Fall deadlines loom for Canadian tech startups

It’s a busy Fall season for tech startups, with lots of options available out there to grow your business and gain resources – but with opportunity, comes deadlines.

Here’s a few startup programs that are currently calling for applications, what they offer, and what deadline you’ll need to meet to be considered:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global Start-Up Challenge – The sixth iteration of this cloud-based developer challenge is offering $100,000 in combined cash and credit for winners in multiple categories. If you are over 18 and you business hasn’t exceeded $10 million in outside funding or annual revenues, you can apply to four categories. There’s big data & high performance computing, gaming, consumer applications, and business applications. Each grand prize winner walks away with $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in AWS credits, plus gets the accompanying attention of being featured in press releases. Deadline is Nov.9.

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Canadian Technology Accelerator in New York City (CTA @ NYC) – This federal government program selects several tech-based startups in Canada that are interested in broadening their global horizons and sends them to New York for three months. There, entrepreneurs will get a membership at General Assembly, a startup campus that offers collaboration opportunities and training programs; meet potential investors and mentors; the support of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service. Deadline is the week of Oct. 15.

Read more: A Canadian entrepreneur in New York: tapping global markets with government help

Incubes Intake 03 – This Toronto-based business incubator focuses solely on Internet-based companies. It doesn’t offer seed funding, but does offer a three month curriculum of entrepreneurial training featuring the wisdom of business mentors, an office space in the downtown core, and a climactic, attention-grabbing demo day at the programs’ conclusion. The program is slated to begin Dec. 3, and the deadline for applications is Nov. 15.

Scenes from the recent Incubes Demo Day (courtesy of Incubes).

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