Last month Techvibes reported that Toronto’s JOLT had become a member of the Global Accelerator Network (formerly TechStars network).
The Global Accelerator Network (GAN) is an alliance championed by TechStars and originally created as part of the White House’s Startup America Initiative. JOLT was not the first Canadian accelerator to become part of the GAN – Montreal’s FounderFuel has also leveraged the TechStars brand north of the border.
Today Communitech’s new tech accelerator, HYPERDRIVE, announced it will become the third Canadian member of the GAN.
“Internationally recognized as the source for startups going through accelerators, the Global Accelerator Network looks to enhance and expand our connections by attracting new funding accelerators like HYPERDRIVE,” said Patrick Riley, Executive Director of the Global Accelerator Network. “HYPERDRIVE’s accelerator platform, which takes a hands-on mentoring approach, not only meets GAN’s rigorous standards, but infuses a sense of edgy entrepreneurialism into the high-tech industry, bringing excitement to the group as a whole.”
Additionally, as a network member, HYPERDRIVE and its startups will have access to a number of exclusive GAN resources, including professional development offerings, workshops, discounts, and free bonuses from top companies such as Microsoft, PayPal, and Amazon Web Services, totaling over $100,000 for every founder who goes through HYPERDRIVE’s accelerator platform.
HYPERDRIVE’s is currently accepting applications online until June 4th.