The Accelerator Centre, award-winning start-up builder, has released information on the latest wave of companies set to receive funding through the JumpStart program - funded by FedDev Ontario and delivered in partnership with Conestoga College, the University of Guelph, and Wilfrid Laurier University. After a recent round of applications, thirteen southern-Ontario based companies were selected as ‘cohort 14’ recipients - set to receive $30,000 in seed funding and $10,000 of business support services – including one-to-one professional mentorship under the Accelerator Centre’s JumpStart program.
The JumpStart program aims to help technology start-ups grow in the region – supporting 305 southern Ontario-based businesses since its launch in 2015. Accelerator Centre CEO Dr. Paul Salvini says this cohort was the program’s most competitive application round to date.
“The program’s sustained popularity is one of many indicators that innovation is alive and well in southern Ontario” says Dr. Salvini. “It’s terrific news as we look to strengthen our economy in the wake of the pandemic.”
“As we've seen with past ac JumpStart recipients, these are the up and coming technology companies to watch. We’re excited to see what they will achieve during their time with the Accelerator centre”
Previous recipients include ApplyBoard, an international student recruitment platform that connects students with schools and recruiters to help them study in Canada, the UK and U.S. – as well as NERv technology, winner of the world’s first Entrepreneurship World Cup.
More information on the recipients of AC JumpStart’s cohort 14 can be found on the Accelerator Centre website.