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News  19, Mar 2013

GrowLab’s search for the best and brightest ends in 4 days

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GrowLabIf you missed GrowLab’s announcement on their Summer 2013 cohort application last month, fear not. But no more dilly-dallying! The hunt will end in just four days on the 24th of March.

GrowLab, a startup accelerator in Vancouver, Canada, was founded in 2011, and runs two such programs every year. The upcoming cohort will be their fourth batch of entrepreneurs, who stand to walk away with C$25,000 (US$24,400) in seed funding, C$150,000 (US$146,600) in follow-on funding, one-on-one mentorship from their group of founders and its executive director, guidance and connections to an extensive network, and of course, an office space where it is all happening: Vancouver’s own startup hub.

But what does this mean for Asian startups? GrowLab said in an e-mail interview that they are keen on accepting Asian startups. “We are currently accepting applications for the next cohort and would love to see talented entrepreneurs from Asian countries to participate in our program. Extended network and market knowledge will help Asian startups with product distribution. [...] While there are some differences in regards to market strategy or trends between North American and Asian markets, it is getting less and less noticeable especially in the SaaS and Entreprise markets.”

They added that GrowLab’s program does not use a “one size fits all” mode, but will align itself to the needs of the current cohort, and pick their mentors accordingly.

If you’re interested, sign up here.

Image Credit: GrowLab

Elaine Huang

Elaine Huang

Elaine is a fervent believer that if there ever is a zombie apocalypse, we will all be snapping away at them with our phones and posting them onto Instagram. A Mass Communication graduate of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, she enjoys writing about technology and entrepreneurs. When not hashtagging her way through all sorts of trouble, Elaine is probably contemplating how to write in the third person.

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