L-SPARK Selects Six B2B SaaS Startups to Join Winter 2017 Accelerator

Ottawa, ON – Six B2B SaaS and cloud software startups have been chosen to join L-SPARK’s Winter 2017 Accelerator program that begins this month.

Following a three week bootcamp, 13 companies were selected to participate in a Pitchfest held at the end of January. A selection committee including representatives from BDC, Real Ventures, ScaleUP VenturesAmazon, Inovia CapitalInformation Venture PartnersMaRS Investment Accelerator FundMicrosoft CanadaWesley Clover InternationalCapital Angels Network, Whitecap Venture Partners, and Celtic House Venture Partners chose the six selected applicants.

The six selected companies will move into L-SPARK’s office space for four months starting immediately, with the objective of propelling their companies to 10x revenue growth. Through one on one mentorship, intensive SaaS workshops from subject matter experts, and interaction with successful SaaS entrepreneurs, the selected companies will focus on scaling customer traction and revenue.

Winter 2017 L-SPARK Accelerator Cohort:

Advolv: Marketing and advertising on Twitter can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming. The Advolv self-serve platform provides Insight, Content, Growth and Impact, for busy professionals and resource-constrained SMBs who rely on Twitter to drive traffic, improve SEO rankings, generate leads and build influence/credibility.

LeadFox: Leadfox gives marketers the tools to take control of their web campaigns without IT : Landing Pages, Popup, Forms, Email Marketing, Marketing Automations, CRM.

Portia International: Portia International offers a SaaS Learning Management solution for the autism and developmental delay clinical-care market.
 Portia enables clinic owners to deploy best practices in their businesses to improve productivity, consistency of care, and clinic capacity.

ProcedureFlow: ProcedureFlow is an employee’s Single Source of Truth. A visual map of complex operating procedures and information presents easy to follow step-by- step instructions structured into small, hyperlinked flowcharts. We’re the GPS of your company Standard Operations Procedures.

Quickily: Quickily is a mobile first, HR software platform targeting millennials and allowing them to use swiping left or right features (a la Tinder) to apply for jobs and once filtered, communicate through an interview messaging platform, cutting the time of recruitment.

VigilantCS: VigilantCS is a staff regulatory risk management platform which supports financial service firms in managing compliance and decreasing cost through automation of regulatory requirements, digitizing data and supporting the development of conduct risk analytics.


The L-SPARK Accelerator is the destination for market ready SaaS and cloud companies to connect with Canada’s SaaS experts. The L-SPARK acceleration model positions companies to propel their revenues to $100k MRR. With a network of established relationships with key venture capital firms, angel investors, and the investment community at large, L-SPARK’s goal is to scale Canada’s best in SaaS to 10 x revenue growth.  Visit us at www.l-spark.com, connect with us on linkedin.com/l-spark or follow us on Twitter @LSPARKGlobal.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jamie Petten at (613) 791-2761 or email jamie@l-spark.com.