Over the course of five fast-paced months, selected teams will work closely with dedicated, experienced industry experts and mentors in an embedded environment and will have access to:
Hands-on coaching from high-calibre, senior mentors experienced in digital news and journalism innovation.
The chance to meet and network with influential investors, journalists, experts and researchers.
Exclusive bi-weekly workshops designed by Canada’s leading experts in digital news.
Dedicated workspace in the heart of downtown Toronto and access to exclusive resources (with the option of participating virtually).
Up to $100,000 in seed capital and $50,000 in Facebook marketing budget.
Application open January 25, 2018.LEARN MORE
We’re looking for founders and aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative digital news and storytelling ideas that can be turned into sustainable businesses. These entrepreneurs can be individuals with just an idea, or a team already in the process of building a new product*.
*Preference will be given to individuals with journalism, digital media or tech experience.
Program details are released.
Eligible applicants can apply using the online application form that will be available on January 25, 2018.
The deadline to complete and submit your application is March 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Based on the quality of submissions, up to 10 finalists will be invited to pitch their product to a selection committee comprised of partner representatives, program advisors and program staff. The panel will select five winning applications to participate in the five-month program. Successful applicants will be notified by March 29, 2018.
Startups will begin their five-month intensive journey and join the most vibrant entrepreneurial community in North America. The program will kickoff with a one-week orientation.
At the end of program, five startups have the opportunity to participate in a demo day where they'll showcase their product or service.