Canada’s Technology Accelerator is the brainchild of Canada’s Consul Senior Trade Commissioner Thierry Weissenburger and his staff in Boston. The team created an innovative solution to help Canadian entrepreneurs gain experience and access venture capital in what many consider the tech hub of the east coast.
The Canadian Government, through the Consulate, rents space, and gives them an advantage. Companies can apply for a four-month internship at the centre.
Located in the Cambridge Innovation Centre, steps away from MIT and Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center, the accelerator gives Canadian innovators the chance to be mentored in a space that puts them in arm’s reach of everything they need to get solid ideas off the page and into production.
In visiting Boston to do a profile on Canada’s Consul General to New England, David Alward, we met and interviewed two executives from Splice Software in Calgary. They began their accelerator internship in November.
Tara Kelly is the President and CEO of Splice Software in Calgary. She and her COO Tyler Burnett sat down with agelessNB publisher Theresa Blackburn to discuss their experience at Canada’s Technology Accelerator in Boston, and what the internship program has given the company. Canada’s Consul General to New England in Boston, David Alward, also joined in the conversation.