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Local start up incubator looks to turn Canadian tech pioneers into international sensations.
(PRWEB) January 13, 2012
INcubes offers a customized and condensed curriculum for start ups, with the goal on enriching each entrepreneur with the integral survival and growth skills necessary to take their business through funding to market.
“Unlike many other incubators, our program isn’t solely focused on acceleration. Instead, it’s about providing each start up with exactly what they need for success. As a privately run organization, we don’t have to conform to any ‘mold’ required by institutionalized or academic incubators.” said A. Traviss Corry, Director of Business Development at INcubes.
The team has already received pitches from businesses across Canada. After screening the initial submissions, they managed to narrow it down to forty finalists, including an open platform for cities, governments and NGOs, and a means to revolutionize digital receipts.
“The core concept of our business is to embrace the tech maverick. They have ideas that aren’t simple or easy, but foster change and opportunity for people all around the world. As the test market capital of North America, there’s no better city than Toronto to grow these thought-leaders and innovations,” said Ben Zlotnick, founder of INcubes.
INcubes is currently accepting applications for Startup INtake 02 Spring 2012. For details, visithttp://incubes.ca/for_startups.
INcubes is a Toronto based incubator that sources emerging entrepreneurs and talented start up teams, and graduates qualified businesses with innovative products and ideas towards their first round of capital. INcubes connects with the most forward-thinking and grass-roots Canadian talent with the goals of transforming their new and disruptive technologies into international sensations. For more information, visit http://incubes.ca.
(From Techvibes.com)Posted by Andrea Wahbe on Wed, December 7, 2011 12:32 PM · Filed under Toronto and 3 other categories · 1 Comment
In late September, we reported that a new incubator was launching in Toronto called [IN]cubes. This week, [IN]cubes opened its doors to its first class of seven outstanding Toronto Startups.
“After pouring over the initial gathering of talent and applications, we managed to narrow it down to forty finalists,” says Ben Zlotnik, founder and CEO at [IN]cubes. “From this group, we met face-to-face with every team for a detailed interview where we went through their technology, business models and long term goals. From the final forty, we chose our top seven, a truly amazing group!”
The startups will be going through a customized curriculum over the next three months while housed at their new office space at 525A Adelaide Street in the heart of downtown Toronto.
“At the close of our 3 months program, after being housed at our beautiful space, and mentored by experienced and influential individuals, our class of INtake 01 will pitch their products at a [IN]cubes Demo Day on February 28, 2012,” says Zlotnik.
The ultimate goal is for the [IN]cubes companies is to raise capital through investors. Here is the list of the first seven [IN]cubes startups:
Soco (Socially Collaborative Media) - The first online platform where videographers, filmmakers, editors, and on-camera talent can come together to create a production.
2.5 - An open platform for cities, governments, and NGOs around the world to gather civic data and distribute for use in third party apps.
FB Power - A Facebook marketing training product.
23press - Making blogging easier for the more than 70 million Wordpress blogs out there.
Gossipz - A Facebook App that allows opt-in users to gossip anonymously on their friend’s walls.
Rehabit - An app that uses online social connection to re-enforce good habits and rid bad ones.
Splently - A B2B and B2C service that offers a way to make store receipts digital and turn them into a marketing and customer rewards tool.
Stay tuned for more updates on these startups in the months to come. For more information about [IN]cubes, visitincubes.ca.
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