48 Hours in the Silicon Valley with the C100

If you’re a Canadian startup interested in learning more about Silicon Valley, you’ve got to check out the C100’s upcoming 48hrs In the Valley event.

On May 18-20th, the C100 will host 20 promising Canadian technology companies for a fun and intense 48 hours in Silicon Valley. This C100 Spring Mentoring event is designed to help Canadian entrepreneurs connect with the advice, resources and networks they need to grow their businesses.

Companies will participate in exclusive mentoring sessions with C100 Charter Members, visit executives at top technology companies including Cisco, EA and Microsoft, and immerse themselves in the culture and energy of Silicon Valley. High-potential Canadian entrepreneurs running software, digital media and clean technology companies are invited to apply online.

Here’s the action-packed 48 hour agenda:

Wednesday May 18

  • Arrive SFO
  • C100 happy hour in Palo Alto

Thursday May 19

  • Orientation breakfast
  • Mentoring sessions with C100 Charter Members
  • Lunch in Palo Alto
  • Bizdev visits to Cisco, EA, Microsoft
  • Dinner in San Francisco

Friday May 20

  • 3 minute pitches at Plug and Play EXPO (optional)

To qualify, companies must:

  • Be substantially Canadian in leadership, employees or location
  • Have a product/service with users/customers
  • Be in a position to expand its business in the U.S. and internationally
  • Be willing to cover its own expenses (flights, hotel, some meals)
  • Be endorsed by a C100 Charter Member or a C100 Seed Partner
  • Apply online

Participating companies will need to complete a Mentoring Deck, which will be presented at the C100 Mentoring session (template will be provided). During the business development sessions, companies must come prepared to give a three minute pitch presentation, which could also be used for the optional EXPO session.

Applications must be completed by April 29th. Selected companies will be notified May 6th and each company may send two executives to participate.