In 2019, Startup Canada, in collaboration with UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service rallied more than 1,500 Canadian entrepreneurs to join the Global Entrepreneur Cohort to become export-ready and to graduate from their 1-day global accelerator.
The Canadian Export Challenge was such a success we’re hosting one more accelerator in Toronto on October 23rd during Small Business Week. Apply to PITCH to win $25,000 where you will have an opportunity to be a ‘Wildcard’ in our winner’s circle!
DEADLINE: Application deadline is October 4th or until capacity is reached.
Accepted entrepreneurs will:
– Have a chance to pitch to win $25,000 at the Final Showdown taking place at the Toronto accelerator;
– Network with your peers;
– Connect with Canada’s entire trade ecosystem in one place, on one day;
– Gain privileged access to all partner programs/ offers and early access to global trade missions, accelerators and supplier diversity opportunities; and,
– Receive the official graduate pin and certificate signed by Minister Ng, Minister Carr, Canada’s Chief Trade Commissioner and the President’s of Export Development Canada, UPS and Startup Canada.
8:00-9:00 AM | Pitch Competition to be the Wildcard at the Final Showdown
9:00-9:30 AM | Opening Remarks
9:30-10:10 AM | Entrepreneur’s Going Global Panel
10:10-10:25 AM | Presentation from UPS Canada
10:25-10:45 AM | Health Break & Passport Tour in Growth Lounge
10:45-11:00 AM | Presentation from Export Development Canada
11:00-11:15 AM | Presentation from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
11:15-11:20 AM | Wildcard Pitch Winner Announcement
11:20-12:20 PM | Final Showdown
12:20-12:35 PM | Closing Keynote
12:35-12:40 | Winner Announcement
12:40 PM | Graduation
This application form will take 9 minutes to complete.
The team will be reviewing your application and a Startup Canada team member will get back to you with next steps. Should you have any questions, please email [email protected].