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- “GrowLab Ventures Inc.”, or
- “Grow Lab”
GrowLab is one of the top startup accelerators in North America.
GrowLab is a Vancouver-based startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming.
GrowLab is a Vancouver-based startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming. GrowLab brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs from around the world and connect them with our global network of top tier investors, mentors, and partners.
GrowLab is a Vancouver-based startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build great companies through seed funding, mentorship, collaborative workspace and 3 months of intensive programming. GrowLab brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs from the world and connect them with our global network of top tier investors, mentors and partners.
Founded by five world class super angels and VCs: Boris Wertz (Version One Ventures), Lenonard Brody (Clarity Digital), Debbie Landa (Dealmaker Media), Jason Bailey (East Side Games), GrowLab provides entrepreneurs a unique wealth of wisdom, knowledge, and connections. Over the past year, GrowLab has invested in 14 companies and steered them in the right direction to success.
Currently, the program runs twice a year, Spring and Fall and accepts five companies per session. Chosen companies receive up to $25,000 in seed funding as well as the chance at $150,000 in follow-on funding from GrowLab/ BDC.
The program concludes with a visit to the Silicon Valley to build and deepen relationships with investors, potential partners, customers and fellow entrepreneurs.
GrowLab and its founders are committed to becoming “hunters of talent” and actively search for cohort members by attending and hosting events in tech hubs around the world. All four founders and Edwards travel extensively looking for talent and young companies who need a launch pad, and the group believe their presence in Vancouver and San Francisco make them a uniquely powerful place for that to happen.
Interested entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply online.
Mike Edwards - Executive Director
A life long entrepreneur, Mike has started and invested in technology companies for over 20 years. He spends most of his time meeting with, supporting, and investing in entrepreneurs with big ideas. As the Executive Director at GrowLab he takes an active role in the success of the program’s portfolio companies as well as that of the rest of Vancouver’s startup community. Read More.
Boris Wertz - Founder and Principal
Boris Wertz is an Internet entrepreneur, investor and the founder of Version One Ventures, a Vancouver-based angel fund that has made over 20 investments in early-stage Consumer Internet companies. He is also a venture partner with Munich-based Acton Capital, a large late-stage Consumer internet fund. Read More.
Leonard Brody - Founder and Principal
Leonard is a highly respected entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author, and a 2-time Emmy nominated media visionary. Leonard has helped in raising millions of dollars for start-up companies, been through one of the largest Internet IPOs in history, and has been involved in building, financing and/or sale of five companies. Read More.
Debbie Landa - Founder and Principal
Debbie Landa has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years. In 2000, she built Dealmaker Media, a network of innovators from early-stage start-ups to some of the most influential leaders in the world. Debbie is considered a curator of innovation and has become one of the most influential connectors in Silicon Valley. Over 500 leading start-ups from LinkedIn, Admob, Rightscale to Box.net have presented at her conferences. Read More.
Jason Bailey - Founder and Principal
Jason has built a handful of successful Internet businesses over the past 15 years. As the founder of KITN Media, he bootstrapped Super Rewards from zero revenue to a 100mm run rate in just over 12 months. In July 2009, he successfully sold the company to Adknowledge, one of the largest online advertising marketplaces. Read More.
Charlyne Landgraff, Program Manager
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