Extreme Startups and GrowLab Merge, Launch HIGHLINE

[Press Release] – Toronto’s Extreme Startups and Vancouver-based startup accelerator GrowLab Ventures have announced a merger and the launch of HIGHLINE, the first pan-Canadian accelerator platform, at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) this morning.

For more information, and to read the full press release, please visit us at HIGHLINE.vc.

Idea Couture Insights on Leading Global Accelerators

[Idea Couture] – Idea Couture MISC Magazine interviewed Techstars, Seedcamp and Extreme Startups on what makes our programs amongst the most successful accelerators in the world.

Read the full article on MISC.

Join Extreme Startups for the BDC Pitch Event at Startup Fest

[Betakit] - Extreme Startups, FounderFuel and GrowLab To Put On Joint Pitch Event At Startup Fest Three of Canada’s longest-serving accelerator programs are putting on a joint pitching event for BDC-backed startups at this week’s International Startup Festival.

Read the full article on Betakit

Cohort 5 Grads Open Toronto Stock Exchange

[Techvibes] – Extreme Startups Graduates Fifth Cohort, Celebrates Capital Injection.

Extreme Startups opened the TSX this morning to celebrate the graduation of their fifth cohort. The graduating class of five consists of Hurrier, Fora, Dubb, Innohub, and Preo.

Read full article on Techvibes.

Marcus Daniels Dx3 2014 BetaKit Interview

Great BetaKit Dx3 Canada 2014 Video Interview of Extreme Startups Managing Director Marcus Daniels.

Betakit Accelerator Series: Extreme Startups

[Betakit] – We are on a mission here at Extreme Startups. Check out Betakit’s Accelerator Series on our recent evolution and big plans for 2014.

Read the full article on Betakit.



Cohort 1 Grad ShopLocket Acquired

[TechVibes] Exciting news as Extreme Startups grad ShopLocket has been acquired by PCH International.

Apple Buys Extreme-backed Locationary

[Canadian Business]

Apple is facing stern competition from market incumbent Google in the online mapping tools market but from now on it is getting help from a Canadian big-data startup, Locationary.

On Friday it was reported by AllThingsD that the Toronto bcompany had been snapped up by Apple for an undisclosed amount. Locationary has created cloud-based data product Saturn, which manages and updates the online information local businesses want customers to have, including, for example, their locations, operating hours, and products offered.

Full Article here at Canadian Business

Financial Post 2013 Demo Day Summary

The Financial Post gave a great summary of our last demo day with profiles of cohort 3.

ShopLocket Partners With WordPress.com


Toronto-based startup ShopLocket wants to enable its users to sell anything, anywhere with an ultra-easy e-commerce platform that pretty much anyone can figure out. So why not let people sell things on their blogs? That’s what ShopLocket hopes to do now, by integrating with WordPress and launching a plugin to enable in-blog e-commerce.
WordPress, of course, powers a cubic buttload of web sites around the world, including the one that you’re reading now.* And no doubt, a number of ShopLocket sellers have blogs of their own, to talk about their products. So it seems like a no-brainer that the two would work together.

Full article here at TechCrunch.