The BlackBerry/L-SPARK Accelerator Program is looking for startups with business models and technologies that align with the BlackBerry QNX product group’s technological initiatives, leveraging its embedded software platform, in next generation applications and who are focused on vehicle connected services and cloud connectivity to the vehicle.
Six companies will be selected to join the Accelerator program for four-months of intensive, one-on-one training aimed to grow and scale each company.
Applications will close on October 21, 2019. The program begins in December of 2019 and will conclude in April 2020.
Participating in the Blackberry/L-SPARK accelerator was one of the best decisions we made for our startup, KyberSecurity. The accelerator offered us a great opportunity and experience.
We received exceptional mentorship from a team entirely committed to our success, we were able to extend our network and to refine our strategy. We received great benefit from the high quality events organized by L-SPARK, which gave us exposure and enabled us to network efficiently with other startups, potential customers and key actors in the community.
Moreover, we made our solution compatible with QNX BlackBerry, a safe and efficient RTOS for automotive and healthcare, which dramatically increased the value and potential of our solutions. We are very grateful to L-SPARK, Blackberry and IRAP for this amazing experience.
Companies that are brought into the Accelerator will develop a working relationship with a global corporation while also benefiting from the connections and exposure associated with being linked to a company like BlackBerry QNX.
BlackBerry QNX will provide in kind support for participating SMEs by providing them free licenses and training to use BlackBerry QNX operating systems. These operating systems appear in everything from automobiles to medical instrumentation and are used by corporate leaders around the globe including Cisco, Siemens and General Electric.
Additionally, company-building mentors at L-SPARK will help SMEs develop proof of concepts, Minimum Viable Products (MVP), and scaling strategies while also facilitating a frictionless relationship between the SMEs and BlackBerry QNX.
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