I’m really excited to announce the launch of a new accelerator in Ottawa for web and mobile startups called Mercury Launch.
As I’ve often said, Ottawa has world class talent and the purpose of Mercury Launch is to rally the startup community to support entrepreneurs, build some world-class companies, and start celebrating our successes.
The program is similar to Y Combinator, TechStars, Founder Fuel, and Grow Labs with one notable exception. You have to be in Ottawa to participate. We’ve long been an exporter of talent in Ottawa. It’s time we start helping ourselves and to put Ottawa on the map for the amazing companies that we build!
We will be selecting 4-5 companies to start a 3-month program beginning in September, 2011. Each company will receive $25,000 in seed funding, a kick-ass office space (working with people like you who want to change the world), access to amazing mentors and key customers, and help launching your product on a global stage.
We will be releasing additional information over the next couple of weeks including our all-star list of advisors, mentors, funders, and first class of startups! You can follow the progress through our new twitter account here.