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GFSA Canada Startup Accelerator

Since launching the first Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort back in 2020, we’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the country’s brightest startups, offering the best of Google’s expertise, technology and mentorship, to help them scale and grow.

Google Accelerator Canada 4th Cohort

In the last three years working with this cohort, we’ve supported more than 30 Canadian startups from coast-to-coast, including Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. These startups cover a wide range of industries—from healthcare and biotech, agriculture, education, finance, telecommunications, real estate and more. And we’re thrilled to share that since graduating from the program these startups have gone on to raise more than $140M CAD collectively.

We are equally excited to announce that applications are now open for the fourth Google for Startups Accelerator Canada, launching March 2023. The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to Canadian startups that are leveraging machine learning and AI today or plan to in the future.

In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition and leadership development for founders. Like all of our accelerators, the program is equity free, and concludes with a Demo Day to connect founders, increase startup visibility and drive connections to other ecosystem builders across Canada.

We’ll select up to 12 Seed to Series A tech startups headquartered in Canada. Participating startups can expect detailed technical training and high-level strategic development opportunities with our machine learning, people, product and growth labs.

Applications are open until February 1 and the accelerator will kick off in March 2023. If you’re a startup using AI and machine learning to innovate and grow, apply here—we’re excited to see how we can help you!


Rocket Now Partners with EukaPay to Accept Crypto Payments

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with EukaPay, a cryptocurrency payment processor.

Rocket Now x EukaPay

Rocket Now will now be able to accept crypto payments from all our customers worldwide, making it easier for us to make use of and have access to funds faster than ever before, being able to immediately start client campaigns from products and services in the digital world of 2023 to really any bills that normally would have to wait.


This partnership will provide Rocket Now with increased flexibility and scalability in all our payment processing needs, allowing us to provide our customers with greater convenience in their digital marketing campaigns.


About EukaPay

EukaPay helps businesses grow their revenue by accepting crypto payments and getting paid in dollars while avoiding problems like currency volatility, onerous financial & tax reporting, and expensive security infrastructure.


EukaPay is a cryptocurrency payments processor with a point-of-sale, invoicing, custom requests, and e-commerce integration with built-in accounting and reporting compatible with Xero and Quickbooks. 


Businesses never need to take custody of crypto as we instantly convert crypto into dollars or stablecoins without price volatility at the moment of transaction. Fees are simple and transparent at just 1%, without any setup or monthly fees.


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3 Vital Steps to Becoming a Coderpreneur

If you work in web development or programming, you may have heard the term “Coderpreneur” to describe someone with your skills working in an entrepreneurial fashion. Or, perhaps you’re already an entrepreneur and you’re considering adding a new skill set to your resume. Codepreneurs are advanced freelance professionals; they set up a small business, a website, and a brand based on their talents. Learn what you need to do to upgrade your skillset and your digital presence to become an in-demand Coderpreneur.


  1. Make Sure Your Skills and Credentials Are Up to Date

Some of the best coders learn on their own, or they got their start in a high school program. If you don’t have a professional degree in computer programming or a certificate that attests to your abilities, you may consider completing one to better sell yourself to customers. Another good idea is to create a professional, eye-catching portfolio of your work.


Give your new small business a name and incorporate it as a legal entity. This can save you legal fees in the future, give you limited liability, and increase payment flexibility. Use an online formation service to incorporate your business before trying to attract new clients.


  1. Market Yourself and Find a Niche

As a coder, you’ll experience high employability. Every business in the digital age, if it wants to keep up with the times, needs a good coder on staff (or at least on-call). Those with knowledge of how computers work may be called upon to fix website bugs, design a new interface, or correct cybersecurity issues before they become unfixable problems. If you’re good at what you do, you’ll never struggle to find open positions, but you may have a hard time getting hired if you don’t pitch yourself to new clients correctly.


You likely know how to make a personal website, but do you know how to market yourself and your skills? Focus on your narrative biography, your niche area — do you mostly work with small businesses and startups, or do you see yourself freelancing for larger corporations? — and your services. Your website should make it easy for potential clients to find you, understand what you can offer, and book a consultation or get in touch with you easily. If you’ve yet to create a website, or the one you have seen better days, then get in touch with Rocket, a results-oriented agency that can help you intelligently grow your business.


  1. Find Your First Client and Do a Great Job

Your first client may be a friend of a friend or someone you’ve found on a job board. As soon as you’ve found your client, make sure to consult with him or her to thoroughly understand what is needed of you. Communicate with your client throughout the job and deliver what you’ve promised.


Don’t forget to ask your client for a review when you’ve finished the job — but only if you’ve exceeded the expectations. Online reviews can make or break new businesses. According to Podium, a customer is more likely to trust you and even spend more money on your services if you have higher reviews.


If you’ve always wondered about starting a small business while relying on your skills as a professional coder to make money, venturing out as a Coderpreneur may be a great option for you and your future career. Remember to make your new business’s site easy to navigate, be willing to explain your services to potential clients, and build your brand by showcasing your work and telling your story on your website.