The Western Canada Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Virtual 2020 program.
Over 200 people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just 10 companies were able to make it through.
Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Western Canada's top startup experts and investors.
And now, without further ado, we present the Alumni of the FI Western Canada 2020 program:
Cassidy e-Care Solutions - patient-centered Care Coordination Platform that makes self-management simple and easy.
Circular Supply Chains - creating the backbone to a Circular Economy to develop a singular system that addresses the economic, environmental and social issues that are inherently lacking in our current global distribution systems.
DVC Fine Custom Clothing - bespoke menswear built for the modern day, with convenient online shopping experiences driven by AI.
EIMHE - share, understand, and address your feelings with those who matter, and stay in touch with your circle of trust to be there for one another.
Nodeflow - easy-to-use interface making it simple to connect data together to build complex node trees of information.
Ruth Corp - ruthless in making sustainable products accessible, menstrual pads completely biodegradable and disposable - it's good for you and good for the Earth.
Stopless - trade like a machine, and profit like one too. The AI Trading Services help you trade stocks, commodities, forex, crypto, and futures - consistently and profitably, with minimum risk.
Symposify - network, share your experience, and earn money - making professional networking a pleasant experience.
Virtual Court Solutions - enhanced conference options and delivery for the justice sector and more.
The Western Canada Founder Institute invites members of the public to join them Tuesday, January 26th 2021 for the Virtual Fall 2020 Western Canada cohort Graduation online event, featuring Bruce Linton, founder & former Chairman of Canopy Growth Corporation.
The Western Canada Virtual 2020 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a network to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the Western Canada Founder Institute: Casey Lau, Chad Ford, Kailin Che, and Todd Embley. Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Western Canada that is conducive to building to great companies.
In addition, the Western Canada Virtual 2020 program was supported by some of Western Canada's top technology organizations, including:
In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1.75BN.
After Graduation, the new Western Canada Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business.
Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 95+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.
The next Western Canada Virtual 2021 Founder Institute program is accepting applications now here.
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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1.75BN in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.
See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey.