JOLT info session: You can do hard things
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
Join us for an information session on one of the most exciting, new startup accelerator programs in the country: JOLT.
Press release: click here
Event Details: During the session, both the Executive Director of JOLT, Susan McGill, and Kerri Golden, General Partner of the JOLT Fund LP, will provide an overview of the JOLT experience, answer your questions and allow some time for a meet-and-greet. To find out more about the JOLT Network of 80+ investors, entrepreneurs, industry experts and designers, see the JOLT website
JOLT (www.joltco.ca) (Twitter: @joltco) is a Toronto-based startup accelerator dedicated to building high-growth Canadian web and mobile companies focused on startups in the IT, communications and entertainment industries. JOLT offers these selected companies working space in the MaRS Commons, seed financing and mentorship, as well as access to seasoned partners and some of the top angel and venture capital investors in the industry. By combining the expertise of its numerous partners in the creative arts, design and technology sectors with MaRS’ business-building experience, JOLT provides the selected companies with business validation, streamlined market entry and a greater opportunity for success.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.