Yes. As a provincially funded incubator, our mission is to support SK-based tech companies. If you're HQ'ed anywhere in Saskatchewan, we would be happy to support you!
Can you give me investment or help me find it?
Part of building a startup generally includes raising investment. We offer support & connections to help you raise, but only do so when your startup is proven to be ready.
Do you offer office space?
Yes! We have both office space and flexible hot desking. Startups are provided with dedicated desk space and have the ability to book any of our board rooms.
What kind of companies do you work with?
We work exclusively with tech and tech-enabled businesses. These business are generally product based (software or hardware).
Are your programs free? Do I have to give up equity?
No equity or fees required! We're an independent non-profit supported by some amazing public and private partners. This allows us to provide each program free-of-charge, without requiring equity from the startups we work with.
Do I need to be full-time on my venture?
To qualify for the Co.Link and Co.Lead programs, at least one founder should be committed to the startup full-time. Founders in the Co.Launch program are not expected to be full-time.
Do I need to have technical experience to join your programs?
Nope, some of our top founders have little to no technical expertise. Generally, when startups are approaching launch they will bring on one or more technical team members.
Is Co.Learn only for students?
Nope - doesn't matter to us at all. Co.Learn is designed to help you break into tech no matter your age or background!
Who can attend events?
Anyone! Co.Learn events are meant to engage students, employees, and those with an entrepreneurial spirit to get you hyped up about participating in the world of tech!
Do I need an idea to register for Co.Hack?
Nope! If you don't have an idea, you'll join a team who does.
How long does Co.Hack last?
Co.Hack 2022 is Fri. October 14th (5:30PM - 10:00PM) to Sat. October 15th (9:00AM - 7:00PM). A full itinerary is emailed after you register.
Can I pitch an existing business idea?
Co.Hack is about growing new ideas. It’s fine if you've done some research or have an inspiration, but you shouldn’t be working on a business that is currently generating revenue.
Is Co.Hack just for developers?
Nope, it's for anyone who wants to create a startup! You'll talk to potential customers, develop a product, and build a winning pitch.
Do I need to have a team to apply?
Our program is competitive and one of the essential elements of a startup is team. You don't necessarily need a team, but a strong team is a huge asset.
Do I need to have a product or MVP or prototype?
Nope! Co.Launch applicants range from those with just an idea to those who have a working prototype and possibly a few customers!
When do applications open?
Applications open twice a year, once in January and once in September.
How do I apply to Co.Link
Applications are done on a rolling basis. Simply send us an email with some company details and we'll be happy to set something up to discuss further!
How do I get into Co.Lead?
Most companies go through Co.Link before gaining entry into Co.Lead. We look at a variety of factors when deciding to promote startups into Co.Lead like revenue, investment raised, strength of team, etc.