The New York and Silicon Valley Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) recruitment campaigns are currently underway! Next groups will be starting in August and will run till the end of December. Please note that the Silicon Valley CTA program has now been consolidated into one program/location at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA and will be accepting a total of 6 companies for the group.  For both NY and SV, the current program format is one month of virtual programming (August) followed by four months in market.


Looking for companies that are:

  • Post-seed
  • Have a fully-built and validated product with a differentiated technology
  • Have existing traction in the marketplace and have the potential to scale
  • Have specific goals and a clear strategy for entry into either the NYC or CA market & are prepared to prospect and close deals
  • Able send at least one senior member (C-level or Founder) or a business development officer to take part in the program.
  • The NYC CTAfocuses mainly on the Digital Media sector (ex: AdTech, FinTech, SaaS, e-Commerce/Retail, Big Data Analytics etc.)
  • The Silicon Valley CTAfocuses on the tech sector in general and supports companies in a wide range of sub-sectors (social media, gaming, cybersecurity, FintTech, Consumer electronics, connected car, drones, wireless, telecom, etc.).


Please click on the four links below for the one-pagers (English/French) with additional information on both programs.

To apply:

  1. CTA New York City program (English)
  2. CTA New York City program (French)
  3. CTA Silicon Valley program (English)
  4. CTA Silicon Valley program (French)

Deadline for submission is June 10th, 2016.


If you wish to have more information, please contact:

Stéphane Crépeau, BA, MSc.

Trade Commissioner / Délégué commercial

Atlantic Region/Région de l’Atlantique

Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada

1791 Barrington Street, Suite 415, Halifax, B3J 3K9, Canada

Tel. / tél.: (902) 426-9957

Fax. / télec.: (902) 426-5218

Email / courriel:

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