Accelerating startups through the power of networks.

FounderFuel is focused on the pre-seed to seed stage.

We invest 100K in your startup for 5% equity, and provide $500K in perks and services. Founders have access to EIR’s, Mentors and Investors from all across Canada and the US.

The 13 week program consists of workshops, talks, intense pitch prep and office hours (with VC’s, mentors, partners and alumni). Each week is a new sprint and the marathon concludes at our 1200+ attendee Demo Day.

We’re looking for a market-ready product and strong teams of 2-3 with at least one technical cofounder. Most importantly, we look for founders with an ambitious vision and clear goals for their time at FounderFuel.

FounderFuel is powered by Real Ventures, the most active seed stage VC firm in Canada.


Applications for the Spring 2016 Cohort are now closed. We’ll open applications for the Fall 2016 Cohort shortly.

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Non-dilutive funding with Fundica and PasswordBox

PasswordBox is a Canadian password security firm – allowing users to securely store, retrieve and share passwords on any device for free. During PasswordBox’ early stages of development, CEO Dan Robichaud was looking for grants to accelerate their growth. & Unable to find a grant that was right for their business on their own, PasswordBox […]

Spring 2016 Call for Startups

After a couple of months of planning, we are happy to announce we are opening the call for startups for the next FounderFuel cohort. We have taken some time between cohorts to review what we have been doing for the last 5 years. We believe in the classic acceleration model: an intensive, on-location, cohort based […]