Propel ICT, Atlantic Canada’s startup accelerator, has announced the 28 companies that will make up its autumn 2017 cohort, more than one-third of them from Newfoundland and Labrador.
The organization today revealed its latest cohort, including the five companies that will enter the Build program, which helps companies with products in the market to scale their businesses. The Build cohort, which will be held at the Venn Centre in Moncton, includes one company from outside the region, SnapSuite.io of Toronto, as well as participants from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
For the fall cohort, Propel will hold Launch programs at PlanetHatch in Fredericton, Volta Labs in Halifax and Common Ground in St. John’s. The Newfoundland and Labrador capital will host the largest intake, with 10 companies. The Launch program, which includes companies form all four Atlantic Provinces, tends to help position early stage companies to enter the market and attract investment.
Startups will participate in 12 weeks of intensive programming, with startup experts like Dom Coryell of GimmeGrowth (San Francisco), pitch coach Rachael Holmes (New York City), Greg Poirier and Jon McGinley of CloudKettle (Halifax), David Dufresne of Panache Ventures (Montreal), and others from across Atlantic Canada and North America.
“We are excited to see the early stage startup community across Atlantic Canada continue to strengthen,” said Propel Interim CEO Trevor MacAusland in a statement. “The selected cohort includes some very strong candidates that are well positioned to take full-advantage of our programming. We’re starting to see Launch startups that have early signs of revenue and Build companies with significant customer bases already in place.”
The members of the Fall 2017 cohort are:
Launch -- Fredericton
Cradle Technology Design (Charlottetown) – BioTech;
Proofific (Fredericton) – Workflow Automation;
Newpy (Saint John) – Online Marketplace;
Night Puck Technology Inc. (Saint John) – Sports Tech;
Parental Marketplace (Rothesay, NB) – Online Marketplace;
Passiv (Fredericton) – FinTech;
Unicare Home Health Care Inc. (Miramichi, NB) – HealthTech;
Launch -- Halifax (All are based in Halifx):
HiveTrade -- FinTech;
SeaSmart Technologies – IoT;
Skyline – AI & IoT;
Virtus VR – VR/AR/MR;
UpFront Tickets - Blockchain;
Launch -- St. John’s
ABA Access Inc. -- EdTech;
AndesVR -- VR;
BlueBrick Design & Development -- EdTech;
CoLab Software – Workflow Automation;
Creatros - AI;
Cyno - HealthTech;
Hashtag Tutors -- EdTech;
Proximas Technologies -- Mobile;
SafeAlert -- Mobile;
Zambara Inc. -- FinTech;
Build -- Moncton
Guild – Bedford, NS;
SomaDetect – Fredericton;
Securicy – Sydney, NS;
SnapSuite.io – Toronto;
TripNinja – Halifax;
Disclosure: Propel ICT is a client of Entrevestor.