No. Any information you give us will be treated in confidence, however, we are unable to sign NDAs or guarantee that we have not already invested in, are considering to invest or otherwise working with a (potentially) competitive enterprise. Also, read this postby Boris Wertz.
I’M A SOLE FOUNDER AND NOT TECHNICAL, WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF BEING ACCEPTED?
We encourage you to find a technical co-founder.
I AM STILL NOT SURE IF I SHOULD APPLY…WHO CAN I TALK TO TO SEE IF I AM THE RIGHT FIT?
We encourage you to submit your application. This way we can learn more about you and assess together if GrowLab is a good fit. What’s the worst that can happen?
Alternatively, our Program Director, Charlyne Fothergill does monthly office hours. Check our Events calendar for more details. You can also contact us via Twitter or send an email to info [at] growlab dot ca
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?
We encourage you to apply early as we do continuous on boarding. We review applications as they come and if there is a good fit, we will make it official right away.
You can start working from our office space, meeting with our Founders and taking advantage of select opportunities, programming and access to mentors and investors before you start with your peers. Early bird gets the worm!
GrowLab Executive Team and select mentors are actively involved in the evaluation process. You can expect to have between 4-5 meetings with our team (in person, phone or Skype) before being accepted into the program.
MY STARTUP IS ALREADY ESTABLISHED, HAS A PRODUCT, EMPLOYEES, FUNDING AND EVEN REVENUE. HOW CAN GROWLAB HELP ME?
Apply to GrowLab and we can negotiate the details. With our experience and connections to both strategic partners and investors we can get you where you need to be – fast! Read more here.
HOW CAN I BENEFIT FROM GROWLAB AFTER the program ends?
Alumni continue to benefit from the GrowLab network, even after the program ends. A GrowLab graduate has full access to GrowLab’s Founders bi-weekly office hours, alumni social events and exclusive mentorship sessions. It’s like being part of a big extended family!
GrowLab has a vested interest in the success of our teams and we are always on the look out for ways to connect our portfolio companies to opportunities that will help them succeed during and after the program. Your success is our success!
Do GrowLab companies receive other sources of funding?
GrowLab is proud to be one of the few BDC-backed accelerators. Eligible teams have the chance to receive additional $150,000 convertible note from BDC.
What stage do you expect my company to be in at the end of the program?
GrowLab will analyze the stage of your company at the beginning of the program and we will work with you to set goals to be achieved by end of program. We’ll track your progress along the way and show you how far you’ve come!
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN VANCOUVER THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROGRAM?
No, but key team members need to be in Vancouver for most of the program duration with certain mandatory dates.
Does GrowLab find us a place to live?
No, but we will provide you with guidance to help you out.