August 15, 2023

Twenty-two Innovative Startups Chosen for C100's Unparalleled Fellowship Program

Written by
Marie Cook

C100 Fellowship offers unprecedented access to exceptional global network of top-tier investors and executives, enabling founders to benefit from transformative insights, mentorship and leverage opportunities that are designed to fuel homegrown success stories

August 15, 2023, San Francisco, CA - C100, Canada's foremost non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating globally exceptional resources for the nation's most promising technology companies, is thrilled to unveil the 2023 cohort of its Fellowship program. The 2023 Fellows comprise 22 notable early-stage companies selected from hundreds of nominees. This promising group echoes the ambitions of former Fellows, whose companies—like Ada, Wealthsimple, Applyboard, Jane Software, and Sonder—have collectively raised well over $2.4B in capital and employ more than 12,000 people globally. 

Fifty percent of companies are female-founded, and the cohort includes a diverse and talented collection of visionary entrepreneurs across deep tech, SaaS, healthcare tech, and ed-tech sectors who have the potential to shape the future of the Canadian technology ecosystem. 

The C100 Fellowship experience has been a driving force in the Canadian tech landscape since its inception in 2010, providing support and mentorship to over 300 founders. In the constantly shifting landscape of technological innovation, Canada, with its political and economic stability, open immigration policies, domestic and foreign investment capital, and leadership on AI, is emerging as a thriving ground for ambitious founders building innovative technology companies. C100's Fellowship experience continues to evolve to capitalize on the expanding global and market potential of companies building in Canada.

“By curating an exceptional network of top-tier global investors and experienced leaders and operators from the world's top technology companies, our goal is to make it an advantage for the world's most ambitious founders to build their businesses in Canada,” says Ray Newal, CEO of C100. “The 2023 Fellows embody diversity, innovation, and ambition, and with the fellowship as their launchpad, we believe each of these founders can be industry leaders in their respective markets."

The cohort convenes in San Francisco in September to participate in 48Hrs, an immersive experience designed to instill Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial spirit and mindset, inspiring the Fellows to envision and pursue bold, transformative objectives for their ventures.

"Our Fellows experience equips founders with the skills and wisdom to steer their companies towards industry-leading horizons,” says Afraj Gill, C100’s Entrepreneur in Residence. “We believe the unparalleled access to resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities will catalyze the growth and impact of their companies."

Throughout the remainder of the year-long experience, Fellows engage in a unique combination of mentorship and collaborative events, equipping them with the tools, insights, and guidance necessary to navigate the challenges of scaling their ventures and impacting the Canadian tech ecosystem.


About C100:

C100 is an unparalleled global network of exceptional technology leaders and investors. We aim to magnify the potential of Canada’s flourishing startup ecosystems by strategically linking our most promising tech companies with the world’s top human and capital resources, expanding the value and impact they create, and transforming potential into global success. Established in 2009, C100 is a non-profit association with a mission to showcase exceptional leadership, harness extraordinary global talent, and fuel the pursuit of daring entrepreneurial ambitions in Canada. To learn more, visit

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