Life Sciences Startups Have Until March 5 to Apply for Silicon Valley Program

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The Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco is accepting applications from Canadian life sciences companies for the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program. Applications for the spring cohort (April 1 –September 30) will be accepted until March 5th.

The CTA will be held at QB3, otherwise known as the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences.

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The San Francisco CTA program for life sciences provides Canadian companies “an opportunity to grow in a commercialization hub.” The Bay Area is an integral part of the global value chain and a world-renowned centre for life sciences, home to some of the largest and most active life sciences-oriented venture capital firms.

The Bay Area accounts for one third of all venture capital investment in the United States.

The program “seeks to facilitate the continued success of Canadian life sciences companies by embracing growth opportunities and providing access to the unique resources of this region and embracing.” The CTA program will offer office space within the QB3, where companies will be immersed in an ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurship, mentorship, and collaboration.

During the six month cohort, participants meet experienced mentors and advisors, service providers, successful expatriates within the industry, and attend events within the local life sciences community.

Those interested companies can apply here.

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk previously has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.