time to apply”.

    This year Metabridge has expanded its reach to establish Canada as a leader in supporting tech industries. The fifteen participants are based in cities across Canada and also include a start-up from Kenya. "Although we had startups apply from across Canada and other countries, this is the first time an international startup has made it to the final 15. We are excited to host our national tech retreat in Kelowna and to showcase these amazing companies and entrepreneurs by facilitating meaningful connections for them," said Steve Wandler, Metabridge Founder.

    The Metabridge 2016 Top 15 Startup companies are:

    Brightsquid (Alberta)
    Chalk (Ontario)
    Communitysift (British Columbia)
    Dive (Ontario)
    Drop Loyalty Inc. (Ontario)
    Flytographer (Victoria, BC)
    Lynk Jobs Ltd. (Kenya)
    Nobal Technologies (Alberta)

    Open Channel (Ontario)
    RentMoola (British Columbia)
    RingPartner Inc. (Victoria, BC)
    SilkStart (Victoria, BC)
    TalentClick (British Columbia)
    Tapplock (Ontario)
    Turnstyle (Ontario)
    Metabridge 2016 Sponsors: Accelerate Okanagan, BCIC, IBM, GoodSIR, Vanedge Capital, Gowling WLG, DIRTT, Central Okanagan Economic Development Commision, iNovia Capital, CDMN, City of Kelowna, Lawson Lundell, Silicon Valley Bank, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, FreshGrade, Kitsch Wines, Interior Savings, and IHE School.

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    Media Enquiries:
    Sehra Bremner
    Executive Director  |  Metabridge
    sehra.bremner@metabridge.ca  |  250.864.3239
  • Tessa Bousfield posted an article
    Tectorian of the Week: Flytographer, RingPartner & SilkStart! see more

    These three local Victoria companies were in Kelowna June 9-10 connecting with Silicon Valley investors at Metabridge 2016. Out of 109 applicants, they made it to the top 15!

    Click here to read more: http://tectoria.ca/flytographer-ringpartner-silkstart/