Good morning, Toronto startups and entrepreneurs! Lately, we’ve seen foreign startups move — or threaten to move, as was the case with DuoLingo
— their companies to Toronto. There have also been a few acquisitions. A few days ago, Toronto-based Tulip announced it would acquire Boston-based Blueday
. The purchase will combine a leader in cloud-based retail mobile solutions with a leader in Store Performance Management systems. With this acquisition, Tulip hopes to help retailers unlock greater value from their data to drive smarter business decisions and more intelligent customer experiences.
Here are some upcoming deadlines for applying to accelerators, grants and funding, or other competitions. Don’t miss out! If you know of others, please submit any application deadlines and I’ll post them if they’re relevant.
Calling all leaders and innovators! The York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2020 Incubator Program. Receive extensive education, ongoing mentorship and the chance to showcase your venture to industry representatives. YEDI’s Incubator Program is the perfect way to transform your venture from an idea to a reality.
Intuit Canada and Toronto’s Highline Beta have joined forces for the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator. They’re primarily looking for companies making an immediate impact on small businesses and consumers’ most pressing challenges post-COVID-19. Seed stage tech startups with a product in market are preferred, but businesses of all stages — including pre-seed and ideation — are welcome.
At the Founder Institute, you won’t “learn” how to build a business. Rather, you will build your business alongside top startup experts using a proven, structured process that has helped some of the world’s fastest growing companies raise over $950M in funding. Our 14-week, program includes a series of challenging growth sprints, in addition to Weekly Feedback Sessions where you will receive constant feedback on your progress from experienced Mentors and Investors.
Have a great week, and stay well!