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.
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