HYPERDRIVE’s Third Cohort: Video and pictures from the launch announcement

Earlier today Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE announced its third group of startups to join their accelerator program. In total, 11 companies made the list: Apollonia Health, AvidTap, Commission Pitch, Market Cloud, RENOMii, Roadmunk, StrataVox, Studybucks, Tacit Innovations, Togethr and Smile Epidemic.

Each startup will now enter a 6-month intensive program. The first 3-months is a ‘sprint,’ followed by Demo Day in Waterloo that offers up an opportunity of winning a $150,000 investment. The next 3-months will see a strict focus on relationships, sales and marketing.

Tonight we travelled to Waterloo to gain deeper insight into the chosen startups. They all serve various arenas – social, corporate, health, home and education – and are incredibly passionate, dedicated, ambitious and determined to bring their ideas to market. Our in-depth write-ups are coming soon, but in the meantime you can learn a bit more about each by checking out our overview here, or click on the video below of Doug Cooper, HYPERDRIVE’s Managing Director, formally inducting them into Cohort history. Finally, each of the companies were given 1:30 to speak about their business and its direction.

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

Been quietly creating and building things for years. Completely addicted to Tim Hortons and Maple Syrup.