Summer 2012 JOLT program kicks off!

Anddd we’re off!

If you’re in and around the MaRS Commons today, you’ll notice many new faces. These individuals comprise the first cohort of our JOLT accelerator program at MaRS.

JOLT will help build six innovative technology companies and help them secure the capital and talent necessary to scale efficiently. The teams will be calling the Commons their home for the next 16 weeks as they advance their companies, practice pitching and meet with a large network of top advisors and creative thinkers.

They will also receive seed financing and mentorship, as well as access to seasoned partners and some of the top angel and venture capital investors in the industry. At the end, each team will have the opportunity to pitch investors for follow-on funding.

We hope you’ll follow the journeys of these new startups as we document their stories through the JOLT blog, videos, photos, and tweets.

Stay tuned for a full introduction of our first JOLT cohort!