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INFINITI announces nine Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City startups selected for INFINITI LAB pre-accelerator program.

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – INFINITI LAB Toronto, a Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator program from premium car brand INFINITI, announced the nine startups that will participate in the inaugural four-week accelerator program in Toronto. The nine participating startups have raised $2.7M in funding between them, and during the program they will receive education, mentorship and access to technology from corporate and technology partners including new partners IBM Canada and TribalScale, and existing partners including Techstars, OMERS Ventures, and the City of Toronto.

The month-long Toronto program kicked off May 29, and the most proficient startups will be fast-tracked into the three-month global program, which takes place in Hong Kong, the home of INFINITI’s head office. Into its third year, INFINITI LAB Hong Kong is driven by Nest, a Hong Kong-based investment company.

“Selecting the startups to participate in the inaugural INFINITI LAB Toronto program was no easy task thanks to the hotbed of talent in Canadian startups surrounding Internet of Things and smart cities,” said Stephen Lester, Managing Director of INFINITI Canada. “We’ve selected companies that have the potential to transform the way we interact with our cities and with the objects around us, and we’re excited to provide mentorship, access to technology, and expertise through the program to further accelerate their growth.”

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