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Co.Launch Finale: Zooming to $15K


The 2020 Spring Co.Launch Finale winners and judges (L-R): Rachel Drew (Founder, Cadence), Jordan Dutchak (Executive Director, Co.Labs), Dawson Norrish (Founder, Arctic Shelf), Katherine Regnier (Founder and CEO, Coconut Software), and Michael Yasieniuk (Founder and CEO, Let's Camp). Not pictured: Christian Grunt (Principal, ScaleUP Ventures)

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!


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What is Co.Launch?


Co.Launch is an accelerator program for product-based technology startups. Through 3.5 months of programming, founders will learn to: build a sales funnel, craft their brand, hire their first developer, raise $$$ the right way, and much more.


The Finale Format

  1. 5-minute pitches

  2. 5-minute question period

  3. Judges deliberate and decide how to allocate $15,000 among finalists

The Finalists


We are very excited to announce that all three finalists, based on their significant development throughout the Co.Launch program, have been offered spots in Co.Labs!


  • Cadence: Final documents, made simple. A digital platform that supports family members and executors in completing administrative tasks after a death.

  • Arctic Shelf: IoT refrigerated locker solution for workplaces by allowing employees to store meals at work without fear of others taking or touching their food. Using the mobile app, customers will be able to find, rent, open and order food to their locker.

  • FoodRenew: Platform that helps businesses sell their surplus food to consumers at 1⁄2 the usual price and helps reduce food waste and improves businesses’ sustainability

While all three impressed the judges with their pitches, Cadence ($10,000) and Arctic Shelf ($5,000) were the two startups that ultimately walked away from the finale with some cash!



An Unexpected Winner...


During the judge's deliberation, we held a quiz with a prize of a $100 gift card to a local business of the winner's choosing. 150 people entered, 89 people scored perfectly 🤩 We placed all 89 names in a random generator and we have our winner - drumroll, please!

Congratulations to Andrew Yanko who chose Gud Eats to support!

A special shout out to the 300+ people who joined and made it a webinar to remember!

Do you have an idea for the next big thing?

You have a startup that you know could be huge. You have the ambition to do everything it takes to succeed. Aaaaand now you're stuck. What's next?


Intake for the Fall 2020 Cohort takes place in late August! Follow our socials to be notified when applications are open and let's make some tech magic happen together!



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