Connections, experience, and timing are critical to start-ups who seek funding

48 hours in the valley

This is why the C100’s 48 Hours in the Valley program offers business mentoring, pitch preparation and networking opportunities, plus every cash-starved start-up’s “holy grail” — an opportunity to pitch directly to investors.

Hundreds of companies apply for 48 Hours in the Valley, and they are extremely selective, which is why we are pleased to announce that these five MaRS clients have been chosen to participate in the program:

MaRS clients that are Valley-bound

The Royal Few

TheRoyalFew.com is the world’s first brand-led social network. It is a semi-exclusive network that comes with massive benefits brought to our members by the brands they love.

 

 

MyCityLives

MyCityLives is an online platform that allows citizen to share videos of their experiences and interactions with a city’s spaces, sounds and sights. These web stories are then plotted on an interactive city map. Together, they tell stories and paint narrative pictures for both residents and tourists.

 

ConnectedN

ConnectedIN is a community platform that provides tools that help post-secondary teachers and non-profit organizations build secure, private networks around their classes, extra-curricular activities, and informal groups.

 

WhatImWear.In

This one’s a secret. We encourage you to sign up to be part of the beta release by visiting the homepage.

 

Ethical Ocean

Ethical Ocean is an online ethical marketplace that increases the awareness and simplifies the consumption of ethical products and services in North America. Their goal is to transform the market by connecting sellers and buyers of ethical products of every description.

To learn more, visit the C100 website, or on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter @theC100 and #48hrsinthevalley.

Nathan Monk

Nathan Monk is a senior strategist for the MaRS Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Nathan is a lean-agile evangelist, mentor, digital strategist and growth hacker/marketer. Follow him @cowboytweets. See more…