Each year, C100 welcomes the founders of 20 of the most promising early-stage Canadian-led startups to its flagship mentorship program, C100 Fellows. This 8-month long program is dedicated to supporting these founders via curated mentorship, and peer-to-peer support. Fellows also receive a complimentary C100 Membership throughout the course of their program.

2022 was a record year for the Fellows program with over 450 applications from Canadian founders based all around the globe. The resulting cohort is a talented, visionary, and diverse group of Canadian founders. Represented across 9 cities, 60% of the cohort have one or more founders who identify as a visible minority, and 35% with at least 1 female founder, 5 of whom are CEO or President – plus, 40% of the startups have an affiliation with the University of Toronto. Instrumental in shaping this year’s cohort is each individual who participated on the Fellows Selection Committee.

This year, 8 of the 20 companies selected for the Fellows cohort are founded by U of T alumni, Creative Destruction Lab alumni, or both.

FellowsCompany NameU of T Affliation 
Inessa KarlinksyAvironAlum
Félix Bélisle-DockrillAxyaCreative Destruction Lab 
Kathleen ChanCalicoAlum
Jeff SchnurrJazaCreative Destruction Lab 
Anthony LeeLydia AIAlum
Christina CaiLydia AIAlum
Jeremy GrevenManifest ClimateCreative Destruction Lab 
Laura ZizzoManifest ClimateAlum; Creative Destruction Lab
Tahseen ShababPenfield.AICreative Destruction Lab 
Matthew GubastaRockMass TechnologiesCreative Destruction Lab 
Shelby YeeRockMass TechnologiesCreative Destruction Lab 

Click here to meet the complete 2022 Fellows cohort.