As the scale and impact of Acceleration+ continues to thrive, we’re excited to help ensure 10 more international startups make a successful expansion into Canadian & U.S. markets. We had the privilege of hosting our Acceleration+ Welcome Week event at TechPlace on September 21st, 2023, bringing together program partners and participants for an exciting kick-off to Cohort 3. 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.
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.
Testimonials from Cohort 2 Participants
“Acceleration+ Program has been immensely helpful in growing our startup, as they have connected us with the right people and given us access to top industry experts who helped us refine our business strategy and develop a solid plan for growth. The resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities provided by the program are truly invaluable.”
– Amir Omidvar, CEO, PocketClinic
“The Acceleration+ program has been instrumental in our journey towards internationalization, accelerating our entry into the North American market, both in Canada and the United States. We sometimes feel lost when starting to work in a new country. This program has provided us with invaluable guidance and precise tools for every aspect of our work.”
– María Paz Navarro, CEO, AtacamaScope
“Acceleration+ really helped us the with the nuances of building a startup. With the help of amazing mentors and events, the program is accelerating our understanding of how to scale the business, preparing us for the process and putting us in a much stronger position than we were in before.”
– Anash Parayil, CEO, Haletale Inc.
The companies scaling into Canada & U.S. markets in Cohort 3 are:
- Expertic PGS (TagTrace)
- BI InfoTech
- WUX (Alliot)
- Big Zoolutions (Big Health Solutions)
This marks the beginning of an exciting journey. We are committed to providing the highest level of support to Acceleration+ clients, and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming months. We are confident that with our guidance, international startups in Cohort 3 will thrive and make a significant impact in Canadian & U.S. markets.
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.