ACCELERATING WORLD-CLASS DIGITAL MEDIA COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS IN CANADA

ACCELERATING WORLD-CLASS DIGITAL MEDIA COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS IN CANADA

IDEABOOST is a Toronto-based business accelerator and startup community for companies that are building the next generation of technology-based media and entertainment products, services, and brands. 

IDEABOOST supports innovative companies whose success will produce jobs and contribute to Canada’s place in the global media industry for generations to come. IDEABOOST has supported 20 startups, and another 30 companies in its affiliate programs since 2012 when it was launched by the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab.

IDEABOOST Accelerator is a four-month bootcamp based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our curriculum is customized for six media-focused startups per cohort, and powered by a team of experienced staff, mentors, executives, and investors. The IDEABOOST program is highly customized to meet the specific needs of participating companies.

IDEABOOST also operates a community affiliates program called Network Connect, which provides young companies in the media/tech industry with access to mentors and experts, peer collaboration and networking, specialized resources and perks and investor review and eligibility to apply for the Accelerator. Acceptance into Network Connect is required for all IDEABOOST Accelerator applicants. 

IDEABOOST provides up to $35,000 in seed funding to each company in the accelerator, as well as a host of benefits from partners and the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), which IDEABOOST joined in 2015. IDEABOOST will invest in 12 companies during two cohorts. IDEABOOST funding is provided by a consortium of public and private partners. Funding is provided in the form of convertible notes, with generous terms governing the conversion into equity over a four-year period.

IDEABOOST activities take place primarily in Toronto at the CFC Windfields Estate campus, and at partner facilities such as WorkHaus and The Working Group. Companies accepted into IDEABOOST and Network Connect are eligible to use offices and facilities at partner sites in Toronto and around the world. IDEABOOST companies are featured at key North American media and tech events throughout the year. 

IDEABOOST companies stay connected as IDEABOOST Alumni, enjoying ongoing connections, publicity, and investor introductions. Alumni return as mentors to advise companies in successive IDEABOOST cohorts. At the conclusion of the accelerator, IDEABOOST may facilitate additional funding from investors working with the program for selected IDEABOOST companies, or may facilitate strategic opportunities with leading companies like Corus Entertainment, an IDEABOOST founding partner. IDEABOOST supports sales and market development for a select group of its companies.

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