Announced in March, Techstars and Real Ventures partnered to launch the AI-specific program in the city, which boasts a strong AI ecosystem, including companies like Element AI and a growing presence of labs from Facebook, Google, and Samsung. The ten selected companies will spend three months in the program, before ending with a Demo Day on December 5.Read More
Crescendo’s founding team met around a table on Next 36 selection weekend. We found that all of us had experienced some form of negative, exclusionary workplace culture and wanted to change that.
Meet our 3 co-founders.Read More
The Next 36 Outstanding Venture Award winner, Crescendo, has developed a tool that sends employees personalized diversity and inclusion training through Slack and similar workplace communication platforms in order to identify and resolve bias in the workplace. Co-founder Daniel D’Souzaexplained that Crescendo already has nine early adopters in the pipeline for paid pilots and has raised $240,000 in the last nine weeks.Read More
Last week I talked to Julie Whish, Uberflip’s Culture Specialist, about how they create an inclusive culture at Uberflip. She share amazing advice for how you can do the same:
What is actually involved in the role of a Culture Specialist.
How Uberflip ensures that the role is successful.
7 things Uberflip has done to create a diverse and inclusive culture.
Why Uberflip decided to create this role.
The first step a company should take to create a more inclusive culture.
Why Julie operates the Uberflip Instagram page and how it strengthens their employer brand.
Venture Day celebrates the end of two NEXT Canada programs including Next 36, which supports young founders of early-stage businesses; and Next Founders, which focuses on founder development for existing startups with significant traction. This year, Next 36 startup Crescendo and Next Founders startup Nomz received the Outstanding Venture prize for their respective programs.Read More
NEXT Canada ran their 2018 Demo Day, which took place on Tuesday, August 14, with the focus of this year's event is on 12 early-stage startups, drawn from across a wide range of industries.Read More
For 2018’s event, Startupfest has teamed up with some incredible partners, to roll out our inclusion initiative — a program dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs from diverse communities to equal opportunities.Read More