Startups can get extra leg up, thanks to Startup Camp Canada and Boast Capital

There's exciting news for entrepreneurs looking to get their company off the ground: a new initiative that provides high-scale mentoring for members of the tech industry has been launched.

Startup Camp Canada is being offered by Boast Capital, in partnership with the Plug and Play Center in Silicon Valley, California.

This hybrid accelerator program will provide Canadian startups time in both Calgary and Silicon Valley, with access to over 180 venture capital firms and angel investors, world-class entrepreneurs from companies like YouTube and Skype, and a community of leading universities and corporate partners.

The camp will roll out in two phases. The first phase is a 10-week program in the Valley, beginning on June 18, 2012. It will include workshops, a speaker series, mentorship sessions, and active coaching. The second phase, to begin in mid-September 2012, is a 16 to 18 week acceleration program held in Calgary. For this, startups will get learn a Startup MBA curriculum, including weekly courses on topics such as market discovery, business model design, sales and marketing, project management, and pitching and raising capital.

Qualified participants are also eligible to receive an investment of $25,000, with the opportunity to receive more funding later on.