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ideaBOOST 2013 Spring Cohort Announced

Last night at the new Corus Quay building in Toronto, some of Canada’s brightest entrepreneurs sat still, eagerly waiting for ideaBOOST’s new cohort announcement.

“High-calibre,” “inspiring,” “creative” and “exciting” were just few of the words used to describe this year’s spring Cohort by the evening’s presenters.

“Congratulations to all of the companies who entered – the quality was exceptional,” The CFC’s Chief Digital Officer Ana Serano said.

Here’s a look at the new class:

    • Motion Panels 
      an authoring tool that animates graphic novels, cartoon strips and story books for movile devices
    • Instaradio
      a simple and powerful way to live stream and record audio that can be listened to on any device
    • Bemused Network
      a community-based discovery service for entertainment and events
    • Lightning Platform
      a cloud-based platform that tracks and targets user actions to aid product and service development
    • Wondereur
      an app that brings storytelling to e-tailing, beginning with contemporary artists
    • AlertTV
      an online system that enables producers to target and engage audiences using multi-platform strategies to measure success

These six new companies will each receive $15,000 in seed capital for their project as well as mentorship from thought leaders in the technology, business, marketing, media and product communities. In addition, ideaBOOST’s founding partners, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment and Google, will offer strategic guidance as well as the potential for investment.

The work is just about to begin for these startups: the ideaBOOST 2013 Spring Cohort starts May 21.

“This year’s entrants were all of such a high calibre, that we’ll also be launching ideaBOOST’s first Affiliate Program, enabling all of the companies who made it to the shortlist to participate in a select number of ideaBOOST sessions, peer-to-peer learning and strategic assessment modules” Serano said, describing the new program.

Here’s a look at the shortlist of companies included in this new Affiliate Program:

Congratulations again to all of the startups that entered, and to this year’s 2013 Spring Cohort!

Be sure to stay tuned for updates on this exciting group of companies, as well as the ideaBOOST program.

 

Shortlist Announcement!

 

 

After an exciting month of BOOSTS, likes, and tweets, the following seventeen products have proceeded to the next round of the selection process!

Top Ten Products selected by the Public:

1-Space Janitors
2-Dads
3-Hello Cool World Dream Machine
4-Wondereur
5-CineApp
6-Stickeration
7-MotionPanels+
8-nPulse
9-Circles

Seven Products selected by the Wildcard Jury:

1-Lightning Platform
2-Instaradio
3-AlertTV
4-Bundle
5-Indiloop
6-BeMused Network

A big thanks goes out to all of you who took the time to not only BOOST but to share with your networks. We could not have done it without your support! We would also like to thank our wonderful wildcard jury for countless hours of combing through the products and evaluating their merits.

Congratulations to the Shortlisted Products for making it through, however, there is still one more round of selection to go! Stay tuned for the announcement of the finalists on May 15, 2013.

Check out the products at ideaboost.ca!

Shortlist Announcement!

    After an exciting month of BOOSTS, likes, and tweets, the following seventeen products have proceeded to the next round of the selection process! Top Ten Products selected by the Public: 1-Space Janitors 2-Dads 3-Hello Cool World Dream Machine 4-Wondereur 5-CineApp 6-Stickeration 7-MotionPanels+ 8-nPulse 9-Circles Seven Products selected by the Wildcard Jury: 1-Lightning Platform […]

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