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A few months ago, a mentor expressed concern over the health of the teams going through the program. Although it's no secret that accelerators push founders to put their all into accomplishing a lot in a short amount of time - that's the point -...

The idea behind Crew is simple: submit your dream mobile app or website, receive an automatic budget recommendation and get matched with handpicked professionals that bring that dream to life. No banks, no lawyers - just your idea and the Crew platform.  Their most recent success...

‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.’ I’m sure you’ve heard that one before. And I’m sure at one point or another you’ve grimaced when hearing it. I know I have. Full disclosure: I’ve never been that super successful networker whose Rolodex (get with the...

Sharethebus is on a roll. After graduating from FounderFuel's Spring 2015 cohort, they've seen huge success and are just getting started.  Just a few months after graduation, the team - along with 11 other startups - were chosen to compete for the Best Pitch Prize at the...

We've kicked off the first week of Fall 2015!  The startups are promising, Notman house is sweaty, and we enjoyed getting to know the teams at our kickoff drinks at Benelux last night. Noah and Matt - the gentlemen with all of the answers here at...

We are excited to announce our involvement in InnoCité, Canada's first smart city accelerator!  InnoCité has been working out of our offices in Notman House this summer, preparing for its first ever cohort. Their program kicked off this week, with the mission of bringing together the top...

There's a dark side to entrepreneurship that's often overlooked: a lack of emphasis placed on health. We want to address this issue head on, so we'll be working with a nutritionist during the Fall 2015 cohort (8 days away!) to ensure that our teams are taking...

As we rev up for our new cohort, we're focusing on rebooting our highly valued mentor network. Last night we hosted our first ever Mentor 101, where we discussed the details of the program and how to be an invaluable resource to the teams. Next up,...

Making FounderFuel better is an iterative process. When I started thinking about running an accelerator last summer, I came up with top priorities both in the short and mid-term. This was done by talking to a lot of people inside and outside of FounderFuel. Of course...

One of our favourite series throughout the program is Founder Talks.  Every Wednesday afternoon we invite one experienced entrepreneur to chips and beer with the teams. Founder Talks have evolved into an informal chat about a topic of the founder's choosing, or the story of how...