Applications to Fall 2016 Evolution Cohort Now Open

It's that time of year again.

Yes, it's time to follow in the footsteps of your grandfathers and grandmothers and become entrepreneurs. Where they were fishermen, ironsmiths, and shop owners, you can develop the next great social media app, found a network management firm, or build a technological marvel. Yes, it's time to follow your dreams and get your business idea on the go and off the ground with the Genesis Evolution program.

Are you working on an idea for a product, company or service? The Evolution program is an eight-week accelerator program to help entrepreneurs validate their business ideas with international best practices delivered locally. The program is perfectly suited for passionate, early-stage entrepreneurs, as a first step toward growth, receiving investment, and entering the local, national, or international marketplace. 

The program culminates with “Pitch and Pick”, a pitching event that brings together entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors, to truly get participants connected in the entrepreneurial community. This event creates valuable connections with the Genesis Evolution alumni and mentors for participants on their journey to business success.

This will be the eighth cohort of the Evolution program as presented by the Genesis Centre, and with each cohort that number of companies and interest has grown. The most recent cohort in the summer of this year saw 16 companies participate in the program, in both technology-based and other “main street” industries.

The Pitch & Pick event for the Summer 2016 cohort will take place on September 8 at the Loose Tie on George St. It promises to be our largest and most exciting event yet. The Summer 2016 cohort saw the 16 companies complete nearly 1200 customer development interviews over the 8 weeks, which is incredibly impressive.

The deadline for applications is September 8, 2016, so you've got no time to waste. Interested parties can apply by following the link below.


The program fee for Evolution is $100 per team member, which goes directly toward covering program logistics.