Export, Innovate, Invest - The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service CTAs - Boston


Life Sciences, Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainable Technologies, Emerging Food Products

"As a result of the CTA@Boston, we increased sales with a visible pipeline of nearly $1million, made an estimated dozen legitimate business development leads, and gained a strategic partner. All connections and introductions started from connections from the Trade Commissioners at CTA@Boston."

- Ayogo Health Inc.

Why Boston?

The Hub for Innovation

  • Thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem: MassChallenge, Tech Stars, Corporate Innovation Centers, strong angel investment groups, a vibrant start-up community
  • Over 100 universities including MIT, Harvard, Tufts and research institutions
  • The 10 largest global pharmaceutical companies.
  • Highest concentration of biotechnology companies in the world (600) and over 400 medical device companies
  • Strong Tech cluster – EMC, Nuance, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM
  • Massachusetts is a leader in clean energy and sustainable technologies
  • Massachusetts is the #2 venture capital hub in the U.S.

What is CTA@Boston?

Program Structure

  • 4-months of office space, services and access to events at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square and access to events
  • Seats for up to two executives from your company

Benefits include:

  • Team mentors from the Canadian Mentoring Service
  • Pitch Coach
  • Member privileges at key industry associations
  • Special workshops and service provider office hours
  • Access to the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (www.TheCENE.org) network
  • Weekly newsletter

Is it right for you?

Accelerator candidates are small to mid-sized Canadian companies from Life Sciences, ICT (including Green IT and Health IT), Robotics and Security technologies, and Emerging Food Product sectors.

Companies must demonstrate initial traction in the market, differentiated technology, and potential to grow the business by making connections in the Boston area.

The CTA@Boston team also runs the short in-market program “48hrs in the Hub.”

Upcoming Opportunities

Summer 2015

Call for Applications:
December 23 - January 23
Selection of Participants:
February 2015
Program Duration:
4 months from May

Fall 2015

Call for Applications:
May - June 15, 2015
Selection of Participants:
July 2015
Program Duration:
4 months from September

Winter 2016


** The CTA@Boston accepts companies three times per year and has three cohort start-dates per year. Entrepreneurs can request to start with a particular cohort, subject to availability of seats at the CTA.