SILICON VALLEY IMMERSION PROGRAM

Our Startup Immersion Program is designed to help connect Canadian startups from select industries to Silicon Valley investment, customers, strategic partnerships and experienced industry leaders.

Upcoming: Food & Ag Immersion July - December 2019


What’s included

The 4-month program includes an advanced preparation phase, a full week of curated meetings, introductions, workshops and events in Silicon Valley. We’ll also follow up with mentorship and business connections that ensure your startup maintains its ties with the most valuable technology eco-system in the world.


Trip to the Valley

A fully planned week in Silicon Valley

  • Welcome dinner with cohort, sponsors, program advisors and other Valley leaders

  • Pitch presentation session to VCs, corporate venture, mentors, advisors

  • Individual meetings with targeted contacts

  • Evening dinner and social events with founders, investors, mentors and influencers

  • Meet face-face with a Silicon Valley advisor in your focus area

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BEFORE THE TRIP

We’ll help you

  • Polish your pitch deck to make sure it’s “Valley ready”

  • Intro you on how to fundraise in the Valley

  • Perfect your presentation skills

  • Target investors that are the right fit for your startup

  • Apply for travel funding reimbursement

AFTER THE TRIP

We’ll be in touch

  • Monthly check-ins to maintain ties with the Valley

  • Follow up phone calls

  • Continued introductions to targeted contacts

  • Newsletter with valuable events and industry opportunities

Registration Opens Late April 2019


PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Become a Program Partner

Join our program and receive early access to a broad range of Canadian Food & AgriTech companies.

PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Provide input on program elements

  • Nominate companies into the cohort

  • Seat on selection committee with full access to all applicants

  • Attend the events in Silicon Valley

  • Sponsorship recognition at dinner & receptions

  • Ability to offer continued mentorship

Have questions or want to learn more about sponsorship opportunities?

Contact us for inquiries and a detailed overview of the program offerings.

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ADVISORS

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Bill Whitelaw

Director of Ag for Life Foundation

Board and Chair of Calgary-Old Smart AgriFood Corridor

President of Weather Innovations

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Chris Paterson

Xarvio Lead for North America at BASF