L-SPARK + National Bank Partner to Foster Innovation in Canadian Startups
L-SPARK is proud to partner with National Bank to support entrepreneurs and the Canadian tech ecosystem as a whole.
By providing access to its team’s network, knowledge, and expertise, National Bank is actively contributing to the programs implemented by the accelerator.
The L-SPARK accelerator is the destination for Canada’s startup and tech ecosystem to learn, share, plan, execute, measure, adjust, scale and succeed. L-SPARK delivers results through intensive mentorship and access to a network of top investors, expert advisors, talent and prospective partners and customers.
L-SPARK’s startup and corporate acceleration programs give companies exclusive access to leading edge technology and help build the foundation and metrics to raise capital, grow revenues, and reach global markets and partners. To date, L-SPARK’s alumni network of 60+ startups has raised funding totalling over $97M.
“L-SPARK is known for its talent at identifying and supporting the most promising Canadian tech companies. We’re proud to have the opportunity to work together as this accelerator continues to expand,” said Nik Rasskazovskiy, Director of Technology and Innovation Banking at National Bank.
“National Bank already supports nearly a dozen accelerators and incubators. It was therefore a logical step for us to partner with a renown accelerator such as L-SPARK. This will enable us to extend our horizons and power even more businesses across Canada,” adds Tuyen Vo, Managing Director and Head of the Technology and Innovation Banking Group at National Bank.
“We’re thrilled to have National Bank join as a partner to L-SPARK and our startups”, says Patrick White, Managing Director at L-SPARK, “we share the same commitment to the innovation ecosystem.”
L-SPARK is Canada’s leading accelerator for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies. The accelerator offers programs focused on future innovative B2B and B2B/B2C companies, as well as targeted programs which partner with leading corporations in Connected Cars (AV), IoT and CyberSecurity.
Since the launch of their first cohort in January 2015, L-SPARK has accelerated 61 companies across Canada. With over 10,000 investors, corporate partners and startups now in their network, L-SPARK has curated a dynamic Canadian tech community for participating companies to join.