International startups and scaleups are vital to creating jobs and bringing new, innovative technologies to market that continue to strengthen Canada’s economic recovery. We were thrilled to host our Acceleration+ Welcome Week event at TechPlace on March 27, 2023, bringing together program partners and participants for an exciting kick-off to Cohort 2. The event provided an opportunity for the startups to meet one another and connect with mentors and advisors, setting the stage for a successful cohort.
We believe that this new cohort represents some of the brightest and most innovative startups from around the world. The participants come from a diverse range of industries, including digital media and ICT, fintech, life sciences and cleantech. They are all driven by a passion for innovation and a desire to make a difference in their respective industries.
What is Acceleration+?
Acceleration+ supports innovative international startups looking to expand faster into Canadian and U.S. markets by working closely with them to develop and execute a tailored expansion plan. Acceleration+ is a program funded by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), in partnership with LatAm Startups, Haltech Regional Innovation Centre, TechPlace and Innovation Factory.
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Testimonials from Cohort 1 Participants
“Being part of Acceleration+ has helped us identify new key players and improve our Canadian market entry strategy. Having access to the Acceleration+ network will give us a boost to achieve our goal of growing in the local market.”
– Victor Salinas, CEO, Smartconcil
“The environment at TechPlace is very positive and people are very supportive. I am surrounded by people who really want me to succeed and I love working from here. As part of Acceleration+ I have access to three amazing mentors who are very helpful and knowledgeable. I am glad to be part of the community.”
– Gaurav Chauhan, Co-Founder, KonarkPro
“Our experience with the Accelerator+ Program has been amazing. As a new company and a newcomer at the same time, the chance to expand your network and get feedback from highly experienced people in our industry is priceless. I totally recommend the program for new companies wanting to enter the Canadian market.”
– Matias Maciel, CFO, Rextie Canada
The companies in Cohort 2 are:
- Digittant Consulting Inc.
- GHuBee (Ciatecnica)
- Haletale Inc.
- Infinite Harvest Technologies Inc.
- NeuNex (3DNext)
- Pocket Clinic
- RDIT Canada Corp.
- Ring Marketing
- TMR Vehicle Delivery Service Inc. (WeRelo)
- Valinno (Inventri)
- Vilimont (Acorn)
- Waverlite (Redbiller)
We are committed to providing the highest level of support to Acceleration+ client, and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming months. We are confident that with our guidance, international startups in Cohort 2 will thrive and make a significant impact in southern Ontario and beyond.
We would like to thank our partners, LatAm Startups, TechPlace, and Innovation Factory for their continued support and collaboration. Together, we are helping to build a vibrant and dynamic startup ecosystem in southern Ontario.
To learn more about Acceleration+ and our cohort members, please visit our website. We look forward to sharing more updates on our progress in the near future.
The Acceleration+ program is available to startups currently enrolled in one of the following LatAm Startups programs: Phase III: Acceleration (Startup Visa), New Entrepreneur Accelerator (NEA), Corporate program. For additional details and eligibility criteria, visit https://www.accelerationplus.ca.
About Haltech Regional Innovation Centre
Haltech is a non-profit corporation supported by Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation & Science, Ministry of Economic Development & Growth, and valued Corporate Sponsors. We empower innovative companies to realize their full potential through education, advisory services, and strategic connections. We support companies in creating jobs, generating sales, creating new markets and securing investment for their growth.
About Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory is a business accelerator, dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed. We provide start-ups, and scaling companies with advisory services, training, mentorship, and strategic connections to help bring disruptive technologies to market, leverage intellectual property, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs. Innovators can also access sector-specific resources including exclusive smart transportation test environments and data; and a formal life science and health innovation ecosystem.
Led by Burlington Economic Development, TechPlace exists to help technology, talent and ideation come together under one roof. But we do more than provide a base camp for tech companies to get work done. Anchored by our two co-location partners, Haltech and Angel One Investor Network, TechPlace provides tech companies (both new and growing) with access to space, resources, programming and mentorship through a growing partnership network and by creating an environment that’s focused on generating opportunities for networking and growth.
About LatAm Startups
LatAm Startups is a non-profit accelerator in Toronto that works exclusively with international startups. A designated sponsor for Canada’s Startup Visa program, LatAm Startups is a pioneer in bringing the world’s top startups to Canada and helping them scale globally from Toronto.
About FedDev Ontario
For 13 years, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation, growth and job creation in Canada’s most populous region. The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving productivity, growing revenues, creating jobs, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Learn more about the impacts the Agency is having in southern Ontario by exploring our pivotal projects, our Southern Ontario Spotlight, and FedDev Ontario’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.