Startups head to Silicon Valley to officially kick off their JOLT
experience at 2013 LAUNCH Festival
TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - JOLT, a leading Canadian technology accelerator, today announced the
addition of six new companies to its portfolio.
JOLT, launched by MaRS Discovery District in July 2012, invests in
emerging web and mobile startups and provides them with the tools, seed
capital and advice they need to compete and succeed on the global
"We're extremely excited to introduce our next wave of companies, each
led by a talented CEO who has assembled a great team of passionate
entrepreneurs," said Sue McGill, Executive Director, JOLT. "These six
promising startups are innovating across a diverse range of categories
and are rethinking technology-enabled experiences in unique and
The following startups were selected to participate in JOLT's Winter
2013 program (February - June 2013):
FlyerFlo: A mobile platform and application that allows consumers to discover new
brands and receive personalized promotions from all of their favourite
HypeJar: An open, social platform powered by people who are passionate about
the most hyped consumer product releases of tomorrow.
PUSH Technologies: PUSH is an app-enabled fitness device for analyzing, managing and
tracking the progress of your weight training workout.
Singspiel: A learning platform and tablet application that turns traditionally
tedious music practice into a more fun and engaging activity for music
Flee: A travel recommendation application that combines a beautiful user
experience and streamlined booking process with highly curated original
Stylekick: Without any 3D scanners, personal body measurements, complicated
machines or gimmicks, Stylekick can help online shoppers find the
perfect fit they want.
To jumpstart their JOLT quest, the six teams are heading to San
Francisco to attend LAUNCH, one of the world's leading tech conferences
for launching a startup, raising money, networking with entrepreneurs
and connecting with some of the top journalists in the industry. JOLT
has partnered with LAUNCH to provide this opportunity to its startups.
For more information on the participating companies, visit JOLT's startup channel on the Financial Post website. Take a look at what goes on behind the
scenes of building a company from the ground up and get weekly video
snapshots of their work in progress.
MaRS Discovery District (www.marsdd.com) (Twitter: @MaRSDD) is a mission-driven innovation centre located in Toronto. MaRS works
with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation. MaRS
supports entrepreneurs building Canada's next generation of growth
JOLT (www.joltco.ca) (Twitter: @joltco) is a Toronto-based startup accelerator dedicated to building
high-growth Canadian web and mobile companies. 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
SOURCE: MaRS Discovery District
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