Applications for Founder Institute Toronto Due Sunday

Founder Institute Toronto is accepting applications until January 10.

The accelerator is part of Founder Institute’s reach in more than 90 cities worldwide. It targets very early-stage entrepreneurs who are often first-timers.

The 16-week accelerator features classes with assignments as well as weekly pitches and mentorship.

Founder Institute is also looking to launch in Waterloo.

“I am particularly encouraged by the potential for this pre-accelerator program in Waterloo where the technical talent pool is the strongest in all of North America on a pound-for-pound basis. In fact, I see real synergies between Founder Institute Toronto and Waterloo as this tech corridor really begins to take flight,” says Sunil Sharma, co-director of Founder Institute and a Partner with Extreme Venture Partners.

“This type of intensive training is essential and seldom available in an overly nurturing Canadian environment,” added Sharma.  “What we are able to do is not only get the best entrepreneurs ready for what often comes next – acceptance into investment accelerators or angel rounds, but we also keep people away from years of wasted time and opportunity cost pursing their mediocre ideas.”