Bring Your Startups to Boston!
The Consulate General of Canada in Boston has been an active partner in the growth of the entrepreneurial community in New England for years, including as a sponsor for some of the business plan competitions and conferences that I helped to run in cleantech and life sciences (thank you!). This year, the extent of their commitment to startups is expanding with the addition of an accelerator based on programs first introduced in Silicon Valley in 2009 by the C100 organization.
C100 is a non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to supporting Canadian Technology entrepreneurship and investment. It's comprised of "a select group of Canadians based primarily in Silicon Valley, including executives of leading technology companies, experienced startup entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. C100 members are passionate about leveraging their collective experience, expertise and relationships to help mentor and grow a new generation of successful Canadian-led technology companies."
Starting this spring, selected entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to spend three months in Boston in the accelerator getting top quality mentoring, taking advantage of local resources and networking with investors, serial entrepreneurs, service providers and others.
Find out how to get into the accelerator by attending the next free Ask a Pro webinar with Trade Commissioner Christine Carr on Friday, 2/22 at noon EST!
About Chris Carr
Information Technology and Clean Tech
Consulate General of Canada, Boston
Chris' daily work consists of helping entrepreneurs grow their companies internationally. In her role as Trade Commissioner for Canada over the last six years, and throughout her career, Chris has worked with hundreds of technology startups. Core skills include international business development, business coaching, attracting investment, building executive teams and managing strategic partnerships. Interests include science, research, music, technology, sustainability, social enterprise and corporate responsibility.