START is a three-month  pre-revenue tech accelerator program designed to help founders identify their problem/solution fit. Startups in this program are at varying stages from ideation to pre-revenue to beta. 

This program runs twice per year, Winter and Summer, and is delivered virtually on evenings + weekends to accommodate founders not yet working on their startup full-time.

Program Overview

  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to clearly identify the opportunity
  • Work through your customer discovery – ensure you are solving the problem for the customer
  • Learn the skills needed to be an effective founder
  • Craft your startup’s value proposition and business model
  • Master a compelling elevator pitch with a beautiful slide deck
  • Improve your product no matter the stage (concept, MVP, BETA, V1)
  • Define key startup metrics to measure growth and traction

Program Benefits

  • Access to Cultivator HQ slack for the founder(s)
  • Access to Cultivator Community of Founders & Startups
  • Access to experts, mentors and investors through Cultivator introductions
  • Perks + Discounts
  • Chance to win prizes at the pitch event following the three-month program
START Cohort 6 applications are now closed.

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Hyon's Kristy Ehman pitching her company in front of a crowd

December 6, 2021 News

Get your START here!

Have a tech startup and looking to take it to the next level? Here’s your chance - applications for our START Cohort 6 are now open. Learn more here.


Tanner Goetz, founder of HomeTeam Live, smiling with $10,000 cheque

September 14, 2021 News

And the START Cohort 5 Demo Day winner is…

On Sept. 9 at Sask Startup Summit, our 10 START Cohort 5 founders pitched their startups to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $11K in prizes. Who took home the grand prize? Click here to find out!


Meet our START Cohort 5

August 10, 2021 News

Meet our START Cohort 5

We just welcomed 10 new companies into START Cohort 5 – and we’re so excited! See who they are here.


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