Startup in Residency Pilot

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This September 6th-19th, (co)space will be running a Startup in Residence Pilot Program.

The program will bring a Toronto-based tech startup to Whitehorse that has team members with a proven track record of taking their startups to the next level. While visiting Yukon, the team will be offering one-on-one mentorship and workshops for local entrepreneurs.

The Startup that will be in Residence is Clearbanc. Clearbanc was founded in 2015 and its progression as a startup has been strong. Shortly after forming, the Clearbanc team was selected for the prestigious Y Combinator Fellowship program.

Its team is a well-rounded group of entrepreneurs consisting of Canada’s top names in startup and technology, including:

  • Andrew D’Souza (has raised tens of millions for last 3 startups and is an investor/advisor in some of Canada’s fast-growing tech startups)
  • Michele Romanow (4th-time founder – last company sold to Groupon, and also Canada’s new Dragon on Dragon’s Den)
  • A number of developers and former CTO of a top Canadian startup

Kickoff and Networking Event
September 7th, 6-8pm
Come and learn about our Startup in Residence Pilot Project!
From September 6-19, Clearbanc – a Toronto-based tech startup – will be visiting Yukon to offer one-on-one mentorship and workshops on pitching to investors and taking your business to the next level.
Join us for light refreshments and to meet the team consisting of Canada’s top names in startup and technology.

Nail Your Pitch Workshop
September 8th, 12-1:15pm
In this lunchtime workshop, you will learn what makes a great Pitch and how to make the most of 60 seconds. Then, break into small groups and work one-on-one with the members of Clearbanc to build and refine your pitch. Already have a Pitch? Use the session for feedback and to make it even better!

Taking your Pitch to the Next Level
September 13th, 6-8pm
Every startup and business idea needs dollars behind it to take it from idea to a success. Do you know where your funding is coming from?
In this evening workshop, a few of Clearbanc’s founders will talk money – who has it and how to get it. They will also cover the more advanced areas of pitching and funding your business.

Scaling for success: Business Growth Workshop
September 15, 12-1:15pm
Ready to grow your business and take it to the next level, but feeling stuck?
This lunchtime session will take you through the basics of taking your startup or business to the next level – developing a growth strategy, avoiding common mistakes, and understanding who your customer is.

All of these events are FREE and located at (co)space. Some require registration so be sure to check the event details. Email with any questions.