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Our partner, Techstars, is hosting a Global Online Startup Weekend series, "Unite to Fight COVID-19". The Canadian event will be held from April 24-26, 2020. Participants will work together from their homes to tackle the challenges presented by the pandemic. 

Local Community Leaders, in partnership with Techstars, are volunteering to host this event, which will focus on developing Covid-19-related solutions unique to Canada. During this live, online event, innovators, developers and inventors from every province and territory will come together to conceptualize and develop prototypes that could solve some of the biggest challenges posed by the pandemic.

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In addition, we are proud to offer the best applicants from this event with a Startup Weekend Fellowship to our upcoming Montreal Fall/Winter 2020 program (Transferrable to other Canadian cities if programs available).

Through this offer, any attendee of a Startup Weekend can apply to the Founder Institute for free below, and we will award three Startup Weekend Fellowships to the Fall/Winter 2020 semester allowing top aspiring entrepreneurs to participate in the world-renowned startup launch program for free.

These Fellowships will be awarded to:

  • Two members of the Startup Weekend winning team**
  • The best overall applicant from Startup Weekend attendees

** Contingent on applicants meeting our minimum acceptance requirements. If applicants from winning team do not meet minimum requirements, we will award those fellowships amongst the pool of applicants from the event.

For more information on the Fellowship, visit

About Techstars

Techstars is the global platform for investment and innovation. Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,900 companies with a market cap of more than $26 Billion.

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