48hrs in the Hub Call for Applications April 25-27, 2016 Cambridge, MA

Application Deadline: End of Day on Thursday, February 25, 2016 Jenn O'Donnell February 15, 2016

48hrs in the Hub application

48hrs in the Hub connects Canada’s most promising ventures with industry executives, investors and elite teams of mentors in Greater Boston ecosystem.

The Consulate General of Canada in Boston and the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England are currently accepting applications from Canadian companies for our “48hrs in the Hub” program: April 25-27, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Canada’s most promising startups will be selected to join 48hrs in the Hub, an intensive two-day business program in Boston/Cambridge.  During 48hrs in the Hub, Canadian companies in Life Sciences, ICT (including Green IT and Health IT), Robotics and Security technologies, and Emerging Food Product sectors will be introduced to the New England ecosystem.

The program includes sessions on growing your business and raising money, visits to global corporations, a mentoring session with a mentor team from the Canadian Mentoring Service, and a pitch competition, which provides an opportunity to gain visibility for your company/technology in the Boston business and investment community. 48hrs in the Hub is ideal for early-stage startups looking to expand their reach in the U.S.

Companies are evaluated and selected based on:

  • Initial traction in the market
  • Differentiated technology
  • Potential to grow

Clients pay for their own travel, accommodations and expenses.  There is no cost to participate in the program.

48hrs in the Hub client testimonials

IT/TECH  “Netra benefited immensely – from being mentored by a world-class panel of entrepreneurs and scientists to getting some face time with IP attorney which would have been very expensive otherwise. It opened several doors for us including a company with a potential for multi-million dollar business.”  – Shashi Kant, CTO, Netra Inc.

IT/TECH  “This past week, I’ve felt as if I’ve been visiting the future. Why? Because I’ve been in Cambridge, MA, at  48hrs in the Hub. This event was set up bang in the center of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  Harvard is just down the road.  Microsoft, Google, Oracle – they’re all here. It’s kind of like being in the nucleus of the Western world’s brain. In Boston.”  – Tim Vasko, Founder and CEO of eHealth Global

LIFE SCIENCES/HEALTHCARE  “The 48hrs in the Hub is a fast track to experience the Boston ecosystem. It’s 2 days’ worth investing for an entrepreneur who is thinking about launching in the US. It is simply a MUST!” – Patrick Sirois, CEO, Triode

ROBOTICS/SECURITY – “The 48hrs in the Hub event is an amazing opportunity for Canadian entrepreneurs to gain exposure to the vibrant US global market and develop relationships. There is really no faster way to pack your toolbox full of all the possibilities that you never knew existed before. From financing options, through government support, to solid advice from seasoned and successful investors, it is all in Boston. For those who, like me, have been slogging along without much peer support, attending the 48hrs in the Hub event is truly a breath of invigorating fresh air… time well spent.” – Steve Burton, Founder & CEO, Burton Software Inc.

EMERGING FOOD PRODUCTS/TECHNOLOGY  “Attending 48hrs in the Hub was a fast and furious way to meet the right people in Boston. As part of our first steps into expanding our business internationally, this visit provided some important foundations and connections for making that growth a success.”  Meghan Dear, CEO, Localize

For questions, please contact Susan Ahern at susan.ahern@international.gc.ca

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