Extreme University will be led by Farhan Thawar, Dean of ExtremeU. Farhan has over
11 years experience in the technology sector. He is currently the VP Engineering at Xtreme
Labs and is also leading the efforts behind the ExtremeU. <click for full bio>
Prior to joining Xtreme Labs, Farhan was the Chief Software Architect at I Love Rewards Inc and previously the Head
of Search & MSN Platform for Microsoft Canada. Prior to that Farhan spent 7 years at Celestica Co. and Trilogy Software
Inc. coding and running development teams. Farhan has a degree in Computer Science with Electrical Engineering from the
University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business.
EVP is kicking off the summer with a new program – Extreme University. At ExtremeU you’ll get a chance to bring your great idea to life, and draw upon the technology and business expertise of the EVP team.
What: A summer technology start-up program that focuses on industry networking, technology mentoring and above all delivering a product to potential follow-on funders after only 12 weeks.
Who: We are looking for four smart and fast moving teams to participate. Typically all members of the two-three person team will be deep technically, but at least one of the founders should have a technical background.
How: After you apply and are accepted you will:
- Get $5,000 (US) per founder in exchange for a 10% ownership stake in your company
- Move your team to our shared ExtremeU office space at Yonge & King (downtown Toronto)
- Have weekly mentoring sessions by industry experts in technology, funding, legal, PR, marketing and HR
- Meet a who’s who of experts at our weekly socials and have an opportunity to practice your pitch and demo your in-progress prototype
- Have access to local shared resources to accelerate product development (mentors, servers)
When: Applications are due by Friday June 12th, 2010. The program starts Monday June 22nd, 2010 to Friday September 4th, 2010 at the ExtremeU offices in Toronto at Yonge and King. The final demo day will be Tuesday September 15th, 2010 at Demo camp.
Why: Let’s face it we need a program like this in our community!
Questions? Ask email@example.com.