It’s every technology junkie’s dream to work with Silicon Valley notables, and C100 is offering 20 Canadian startups the chance to do just that.
Nominations are now open for the 14th version of “48Hrs in the Valley,” which is San Francisco-based C100’s semi-annual competition that asks cutting-edge Canadian startups to apply to try win a rigorous two day program chock full of everything a new tech company would ever want or need. Breakout sessions, investor meetings, customized mentorship, high-profile networking and more takes place, all taking place in Silicon Valley, the mecca of technology and futurism.
“This isn’t just any startup event. This is the space where Canada’s best entrepreneurs can tap into some of the many things that make Silicon Valley and the C100 community so special,” says Laura Buhler, C100’s Executive Director. “We want these companies to return to Canada with a robust network in Silicon Valley, a community of likeminded founders, and even bigger ambitions for their companies than when they started.”
C100 is a non-profit association of Canadian thought leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization is committed to accelerating innovation in Canada and was founded in 2010. Since then, C100 has welcomed over 250 Canadian startups to this Silicon Valley event.
Alumnus of 48Hrs in the Valley often stay in touch with one another, as well as the mentors and partners they met during the two day event. Networking can often mean the difference between having investors notice your company, so C100 is offering a valuable service to up and coming companies.
“48Hrs opens the door to a great network of innovative Canadians who share your interest to take amazing Canadian tech to the world,” said John Huehn, CEO of In the Chat, a 48Hrs Alumni company. “Within that community is the peer group of creators in your cohort, members of the investment community and industry leaders who share tremendous insight and may even adopt your product.”
The winter cohort takes place from December 5 to the 6. Companies that apply must be headquartered in Canada, growing over 10 per cent month-to-month and be in the post-seed pre-Series A funding stage. Nominated companies that meet that criteria will receive an application form on September 6 that must be completed and handed in before September 25. Selections will be announced on October 10.
Check out a sizzle reel for 48Hrs in the Valley below.