The C100’s 48Hrs in the Valley is a two-day program that offers strategic networking and business development opportunities to Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
The 19th edition of 48Hrs in the Valley was scheduled for May 2020 but due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the C100 is postponing the event until later this year.
C100 members and alumni of the 48Hrs program are asked to nominate promising Canadian startups and 26 have been selected to participate from 130 applications.
The participating early-stage startups include B2B and B2C companies in industries ranging from enterprise software, SaaS, fintech, healthcare technology, e-commerce and cleantech.
Beatdapp Software provides a real-time audited play count for song usage across streaming platforms. The Vancouver startup recently completed a $3.2 million financing round led by Panache Ventures and has Canada’s former prime minister Stephen Harper on its board.
Casca recently debuted its Avro sneaker which features a custom 3D-printed insole designed to create a more precise fit and comfort. The Vancouver footwear startup has raised a $4 million venture funding round led by Khosla Ventures that included Shopify founder Tobi Lütke.
Coastline is an online, B2B marketplace that operates in the seafood industry in North America and Asia. Their technology solution is a mixture of a redesigned supply-chain, combined with technology integrations with 3rd party logistics providers. Their platform leads to higher quality and better priced seafood being sold and a radically faster and more transparent distribution network.
Jane is a practice management software based used by practitioners in a variety of health care disciplines including physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and counsellors. The North Vancouver startup recently closed a $2 million growth capital financing round with CIBC Innovation Banking.
Shift is a productivity platform that enables a beautiful and streamlined workflow with over 30,000 paying customers. The Victoria startup closed a $1 million seed round led by Panache Ventures late last year.
Spocket allows Shopify retailers to dropship EU and US products, and post items on their stores with one click. Retailers can browse and order product samples from the Spocket dashboard, offer branded invoicing, and get discounts on products. The Vancouver company closed a $1.5 million round in 2018.
“Now entering our 10th year as an organization dedicated to helping Canada’s most ambitious entrepreneurs, C100 is thrilled to welcome the founders of these 26 companies to Silicon Valley this October,” said Laura Buhler, Executive Director of the C100.
“We are keenly aware of the challenges many of these founders will face over the next three to six months and know that through our larger community we can make meaningful connections to peers, mentors, and partners to help navigate these uncertain times.”