Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wojciech Gryc from Canopy Labs at JOLT today

We are pleased to welcome Wojciech Gryc, CEO of Canopy Labs to JOLT for a lunch and learn session. Wojciech is hot off of his time at Y Combinator, raising over $1.5M from investors such as Peter Thiel and BDC. Wojciech Gryc has…

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Who you hire can make or break a startup

Hiring is always a tough decision. As a fashion technology startup, Stylekick’s success is greatly determined by the team’s ability to learn, innovate and implement in a very short amount of time. In an environment such as JOLT, one day…

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No challenge seemed too tough

Of all the challenges the team at PUSH faced along the way and the difficult decisions to be made, none stand out as being the toughest. As long as you deliberate, discuss, and reach a consensus within the team on…

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The importance of being mentored

You really only get a sense of why an accelerator is called an “accelerator”  when you’ve lived through it. We can attest first-hand that it is indeed extremely fast-paced. Our team’s proudest accomplishment thus far is not a specific event…

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Crossing the river was easier with help

The second cohort of JOLT has just passed the halfway point, and it has been nothing short of a whirlwind. The contemporary world of entrepreneurship is intensely saturated, so the level of competition has ratcheted up that much further. The…

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Learning to use ears and mouth in proportion

Singspiel has grown rapidly in the past couple months, from two co-founders working out of Starbucks and public libraries, to a team of five with an office at the foremost innovation hub in Toronto. We’ve had a lot of help getting…

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Softlayer team at JOLT today!

We are excited to welcome Softlayer to JOLT this afternoon, all the way from Texas! They will be performing 1-on-1 office hours with each JOLT company. Visiting members of the Softlayer team are:     Rita Radi, Community Development Manager     Kelley Hilborn,…

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FlyerFlo learns to serve two masters

This is the final instalment in a series that follows the winter 2013 cohort of JOLT, an early-stage accelerator program at MaRS Discovery District dedicated to building high-growth web and mobile startups that promise to transform the way consumers and…

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Getting a few pointers from the real-life Iron Man

In the summer of 1995, a 24-year-old PhD candidate eagerly stepped through the doors of Stanford University. With two undergraduate degrees under his belt (an eclectic mix of business and physics), he decided the next phase of his life should…

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