Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative Recruitment – Fall 2017


Global Affairs Canada is now recruiting the fall 2017 cohorts (August – December 2017) for the Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative. Programs will be running simultaneously Boston, New York, and Silicon Valley.

What is it?

The Canadian Technology Accelerator helps high-potential, high-growth Canadian technology SMEs seeking to expand to the US through a 5-month program of workshops, events, mentorship and business introductions. Learn more about the accelerator at: http://international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/cta-atc

Looking for companies that have:

  • Proven product and business model
  • Minimum of $1M in revenue and/or investment
  • Existing traction in the marketplace and the potential to scale
  • Have specific goals and a clear strategy for entry to the Boston, New York or Silicon Valley markets
  • Ability to prospect and close deals
  • At least one senior member (C-level or Founder) or a business development officer to take part in the program.


When and Where

The deadline to apply for all programs is June 12th.

Companies can apply here: https://questionnaire.simplesondage.com/s/CTA-Application

 

What’s the difference between programs?

Each program reflects the industries that are most prominent in their respective cities:

Boston: (coordinatorSusan.Ahearn@international.gc.ca)
ICT
: IoT, Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence, CleanTech, Digital Health, FinTech, SaaS, e-Commerce, Big Data
Life Sciences: Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Drug Discovery

New York (coordinatorJoshua.Kleyman@international.gc.ca)
SaaS, AdTech, FinTech, Cybersecurity, IoT, e-commerce, Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Valley (coordinatorBryan.Bowman@international.gc.ca)
AUVs, Fintech, Telecoms, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Digital Entertainment, AR/VR/Mixed reality, Social Media, AdTech, Enterprise, Cybersecurity & Consumer Electronics