Canadian investors Extreme Venture Partners, OMERS Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, BlackBerry Partners Fund and BDC have co-invested $7 million in a new accelerator program called Extreme Startups. Companies in the program will receive up to $200,000, including an initial investment of $50,000, with up to $150,000 in a convertible note provided by BDC. PRESS RELEASE [...]
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A lot of incubators and accelerators focus on Internet and technology startups where companies are founded with fast-moving ideas and small sums of money. Here is a new accelerator targeting health care and offering a $20,000 infusion of seed money to startups and a three-month mentorship program. BluePrint Health is kicking off a winter program [...]
Startup incubators and accelerators are all the rage. Y Combinator in Silicon Valley, TechStars in New York and elsewhere. The Cambridge Innovation Center in Boston. They are fostering a new generation of young companies sometimes on a shoestring and shifting the axis of company creation away from VCs. Just this week, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups [...]