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JOIN US ON DECEMBER 8TH
Your opportunity to learn more about the C100 Fellowship and how the rising founders in your network can be nominated to join this highly-competitive mentorship program.
At this open event, learn about the program, the nomination process, eligibility criteria, and how founders can put their best foot forward in their application.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
C100 Fellows is our signature mentorship program for 20 founders of the most promising early-stage, Canadian-led startups. Starting December 1st, the founders in your network can be nominated to apply.
WHO CAN NOMINATE?
All active C100 Members, Partners, and Alumni are eligible to nominate founders. We encourage you to see who you know from the C100 Membership community that can nominate you or the founders in your network.
Nominations open: December 1st
Nominations close: January 3rd
Applications close: January 7th
48Hrs: May 13-14, 2022
COMMUNITY UPDATES & MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
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Toronto-based childcare centre software provider HiMama has raised $70-million, led by Bain Capital’s Double Impact Fund. Congratulations to Co-Founders Alana Frome (C100 Member) and Ron Spreeuwenberg as well as the entire HiMama team! | Globe & Mail
Patrick Pichette, Chairman of the Board at Twitter and Partner at Inovia Capital (and C100 Charter Member), shares his top four tips for founders seeking funding. | Business Insider
️ Congratulations to Waterloo-based EnPowered on announcing $12.75M in seed financing! EnPowered is a bill payment platform for the energy industry. Congratulations to Founder & CEO, Tomas van Stee (C100 Fellow), and the entire EnPowered team! Betakit
John Megrue Jr., the previous co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest hedge funds, has joined Radical Ventures (proud C100 Corporate Member) as Vice-Chairman and Partner after advising the firm for more than a year. | Globe and Mail
Toronto-based SMB card issuer Float Financial Solutions has raised $30-million, led by Tiger Global Management, five months following the startup’s $2.8-million seed round.
Winnipeg-based Neo Financial, led by Co-Founders Andrew Chau (C100 Fellow), Jeff Adamson and Kris Read, has received a $1.6-million grant via the Government of Manitoba’s Industry Expansion program. This funding is expected to provide skills training for 300 new employees in the company’s downtown Winnipeg-based HQ.
Amazon plans to open its second Canadian cloud-computing server hub, opening in Calgary by late 2023. Ground has officially broken and construction is underway, bringing billions of dollars of investment to the region. | Globe and Mail
Toronto has been ranked the number one market for high-tech job growth. Growing at 26%, the city beat out Seattle, Vancouver, and New York in the annual CBRE Tech-30 report. The real estate group ranks the 30 leading tech markets in the US and Canada. Toronto added more high-tech jobs in the last two years (40,000) than the rest of the top-30. Read more from Radical Ventures (C100 Corporate Member) on what makes Toronto attractive to top global talent in AI.
Toronto-based online used car sales startup Clutch (48Hrs 2020 Alumnus), has raised $100-million Series B, led by D1 Capital Partners, marking the 38th nine-figure private funding of 2021 by a Canadian company, according to Refinitiv, and the latest Canadian company to raise twice within a year. Congratulations to Co-Founders, Dan Park and Steve Seibel, and the entire Clutch team on the latest round! | Globe and Mail
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