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December 9, 2009 / Boris Mann

Interim Update

Why yes, we have been quiet over here for a while!

2009 was our beta year, and we can’t be happier with the 5 portfolio companies that we worked with throughout the course of the year. We’re going to be making some announcements later in the day about our first official Demo Days, happening first here in Vancouver in January and then down in Silicon Valley in early February.

What’s been keeping us busy (and quiet) is the process of selecting the companies that will be joining us for our January 2010 cohort. I can say that we’ve issued term sheets to 5 companies, and are working through additional interviews with a handful of waitlisted companies.

We had applications from literally all over the world, and I’m hoping to welcome at least one international team.

Our next intake is in May, and if you want to be notified when the application goes live, sign up on the apply page.

Lastly, some people noted from my Linked In edits that I am no longer a director of the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society – not to worry, that’s a great sign: the society is growing a larger board filled with great people, so I stepped down to make room. Maura is doing a great job as Executive Director, BCIC has come on board as a partner, and you’ll see many more great things coming from them.

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One Comment

  1. maurar / Dec 9 2009 7:34 pm

    Quiet online, maybe but the office is definitely buzzing! I am really looking forward to learning more about and meeting the January 2010 cohort. BUT I will miss seeing the teams from BUL portfolio companies every day. I wish we had more office space right next door that the companies could just move into come January. NOTE: If anyone has a building they want to give us 🙂 – we have companies who need space! You should start Bootup Beers/Office Hours once a month to keep in touch with everyone.

    And Boris, you may not be an official Director of BES but we could not do this without you! Thanks for sharing your wisdom, passion and office space with us.

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