Creating a sustainable future: How the world’s largest brewer built a global accelerator program to create solutions for some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges of our time.
Producing a 250-ml glass of beer can require 74 litres of water. Producing a litre of pop can require twice as much water — or more. That water can’t just be pumped back into the system to be used again. It’s wastewater. When you start to consider just how much wastewater is produced by various […]
Successful startups usually don’t win with their first idea or first product. There are many examples of startups that pivoted (in some cases multiple times), or completely reinvented themselves, in order to win. Starbucks started selling espresso machines and beans door-to-door before pivoting to coffee shops on every corner. Avon started as door-to-door book sales, only to […]
All Aboard! Get A Free Ride to Startup Fest The Startup Train is back for its 8th year! We’ve chartered our own cars with VIA and filled it with corporates, mentors, startups and investors to travel together and network en route to the Startup Festival in Montreal on July 9th. “The Startup Train is arguably the most […]
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced federal VCCI investment recipients, including Highline Beta, focused on helping promote gender parity in the industry—and strengthen the Canadian economy.
We’ve booked first class train cars to take startups, mentors, and corporate innovation leaders in the Toronto area to Montreal’s Startupfest. Why? Because in the rare moments when the right people are in the right place, the connections formed create something that is greater than the sum of the parts. Startup Train creates those moments. […]
Today, we’re thrilled to finally announce that Lauren Robinson will be joining the leadership team at Highline BETA as COO. As many of you know, Lauren has worked with Marcus Daniels from day 1 at Extreme Startups where she led operations to help evolve the accelerator model through creating new founder development initiatives and startup ecosystem partnerships. She was […]
Ben Yoskovitz, Founding Partner I remember when AngelList first came out in the U.S. It had a very quick impact on a startup’s ability to build momentum in the investor community. If you had a lead or a few investors (+ traction), you could get featured on AngelList and others would notice. Fundraising momentum is […]
Highline BETA is all about connecting corporates and startups in a meaningful way. We believe that many of the problems & opportunities worth going after are locked up inside of large companies — and startups are (in some cases) the right vehicle for solving those problems and unlocking those opportunities. The answer to every problem isn’t, “start a new company!” But […]
Ben Yoskovitz, Founding Partner Today, I’m launching a new company: Highline BETA. I’m co-founding Highline BETA with Marcus Daniels. I’ve known Marcus a long time and we’ve stayed in touch throughout the years. We’ve now found the right time and opportunity to work together. Highline BETA is something different. We’re a startup co-creation company. What does that mean? […]