Founder Institute Waterloo recently celebrated the launch of 10 incorporated startups from its Spring 2019 cohort of 32 aspiring companies.
The 10 companies, which survived a gruelling four-month incubation program, took part in a launch party pitch event on June 19 (the opening day of Communitech’s True North 2019 conference), at CIGI, the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Many of the newly graduated founders worked a full-time job or attended school while completing the program; many have now quit their jobs and are dedicating themselves full-time to their new ventures.
The spring cohort was the third to launch in Waterloo. The 32 companies were chosen from hundreds of applications from around the world.
The Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator with chapters across 65 countries. More than 3,500 startups worldwide have launched through its incubation program.
The volunteer program is made possible from the contributions of hundreds of local tech ecosystem mentors, venue partners, alumni, and generous sponsors.
Launch companies include:
- Suzanne Bond, Zen Caters
- Alois Monger, Ziliz
- Emad Ali, MediMate
- Raghad Alkhatib, Lomi
- Marcus Gaughan, IIN
- Ahmad Naji, Sparkle
- Nick Coutu, Engager
- Justin Mels, Skydeploy
- Jane Sun, SolverGen
- Lucas Porter-Bakker, GOJI
Communitech is a partner of Startup HERE Toronto. This article originally appeared on their site.