SAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2016
After weeks of evaluating nearly 200 early-stage startup nominations from its Partners and Ambassadors, C100 has carefully selected 22 companies for the next 48Hrs in the Valley cohort in December in San Francisco.
This is C100’s most diverse cohort yet, representing industries from AI and healthcare, to EdTech and FinTech. These companies enable virtual e-visits by healthcare providers, allow brands to distribute samples to digitally-targeted consumers, and empower students to communicate with tutors 24/7. They help companies eliminate hiring mistakes, automate bookkeeping, manage employee payroll, secure valuable assets, and more. Collectively, these startups have already raised over USD $55 million (USD) in private funding to date and many are actively raising again, hoping that C100’s network will help increase participation in their upcoming round.
“This cohort is yet another indication of the increasing quality of the Canadian startup ecosystem,” said Terry Doyle, C100 Co-Chair. “As such, we believe that it will be able to take advantage of the substantial value of the C100 network.”
After a lengthy deliberation, the Selection Committee, comprised of investors, 48Hrs Alumni and C100 staff, welcomes the following 22 startups to join us for the next 48Hrs in the Valley:
48Hrs in the Valley is C100’s signature program for mentoring, connecting and inspiring Canada’s most promising startup entrepreneurs. The program will take place on December 5th - 7th in San Francisco and will continue to reflect this year’s theme, “Capital Matters: Human. Financial. Social.” Guest speakers will focus on the three main principles that founders are encouraged to understand in relation to raising, growing and leveraging different forms of capital in order to succeed on the global stage. Many of C100’s Charter Members actively participate in the program, providing thought leadership, mentorship and for a select few, direct investment.
C100 would like to thank their volunteer Charter Members and Ambassadors who kindly nominated companies alongside C100 Partners. A special “thank you” goes to Premier Partners: RBC, BDC, D+H, KPMG, Manulife and CIBC.
C100 is a volunteer, non profit association of highly successful Canadians based in the Bay Area. These investors, senior corporate leaders and successful entrepreneurs form a dynamic group of patriots dedicated to giving back to the community and fostering the next generation of successful Canadian entrepreneurs and innovative companies. They do so through programs, such as CEO Summit and 48Hrs in the Valley, and consultation with corporate leaders and federal ministers to provide key insights so Canadians can build world class companies where we need them: in Canada. We bring “The Best of Silicon Valley to Accelerate Canada’s Innovation Economy”.
Marketing Manager, C100