When your tech startup takes hold with early market traction, it may be time for IO Accelerator. Founders and their teams get expert guidance on finding product-market fit, securing funding, advice on building out major business disciplines, and access to specialized peer groups and timely market intel.
It’s a high-touch, milestone-driven program. Accelerator Advisors guide you through the aspects of your business where you may need support with product development, finance, sales, marketing, HR, you name it — all while helping you establish a foothold in a single market and move on to conquering many.
When your business sees early-stage success, this comprehensive program will help you go next-level — to achieve product-market fit and be positioned for scalable growth. The IO Accelerator is a fit for you if:
In 2019, Rewind was the first company to graduate from the IO Accelerator.
Rewind has raised $80M+ in funding throughout the company’s journey, including investment from top tier VCs like Insight Venture Partners, Inovia, and Bessemer Venture Partners.
The company has received accolades by landing on lists like The Globe & Mail’s Top Growing Companies and Deloitte’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies.
Read more about Rewind’s graduation here.
Growcer graduated from the IO Accelerator in 2021 thanks to its record 137% year over year growth.
That same year, Growcer took home first place investment prize ($150k) at the SheBoot competition for female founders.
The company has since grown its footprint to 70+ vertical farms across the country and has expanded its team to 30+ full-time employees.
Read more about Growcer’s graduation here.
Noibu graduated from the IO Accelerator in 2021.
During the Accelerator, the team completely pivoted; originally a VR solution for brick and mortar customers, Noibu discovered a more pressing pain point – error monitoring for ecommerce merchants.
The pivot paid off. Noibu has gone on to raise significant investment and clinched the #28 spot on Canada’s Top Growing Companies list with three-year revenue growth of 1,614%.
Noibu has also grown from a team of less than 10 to more than 90 full-time employees. The company is consistently named one of the top places to work in Ottawa.
Read more about Noibu’s graduation here.
Over the years we’ve seen that the number one reason startups fail is a lack of product-market fit. It’s not easy to get right with many factors and external influences at play. Our experts guide you through this process to help create a scalable value proposition that resonates in multiple markets.
Applying for funding can be time consuming, frustrating and complex. When the time is right, we will connect you with angel investors and venture capitalists, and help navigate the complexities of funding programs, to help scale your business.
Firm up your growth strategies with intel on untapped markets, sales leads, and customer insights curated for you by the IO Market Insights team.
Studio7 is home to some of our client companies. Venture Path companies are given exclusive access to rent desk space at Bayview Yards. Not only are you acquiring ample desk space; you’ll work out of the city’s most inspiring hub!
Reduce your startup expenses with healthy and helpful discounts on business essential software as a service (SaaS) tools that help accelerate growth. These exclusive perks range from legal, finance, accounting, equity management, insurance, sales, marketing, project management, and web design.
Megan Maltby is happy to help.
Manager, Accelerator Programs & Investor Relations | Email Megan