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The latest news about Co.Labs, our startups, and the Saskatchewan tech ecosystem.

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Fueling SK Tech Startups: McKercher LLP Renews Program Partnership with Co.Labs, Investing $24K Over 3 Years!

Co.Labs startups to receive access to world-class legal services from McKercher LLP.

Meet Cohort X

From 21 to 11: meet the Co.Launch tech startups of Cohort X!

Diversity in Tech

Get the highlights from our first-ever DIT event, featuring empowering discussions of hope, perseverance, and success from Indigenous leaders in tech.

Get Investor-Ready

Andrew Goldner, Venture Capitalist & CEO of GrowthX, sat down with our team to discuss the most common mistakes he sees when early-stage startup founders develop their pitch decks.

Meet Co.Launch Cohort 9

11 of the top early-stage tech startups in the province are making their first public pitches - live and in-person at Co.Labs on March 10th!

Co.Launch Cohort 8 Finale

After 12 weeks of programming and 3 pitches our 4 finalists pitched for $20K!

Minister Dan Vandal visits Co.Labs

Minister Dan Vandal visits Co.Labs for insightful roundtable with Tech leaders

Meet Co.Launch Cohort 8

Out of 56 applications (the most we’ve ever received), 10 promising #sktech startups were selected to participate in Co.Launch Cohort 8. They make their first public pitches on October 14th!

Coconut Software Closes $28M CAD Series B Funding Round

New funding will accelerate the growth of Coconut Software’s market-leading appointment scheduling and lobby management solutions for financial institutions.

Co.Labs Summer Summary

So much to celebrate, so little time! Let’s check in with our Co.Labs companies and see what’s been going on over the summer.

CleanTech Startup, Prairie Robotics, Closes $690K Seed Round

Saskatchewan-based CleanTech startup and Co.Labs company, Prairie Robotics, has announced the recent closing of a CAD $690K seed round.

Co.Labs Ag-Tech Startup Croptimistic Raises $5.2M in Series A

Canadian AgTech company Croptimistic announces $3.5M in Series A investment from Forage Capital Partners and $1.7M in funding from the founders and institutional debt.

3 More Years! USask invests $180K in Co.Labs

USask and Co.Labs join forces to foster tech innovation in Saskatchewan. USask will annually invest $60,000/year over the three years, effectively doubling their sponsorship amount from previous years.

Skip the Dealerships: Canadian startup Curbie raises $7 million

Curbie, Canada’s first fully-licensed online vehicle retailer recently raised $7 million in seed funding – the largest seed round in Tech in Saskatchewan history.

Meet Co.Launch Cohort 7

Cohort 7 will be pitching to a panel of judges at this month's (February 25th) Co.mmunity Night!A founder from each of the eight startups will have three minutes to pitch, followed by three minutes of Q&A from our all-star judges.

Meet Co.Launch Cohort 6

Co.mmunity is back October 29th - Get your ticket! Out of 41 applications, 9 promising #sktech startups were selected to participate in Co.Launch Cohort 6.

The (Founder) Road Less Travelled

Founders in the Co.Labs program have come from all walks of life, you don't have to be a developer to apply!

4 Panels, 7 Tech Founders, ∞ Insight

The Co.Learn Founder Speaker Series featured Sask-based tech founders speaking candidly about their experiences, failures, and demystifying what it takes to be a tech CEO.

What Have We Been UP To?

We've kept an eye out on some people who were supposed to speak at the physical version of the conference earlier this year. They've been up to some pretty incredible things.

Co.Launch Finale: Zooming to $15K

The Spring 2020 Co.Launch cohort featured the best 8 tech startups from an initial pool of 35 applicants. Ultimately, 3 of those made it to the finale event to pitch for $15,000 in non-dilutive capital!