The Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the graduation of the Toronto Fall 2018 program.
Over 220 people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of buisiness-building assignments and constant evaluation and feedback from mentors, just 21 companies were able to make it to graduation.
Each of these Founders have demonstrated the high level of passion, perseverance, and creativity it takes to build a meaningful and enduring company, and have been vetted by a panel of Toronto's top startup experts and investors. We can't wait to see how their businesses grow over the coming months!
And now, without further ado, we present the Graduates of the Toronto program:
Founder: Matt Cass
StorkSupply is a baby gear rental and leasing service, designed to make your parenting journey just a tiny bit easier. It’s baby gear on-demand, supported by friendly people who like to help.
Founder: Ethan Foy
Lifepoints is the app that lets users earn rewards for the time they spend working out. They make getting to the gym more fun, and living a healthy lifestyle more affordable.
Founder: Riley O'Brien
Founder: Kumaran Perinpanatan
Ellorum is a secure digital content publishing platform that transfers ownership back into the hands of the creators by offering incentives each time a user uploads content.
Founder: Randall Baran-Chong
DoTell is a Toronto-based startup whose mission is to allow all of us to 'live forever' through our stories. The digital storybuilding platform will guide users through the co-creation, preservation, and sharing of their life stories.
Founder: Ankush Prasher
Bitsimple powers your business with enterprise-grade scalable blockchain infrastructure. They provide a developer-friendly API to quickly launch and scale Ethereum blockchain nodes.
Founder: Alice Man
Coinbask is a decentralized platform to trade baskets of tokenized digital assets.
Founder: Chris Ciaravino
Greyblock Power sells blockchain enabled financial products which raises capital for developers of utility and power infrastructure assets at competitive rates.
Founder: Shadi Bahou
FeastMash Recipes is a platform for grocery stores to source recipe content with an API that enables instant shopping for these recipes.
Founder: Bili Balogun
Tribe Beauty Box lets customers discover beauty through a curated bi-monthly box, delivered to their doorstep as a subscription service.
Founder: Vandana Taxali
Founder: Jai Chinnakonda
ENGAIZ is an enterprise SaaS AI-Driven platform to help enterprise customers gain increased value from vendors by controlling costs, driving service excellence, and mitigating risks.
The Toronto program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the Toronto Founder Institute: Sunil Sharma and Kyle Collier. Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Toronto that is conducive to building to great companies.
In addition, the Toronto program was supported by some of Toronto's top technology organizations, including:
- Decentral: Building the tools to usher in a new world of decentralization.
- Fasken: Legal expertise spanning continents, industries and practices.
- GMP Securities: Industry-leading Canadian Wealth Mangement.
- Boast Capital: Helping innovative companies recover R&D costs.