By: Stephanie Porfiris, April 26 2021
We’re so excited to officially announce the 10 successful applicants to eCommerce North, Canada’s first ecommerce accelerator!
As you may remember from our announcement in February, eCommerce North is a brand new program from Elevate and Moneris, and it’s on a mission to help revolutionize the ecommerce space. We’re offering founders access to top entrepreneurs, executives and coaches, while moving the dial on critical social issues, improving diversity, equity, and inclusion across the entire entrepreneurial landscape.
The interest we received from Canadian founders was truly astounding.
If you need a mood boost, we highly recommend interviewing a floodgate of passionate entrepreneurial change-makers — there is nothing more inspiring than sitting across the figurative table from such incredible people.
We left our conversations with candidates genuinely uplifted, despite the huge challenge that was at hand: choosing only 10 of the remarkable founders that we had the pleasure of speaking with for our first ever cohort.
Here’s a look at why a program like this is so needed in the current landscape.
Before we reveal our successful founders, here are a few stats you might be into:
- 50% are woman-identifying founders
- 80% are from underrepresented groups
- We have representation from Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec
Drum roll please… 🎉
Beam.City (Toronto, ON) – Beam.city DNA is a powerful platform that makes Digital Ads easy.
Beeja May (Toronto, ON) – The easiest way to shop secondhand.
Cooks Who Feed (Mississauga, ON) – A social enterprise ethically producing handcrafted aprons and empowering food lovers to take action for a hunger-free world. For every apron sold, 100 meals are provided to the hungry.
DropCommerce (Victoria, BC) – Connects real Canadian and American brands with ecommerce stores, bridging the gap between dropshipping, and high quality, branded products.
Kabo (Toronto, ON) – Creating fresh dog food customized to a dog’s dietary needs, and delivered through contactless delivery to your front door.
QuoteMachine (Montreal, QC) – Helping retailers to sell more with a personalized, human approach to digital commerce — in-store, online and in between.
Satya (Vancouver, BC) – The only Health Canada and FDA approved, Certified organic product on the market to treat severe skin conditions, like eczema without using steroids
Silk and Snow (Toronto, ON) – Offering carefully curated mattresses and bedding that are thoughtfully manufactured using high quality, traceable materials
Sociavore (Kitchener, ON) – A self-serve, all-in-one website builder and e-commerce platform for managing a restaurant online.
Ugly Dukling (Toronto, ON) – Lifestyle & beauty brand boutique that collaborates with iconic brands, blockbuster films & celebrities to create capsule collections.
We are so excited to see just what this first cohort of start-ups will bring to the table ⚡