Frequently Asked Questions
What is Metabridge?
Metabridge is a non-profit association dedicated to connecting the best and brightest founders of Canadian tech Start-ups with mentors, global tech executives and investors who can help grow their organization and take them one step closer to a successful exit. Its about building relationships.
Each year we select just 15 companies into our mentorship program.
Who should apply?
Each year we look for the very best and brightest growth stage (late seed, early Series A) founders in tech. Companies should have proven traction (users, revenue or both), demonstrated commitment (bootstrapped, angels, VCs) and be able to demonstrate that product solves a problem or market need. Product should be generally available (no private beta).
The Top 15 cohort who make it through each year are showcased and connected with advisors and investors getting access to mentorship and capital in highly curated settings.
Each founder is also invited to Metabridge Live, making these mentors directly accessible over 48 hours, to expand their network and help grow their business. They will be immersed in exclusive networking experiences to help create and develop meaningful connections. Over the last 9 years, 11 of our Top 15 have since been acquired and $160M+ has been raised in funding by our companies.
If you are a founder who fits the criteria and can get to Kelowna, BC in June, then you should apply for this program.
What is included for a Top 15 selected company?
Year round visibility and promotional supportEach Top 15 founder will receive:
-On-boarding to the program
-Recognition as Top 15 Startup for the year
-Targeted introductions to mentors and investors
-Year round visibility and promotional support
-2 VIP passes to Metabridge Live tech retreat in June which includes:
Personalized schedule of VIP 1:1 meetings
VIP activities*, experiences and entertainment over 2 days
Opportunity to pitch to group (Please note, this is not a pitch competition, but provides the opportunity to engage mentors)
* VIP Activities in the Okanagan previously have ranged from joining in a hockey game with NHL stars, helicopter rides, hiking, golfing, mountain biking, wine tasting, brunch at a lakeside mansion, boat trips, golfing and much more.
What is the deadline to apply?
We are accepting first round applications until April 3, 2017. We will then invite a shortlist to submit a 3 minute video application, and announce the final Top 15 in May.
Are there any fees to apply?
No. Metabridge is a non-profit organization supported by our generous sponsors and partners.
If selected as a Top 15 and invited to Metabridge Live, you will be provided a ticket to our 2 day VIP program, which includes all meals and activities. We limit the group in size and do not open up tickets for sale to ensure maximum access for our companies to the mentors in attendance.
Are there any other ways to attend the Metabridge Live event?
Metabridge Live is an intimate event and a exclusive opportunity for our cohort that earn a place, which has been proven to change the trajectory of organizations due to access these companies are provided. We do therefore limit spaces and all access passes are not made generally available for sale.
Tickets will be available for some of the interactive sessions and closing events, details of which will be posted once the Top 15 are announced.