Silicon Valley Community Partners:
Endorsed by the Canadian Consulate in Silicon Valley, Boast Capital and Plug and Play Tech Center launched Plug and Play Canada in response to a strong need from the community to provide early stage Canadian tech companies with funding, mentorship and access to resources. Selected companies are provided with an investment of $25,000 as well as 3-months of office and mentorship in Silicon Valley.
Plug and Play is a global startup accelerator and seed-stage investor with a network that includes over 300 tech startups, 180 investors, and a community of leading Universities and Corporate partners. Since its inception in January 2006, Plug and Play has helped the startup community raise over $1 billion in venture funding, and has invested in 100+ companies including PayPal, Dropbox, Lending Club and Zoosk
British Columbia Community Partners:
Launch Academy is a pre-accelerator program that helps entrepreneurs execute on their startups through education, mentorship, lean metrics and networking opportunities. Launch Academy has established an environment where ideas are vetted, business models are tested and successes are celebrated. Boast Capital and Launch Academy support one another’s community events.
Alberta Community Partners:
Invest-Tech (Previously Alberta Deal Generator or ADG)
Invest-Tech is a platform for linking accredited investors and well selected deal flow. Boast Capital & Invest-Tech works together to help companies maximize R&D tax credits and make angels’ investments go further. To read the full partnership announcement, click here.
Startup of the Week
Startup of the Week is an initiative started by Boast Capital to bring a voice to the tech community in Canada. The column is featured on the Calgary Herald online and in print every week. It is also syndicated on Startup Calgary and TechRev. You can also find our contributions on Techvibes.
The OGM is a consumer-driven, energy-media brand that stands behind content in which, everyone in and out of industry can understand. A blend of Energy + Culture on a harmonious platform that is engaging, educational and entertaining.
JOI to the World
JOI to the world is an initiative of JOI Media which aims at spreading hope and happiness in the form of gift boxes to the city’s less fortunate. This movement continues to encourage the City of Calgary to provide relief for both individuals and families currently facing difficult circumstances in their lives.