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20th February 2013

JOLT Announces Six Startups For Winter 2013 Accelerator Program

joltJOLT technology accelerator has 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 stage.

“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 disruptive ways.”

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 local retailers.
  • 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 students.
  • Flee: A travel recommendation application that combines a beautiful user experience and streamlined booking process with highly curated original content.
  • 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.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 7:40 am and is filed under Business News, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    11:40 pm on February 19th, 2013

    .@MaRSDD Technology Accelerator @JoltCo Announces Six Startups For Winter 2013 Accelerator Program http://t.co/dNd25oNx

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