Google Canada has announced the twelve startups that will be taking part in the 2021 Google for Startups Accelerator Canada and two Vancouver startups made the cut.
Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is a three-month accelerator program for Seed to Series A Canadian technology startups.
The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to startups that leverage machine learning and AI in their company today or plan to in the future. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition and leadership development for startup founders and leaders.
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Vancouver’s AVA Technologies and Visualping have been selected to be part of this year’s cohort and will join ten others from across Canada to learn how to grow and scale their businesses.
AVA creates indoor gardening technology to help people experience the magic of growing. They created AVA Byte, the world’s smartest indoor garden designed for people looking to get growing. AVA’s vision is to have AVA-grown plants in every home, aiming to shift society’s preference away from cheap, mass agriculture to more homegrown, nutritious and sustainable options.
Alumni of UBC’s Entrepreneurship accelerator, AVA was a finalist in last year’s SXSW Pitch competition and in 2019 was named a Top Pick at TechCrunch’s Disrupt.
Visualping is a robotic process automation start-up that alerts users when something important changes on a webpage of their choice, such as laws and regulations, competitive intelligence and more.
Founded by Serge Salager, Visualping has recently been in the news for helping people secure vaccine appointments faster and closed a $2 million funding round led by Mistral Venture Partners late last year.
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