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Extreme Startups Launches in Toronto With Up to $200K Funding For Companies

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There’s a trend in the tech industry these days, especially in mobile, for tech accelerators. The general way these things work is that your company applies, and if accepted, is given a small sum of money up front to begin work on a product. For a period of anywhere between 3 and 6 months, companies in an accelerator work tremendously hard and are given support by mentors to get to a working product stage complete with demo. Ideally, startups leaving an accelerator will have enough traction to raise money to build an actual company. The most recent Canadian accelerator to launch is Extreme Startups, which is part of the same family as Xtreme Labs, whose BlackBerry apps we’ve written about many times.
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Startups: Apply Now for the ExtremeU Accelerator Program

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Xtreme Labs is a development shop which has a venture capital wing called Extreme Venture Partners. BlackBerry users may recognize some of Xtreme Labs’ handy work with app such as Fixmo, Unify4Life, and others. Exteme Venture Partners has announced a new year of ExtremeU, an accelerator-type program that provides seed funding and mentorship to startups.
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Watch Startup School Videos from Justin.TV (Ashton Kutcher, Zuckerberg, Conway et al)

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If you’re in the mobile industry then you’re probably a startup. There are a few companies out there that have managed to break the 100 employee benchmark in mobile but the vast majority have fewer than 50 employees. Anyone in a startup loves to hear about other startups and what’s going on in the market and Startup School has videos from the conference online. You can watch Ashton Kutcher, Zuckerberg, Conway and more.
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Missed GROW2011 Conference? Check Out These Videos For Great Advice

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The GROW2011 Conference was held in Vancouver and had some really interesting insight from entrepreneurs and tech leaders. The conference brought together Silicon Valley and Canada to help drive innovation and give some cool startups a chance to meet each other. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, there are some great videos for you to check out.
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Too Many Innovative Startups Are Lacking BlackBerry Support

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Startup culture and the mobile industry are perfect for each other. Small companies define the modern economy and a lot of what makes startups so appealing is the speed at which you can get an innovative product to market. Mobile is so suited to startups because you can code an app and begin making money very quickly. The barriers to entry are low and we’ve seen valuations for mobile companies that are bordering another dot com style bubble. But how come we don’t see much BlackBerry support in the startup world? Here is a list of cool mobile startups, what they do, and the platforms they support. What’s your guess as to why BlackBerry is consistently ignored?
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Guardly Free Personal Security App Goes Live in App World

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Right on the heels of SmrtGuard announcing it has released its panic button feature as a standalone app, Guardly is now available in App World. Keep reading to learn more about this app.
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