sharpTECH for Youth Startups

Media Release

For Release Sep 18, 2015

sharpTECH for Youth Startups

Brampton, ON– Sept 18, 2015 – Altitude Accelerator announced sharpTECH a new program to support tech startups. sharpTECH offers a $5,000 grant to startup founders between 18 – 29 years old.

Paul Bertin, Altitude Accelerator Chair announced the program at the Convergence Event in Brampton. “This program will provide critical assistance to tech youth founders. At RIC we have over 80 Advisors that have real life experience in growing companies and are willing to share their knowledge with the next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Bertin.

The grant provides funding for clients to access specialized advisory services from industry experts.  These advisory services may be related to business strategy or planning and marketing strategy or other corporate development priorities.  Six awards are available for youth entrepreneurs.

Funding for Altitude Accelerator’s sharpTECH competition has been generously supported by the Youth Business Acceleration Program, an Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs program delivered by MaRS.

Application deadline is Oct 7, 2015. Visit for more details on sharpTECH.


About Altitude Accelerator

Peel Region’s hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, the Research, Innovation, Commercialization (RIC) Centre supports the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. Altitude Accelerator provides commercialization support to help new entrepreneurs and seasoned business people take technical innovations to market, with experienced advisors and Entrepreneurs in Residence who guide its clients every step of the way.

The Centre’s mission is to build an innovation ecosystem to support community prosperity across Peel Region.

Pam Banks
Executive Director, Research Innovation Commercialization Centre

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