Accelerator Centre Announces AC JumpStart Program Cohort 9
Waterloo, Ontario – The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce Cohort 9 of the AC JumpStart program. These 28 companies will receive a critical injection of $30,000 in seed funding and $10,000 of professional mentorship under the Accelerator Centre’s world-class mentorship model.
The commencement of cohort 9 follows an announcement of $5.5M in continued funding from FedDev Ontario in late 2018. The continued funding will allow the program to continue into 2021 and will support an additional 126 companies.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support Canada’s innovators, helping them succeed on a global scale. This continued investment in the AC JumpStart program from FedDev Ontario will allow more early-stage technology companies to thrive, which strengthens the innovation ecosystem in southern Ontario and creates highly-skilled jobs for Canadians.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Science, Innovation and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario
The AC JumpStart Cohort 9 recipients are:
About AC JumpStart
AC JumpStart is funded by FedDev Ontario and delivered in partnership with Conestoga College, Laurier, the University of Guleph and the University of Waterloo.
The AC JumpStart program began in January 2015, with three cohorts of companies participating in the program in 2015, and two cohorts annually in subsequent years. Each cohort receives funding and mentorship over a 12-month period.
About the Accelerator Centre
Our world-renowned, four phase accelerator program was developed based on our proven methods and best practices from accelerators and incubators around the world. The program, combined with our proven mentorship model, gives you the resources and guidance you need to grow all areas of your business, get your product to market faster, increase sales, and scale.
For more information visit www.acceleratorcentre.com.
About FedDev Ontario
FedDev Ontario delivers programs and services to help create, retain and grow businesses, cultivate partnerships and build strong communities. The Agency’s programming is designed to support a strong southern Ontario economy and position the region to compete globally.
For more information visit www.FedDevOntario.gc.ca.
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