Program Details

The BlackBerry/L-SPARK Accelerator Program is looking for innovative startups with technologies and business models that align with the BlackBerry/QNX embedded software platform. In essence, we are looking to accelerate the future, by partnering with game changing entrepreneurs and technology solutions that will leverage and extend the BlackBerry/QNX embedded OS.

Access to an elite community

Companies that engage in the program will develop a technology and potential business relationship with the team that has the most widely embedded OS in vehicles globally.

Embedded Mentorship

L-SPARK mentors will work hands-on with companies to help develop and demonstrate proof of concepts and scaling strategies, while also facilitating a frictionless relationship between the SMEs and BlackBerry QNX.

Access to Software

BlackBerry QNX will provide support for participating companies startups by providing them with free access, training and support to use BlackBerry QNX software applicable to their connected cars project.

  Meet our Mentors

2020 Cohort

2019 Cohort

Nick Romano
"Our collaboration with L-SPARK and Blackberry QNX was a tremendous accelerator for our AI startup. Access to the Blackberry QNX team enabled us to showcase our AI optimization platform in a real world assisted driving demonstration which has opened many doors for us in the autonomous driving sphere. The collaboration and mentorship from the L-SPARK team helped guide us through a critical fundraising phase during the pandemic and their sage advice was incredibly valuable. L-SPARK can amplify your messaging via their outstanding network and I would highly recommend the L-SPARK programs for any Canadian tech start up looking to get to the next level."
Nick Romano CEO of Deeplite