Organizations Want Canadian Startups to Hang Out in the US for a While

Two organizations are seeking Canadian startups interested in spending a little time south of the border.

VentureOutCanada is one-week New York market accelerator program for Canadian technology startups wanting to tap North America’s largest city. The program takes place from March 30 to April 4. It includes introductions to venture investors and educational workshops, tours of local startups like Foursquare and Tumblr, access to local networking events, and an opportunity to pitch at a local demo event.

The program, which runs in partnership with Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, is targeting companies with between $250,000 and $10 million in total funding who are interested in expanding their business to the US within the next 18 months. The application deadline is Friday, March 14.

Meanwhile, the Trade Commissioner Service at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston is looking for candidates to join for a three-month immersion program at the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston.

Candidates are small to mid-sized Canadian companies in the Life Sciences, Health, IT, Green-IT, robotics, sensor technologies or food technologies industries. The startups should have “initial traction in the market and potential to scale significantly.” Services of the program include office space amongst entrepreneurs; introductions to mentors and advisors including Canadian expatriates; access to industry leaders and venture capitalists; networking events; and additional connections from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

Applications are welcome until March 21.