Announcing the 6th Cohort of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative

Jul 12, 2023

ventureLAB is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated 6th cohort of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative. This competitive program is dedicated to accelerating the development of hardware and semiconductor-focused products and services, equipping Canadian hardware companies with the tools they need to grow, scale, and create the products of tomorrow.

The Hardware Catalyst Initiative is Canada’s only hardware and semiconductor-focused lab and incubator, and is the primary destination for hardware companies across the country. Offered to Canada-based startups at no costs and with no equity requirement, participating companies will be provided with direct resources to accelerate commercialization at scale through raising capital, retaining talent, commercializing technology and IP, and customer acquisition. 

The companies in Cohort 6 have gone through a competitive selection process, as well as the Hardware Catalyst Initiative bootcamp. This is a rigorous addition to the current selection process to ensure companies are set up for success in hardware, an industry that is notoriously difficult to succeed in with long lead times for both product validation and investment alike.

Meet the new cohort: