Time to prepare your elevator pitches! The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is launching a 16-week virtual educational program for Canadian companies looking to break into the U.S. market. The program will be offered twice annually: March to June 2013 and September 2013 to January 2014.
The program, Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) CleanTech, provides participating companies with access to industry experts, financiers and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and New York City. The goal is to bridge more cooperation and business opportunities between Canada and the U.S. in the area of clean technology, including:
Participants have the opportunity to focus on New York City, Silicon Valley, or both. Each track offers educational elements specific to their distinct markets. In particular, the program provides access to:
If that isn’t reason enough to apply, the Canadian Trade Commissioner will also provide support to participating companies including:
This isn’t the first time that the Canadian Trade Commissioner has offered a service like this. In 2012, the CTA CleanTech initiative helped thirteen Canadian companies tap into New York City, which is increasingly taking center-stage as a hot-bed for internet-based technology entrepreneurship."
For more information on the 13 companies, please visit the Dealbook that was provided to local networks during the events:
Qualified candidates who would like to be considered for the 16-week virtual CTA CleanTech starting in March 2013 can now apply online.
As you complete the application, please review the criteria that the screening committee will consider in determining which companies are selected for the CTA CleanTech.
If you still have questions, please register to one of our Q&A sessions with Régine Clement, Trade Commissioner, NYC and Daniel Matross, Trade Commissioner, San Francisco in January 2013.
The deadline for receiving applications is January 31, 2013!
For more information, please contact:
Consulate General of Canada in New York
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco
580 California Street, 14th floor
San Francisco, CA 94104