ARE YOU READY FOR THE VALLEY?
June 20-21, 2017
48hrs IN THE VALLEY INTRODUCES CANADA’S MOST PROMISING STARTUPS TO SILICON VALLEY'S TOP MENTORS, INVESTORS AND INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Twice a year, C100 brings up to 20 promising Canadian companies to Silicon Valley for 48Hrs of mentorship, networking opportunities, investor meetings, and unparalleled access to C100's extensive network in Silicon Valley. “48Hrs in the Valley” has been a signature C100 program with over 220 alumni companies since 2010.
48Hrs in the Valley has two cohorts every year - one in the Summer and one in Winter. These cohorts are comprised of startups who have demonstrated successful POCs, have exceptional growth prospects and meet the 48Hrs selection criteria.
Over 220 Alumni in 6 years
Thank you to all of the founders, Charter Members, partners, investors and mentors that make 48Hrs in the Valley a success!
The program includes:
One-on-one meetings with angel investors, venture capitalists and venture firms, pre-screened to match your industry and specific business objectives
Custom workshops and presentations delivered by successful entrepreneurs, founders and executives
High-level mentorship and venture guidance from mentors with specific knowledge about your company's pain-points and external market threats and opportunities
Introductions to a deep alumni network of Canada's top founders and startups
Networking events with C100 charter members, 48Hrs alumni, and Silicon Valley-based executives
- Media coverage and promotional opportunities as a C100 48Hrs Company
Our previous speakers include:
48Hrs Selection Criteria
1. Company headquartered in Canada
2. At least $1 mil. USD annual revenue OR $1 mil. USD private funding to date OR 100,000 users
3. Growing revenue OR users >10% monthly
4. Can clearly benefit from getting better connected to Silicon Valley
*Companies that don’t meet the general criteria but are in the breakout sectors (AI / Machine Learning, AR, Robotics, or Social Impact) can also be nominated.
A few of our past investors:
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I apply to 48Hrs?
Applications become available upon acceptance of a nomination by one of the C100's Partners, Charter Members or 48Hrs Alumni. C100 will be accepting nominations from Partners, Charter Members, and 48Hrs Alumni until March 20th. Sign up for our newsletter to receive 48Hrs notifications.
WHAT KIND OF COMPANIES DO YOU LOOK FOR?
While we review all qualified applications from all Canadian startups, we are ultimately interested in inviting companies that will receive the most benefit from their time in the Valley. This means that companies who are either in high-growth sectors, are looking for to expand internationally or are seeking funding can gain the most from the breakout sessions, mentorship, meetings and networking that the program provides.
When will i know if my company is chosen?
All companies who are chosen by the selection committee will be informed immediately and it will be requested that they respond within 24 hours in preparation for the final announcement of the cohort.
What if i don't know a c100 charter member, c100 partner or 48Hrs Alumni?
We encourage you to reach out to some! They would not only be instrumental to your application process, but would also likely be a good contact to have. A directory of some of our members can be found here. Should you have exhausted all leads, C100 will also be nominating promising companies. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
how much does it cost?
The C100 will cover all program expenses - including meals during the program. Travel and accommodations are not included. Refer to our Resources page for typical cost breakdowns of visiting the Valley.
HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
The Program consists of two full days, including programming and networking receptions. The cohort is encouraged to come early or stay after the event, scheduling meetings in the Valley accordingly.
Will there be time to schedule our own meetings?
Selected companies must attend all scheduled activities throughout the program, but we encourage companies to schedule their own meetings before or after the program days.
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