Monday, April 4 - May 9, 2016
Monday, April 4 - May 9, 2016
Program starts at 6:00 pm
425 Adelaide Street
Applications have closed
Startup Next, a Techstars program, is the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world.
The spring cohort will also accept later-stage startups that are looking for critical feedback on specific feature designs, go-to-market channels, team building and scaling. It will be the first Startup Next program to include both later-stage and early-stage founders. Following the program, Startup Next teams that have demonstrated their readiness and progress will also have access to resources from the Startup Next global team, including access to the Techstars network of mentors, entrepreneurs and investors. Startups interested in applying for Startup Next Toronto should visit the Startup Next Toronto website. To learn more, attend the information session on March 14, 2016, at MaRS. RSVP here.
Quotes “The most beneficial part of my Startup Next experience was having all of these mentors expecting me to deliver new and quantifiable results each week. I was part of one of the lucky teams that realized early on that this is an important process and I’ve been rewarded over and over again for fully embracing it.” – Marie Chevrier, founder and CEO of Sampler and Startup Next Toronto 2015 alumna
“The City of Toronto is proud to partner with Startup Next. As part of the city’s goal to make Toronto the best place globally to build and grow a business, we focus on ensuring entrepreneurs have access to the best resources for starting their businesses. Startup Next and resources like startupheretoronto.com are key parts of that plan.” – Chris Rickett, manager of entrepreneurship services in the City of Toronto’s Economic Development and Culture Division
Startup Next has helped more than 50 startups get into top accelerators and raise more than $40 million dollars in funding. See our success stories and case studies.
Check out the program overview to learn more, and read FAQs to understand whether Startup Next is a good fit for your startup. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with other questions.
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Speakers and Mentors
VP, Product & Sales Engineering at Slyce
With a background in PR and community management, her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, Mashable, Huffington Post, TNW, Poynter and on CBC’s Spark. Her music industry experience includes work for publicity agencies, artists, promoters, and major music festivals NXNE and WayHome. She is an advisor to #Paid (the best platform for connecting brands with social media influencers) and Small Rooms, Canada’s leading podcast for technology entrepreneurs.
Sean's work is about building and releasing products quickly and intelligently, or scaling with less pain and more insight. As a result, he has worked directly with many startups to help them in their initial launch or growth strategies.
Sean has spoken about marketing or data at countless events both private and public, including Velocity, Web 2.0 Expo and eMetrics, and has written about data in the past for O'Reilly.
Program Sponsors and Partners
The Startup Next Toronto team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.