Ask any successful leader a few keys of their success and you will undoubtedly hear the word “mentorship”. C100’s signature mentorship program was born over 11 years ago with 48Hrs, an annual event inviting some of the most talented Canadian founders of early-stage startups down to Silicon Valley for 2 days of intensive mentorship and networking.
Now an eight month long fellowship program, C100 Fellows kick off their experience at 48Hrs in May and take part in a wide range of mentorship and networking events over the course of the year, from connecting with founders a few steps ahead of them to participating in founder forums.
HEAR FROM SOME OF C100'S 2021 FELLOWS
Watching the recording of the Fellows Information session held on Dec. 8th. Still have questions? Email our team at email@example.com.
HOW CAN A FOUNDER BE NOMINATED TO BE A C100 FELLOW?
Prospective founders must be nominated by an active C100 Member, Partner, or 48Hrs/Fellowship Alumnus, who will receive private access to nominate founders on December 1, 2021. A private link is sent to their inbox on December 1st, 2021. Nominators have an unlimited number of submissions. Nominations close on January 4th, 2022.
(Not a Member? Not a problem! Submit your application here)
Nominated founders will receive an email notification that they have been nominated along with a unique application link. This link is connected to their account only and cannot be shared with others. Founder applications close on January 7th, 2022.
WHAT TYPES OF FOUNDERS ARE AN “IDEAL” FIT FOR THE C100 FELLOWSHIP?
There are no hard rules or strict guidelines about “who” should be a part of this program. That said, there are a few helpful guidelines when contemplating nominating the founders in your network.
1. Canadian-connection: founders are either a Canadian building their company anywhere in the world, or a non-Canadian (or "soon to be!") founder building a startup in Canada.
2. Leading a high-growth, early-stage startup: if venture-backed, the startup should ideally be between seed and Series A, however, this program has accepted candidates outside that range. A critically important factor is that the founder’s company is gaining traction quickly, such that mentorship in this program will help scale their business.
3. Founder Fit: this founder is community-minded, and is building technology to make a significant impact on the world. They’re building the next Shopify, solving climate change, curing diabetes, or rebalancing financial access for the next 3 billion, and want to do it together with the C100 community.
December 1st - Nominations Open
December 8th - Fellows Information Session
January 4th - Nominations Close
January 7th - Founder Applications Close
May 13-14th - 48Hrs Event in the San Francisco Bay Area
If you have any questions, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Glowing Hearts,