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Free Hookt Messenger App Features Cross-Platform Messaging With Social Games Coming Soon


Hookt Messenger (created by airG) is a completely free, easy to use, cross-platform social messaging app. You can chat with anyone, anywhere in the world, on any smartphone or computer (BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, tablets, computers, pretty much anything that has an internet connection). Hookt’s integration with other social apps (such as Facebook and Twitter) makes it easy to add friends on Hookt, and also find and invite new friends. Everyone gets a unique Hookt ID that can easily be shared. Currently, the app has pretty much all the features you would expect of a messaging app, and we’re told it’s rapidly evolving and soon to have features such as the ability to play social games while you chat.
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Missed GROW2011 Conference? Check Out These Videos For Great Advice


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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GrowLab Accelerator Provides Startups with $25k Seed Funding and $15k Follow-on Funding


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A new Vancouver incubator has launched called GrowLab Accelerator and it provides startups with $25,000 seed funding and $150,000 follow-on funding. The “startup boot camp” also provides four months of mentorship, free office space and the opportunity to pitch investors at the end of the program for follow-on funding. The program is accepting applications from entrepreneurs globally and will be based in Vancouver for the first three months, with the fourth month in San Francisco.

In terms of who you can expect to meet, there are some interesting VCs and founders. The four founders of GrowLab are Boris Wertz, one of Canada’s top angel investors and former COO of AbeBooks.com; Debbie Landa, Founder of Dealmaker Media and creator of the Grow Conference and Under the Radar; Jason Bailey, Founder of SuperRewards (sold to AdKnowledge); and Leonard Brody, president of Clarity Digital (former CEO of NowPublic). GrowLab’s Executive Director is Michael Tippett, co-Founder of NowPublic. The investors you can expect to meet include BDC, iNovia Capital and Blackberry Partners Fund, along with Rho Canada, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Growthworks, Yaletown Venture Partners, Chris Albinson, and Mike Edwards.

The accelerator is now accepting applications for its Fall Program at growlab.ca, deadline for submission is June 15. Five companies will be chosen for the first cohort beginning August 15, 2011.

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Download Your Free Bell 2010 Olympics Cowbell App for BlackBerry



You can never have enough cowbell! For the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, you can show your support by waving the Bell cowbell app for your BlackBerry. It’s free and will be a fun app to use while watching your favorite event.

Supported devices include: Bold 9000, Curve 8530, Pearl 8130, Storm, 8330, 9700, 8830, Pearl Flip, Tour.

Download your cowbell app by pointing your device to bell.ca/cowbell.

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