Canada’s most promising startups descend upon San Francisco

December 2, 2013

The C100 welcomes 16 Canadian companies to 48hrs in the Valley this December

Canada’s most promising startups descend upon San Francisco for two days of accelerated networking and business growth

San Francisco, CA - The C100 <www.thec100.org>, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging Canadian tech entrepreneurs with business opportunities in Silicon Valley, is once again hosting Canada’s top technology startups at 48hrs in the Valley in San Francisco from December 2-4, 2013. Its flagship mentorship program offers a select group of entrepreneurs the resources needed to build the next Canadian-led billion dollar company.

The Canadian startups, covering the gamut of B2B and B2C including photo sharing, wearable tech, mobile marketing, and security solutions, will participate in two days of mentorship, workshops, meetings, and strategic partner visits and networking. December’s cohort will join a long list of Canadians who have leveraged their time with 48hrs in the Valley to accelerate growth and business development.

“Canada is producing category-leading tech companies, especially in the SaaS, ecommerce and gaming plays, but Valley connections and expertise are invaluable for young startups outside of their local ecosystems,” said Atlee Clark, Executive Director of the C100. “48hrs in the Valley encourages these entrepreneurs to keep up their hard work outside of the bubble, while still arming them with the advantages they need to build great companies.”

December's event will include sessions with:

  • Thuam Pham, CTO at Uber

  • Rob Burgess, former CEO at Adobe Macromedia Software

  • Katherine Barr, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures

  • VC firms: Foundation Capital, Emergence Capital, Felicis, Softtech VC, and Founders Fund, among others

48hrs in the Valley is a biannual event, and the upcoming cohort will be the Xth to participate. The success of the program led to the C100's newest initiative, 48hrs in London, which held it’s inaugural event this past September. The C100 also hosts the Accelerate Series across Canada, with annual events in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Calgary.

About The C100

The C100 is a San Francisco-based non-profit focused on connecting Canadian companies with the Silicon Valley in order to accelerate growth. The 100 charter members are some of the most connected Canadians in the Bay Area and include executives, entrepreneurs, and VCs from the Valley’s leading companies and firms.  Together, this group is mentoring the next generation of Canadian tech companies. The C100 was founded in 2010. Funding partners and more information can be found at www.thec100.org.


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