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RBC supports accelerator startup growth with FounderFuel

June 17, 2013 - On July 11, RBC will be sponsoring the 2013 FounderFuel Demo Day, an opportunity for 9 teams get the opportunity to pitch their startup business to an audience of investors from Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and London.  Demo Day takes place in Montreal at the historic Théâtre Rialto.

FounderFuel is an intensive three month “startup accelerator”, where approximately 20 teams are selected to participate in a mentor-based program to help their business increase traction, secure partnerships, and earn revenue faster. The program provides seed funding and access to a network of investors, experienced entrepreneurs and top executives.

This three month program culminates on FounderFuel Demo Day, when teams are provided with exposure to investors from around the world, members of the press and the startup community to secure financing. For more information, visit

This sponsorship is part of the RBC social finance initiative, launched in 2012-- a $20-million commitment to help ignite social and environmental change through investment activity. This commitment includes the $10-million RBC Generator, a pool of capital dedicated to financing enterprises addressing social and environmental challenges, and a $10-million investment of RBC Foundation assets into Socially Responsible Investment funds. For more information, visit