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.
|Fellows||Company Name||U of T Affliation|
|Félix Bélisle-Dockrill||Axya||Creative Destruction Lab|
|Jeff Schnurr||Jaza||Creative Destruction Lab|
|Anthony Lee||Lydia AI||Alum|
|Christina Cai||Lydia AI||Alum|
|Jeremy Greven||Manifest Climate||Creative Destruction Lab|
|Laura Zizzo||Manifest Climate||Alum; Creative Destruction Lab|
|Tahseen Shabab||Penfield.AI||Creative Destruction Lab|
|Matthew Gubasta||RockMass Technologies||Creative Destruction Lab|
|Shelby Yee||RockMass Technologies||Creative Destruction Lab|