Trade Commissioner Service in Boston honours International Women’s History Month
International Women’s Day and National Women’s History Month (U.S.) celebrate the achievements and historic moments of women across the globe. In honour of these two events, the Consulate General of Canada in Boston is planning a women’s trade mission, Canadian Women in Tech: Market Testing Lab, from March 24‑26, 2020. The three‑day program will introduce Canadian women‑led organizations to the booming business environment of the Greater Boston Area.
Boston was rated the second‑best city in the world for women entrepreneurs by the 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Rating. Evaluated based off of the available funding in the city, success of existing companies, and a unique innovation ecosystem, the city has proven itself to be a leading global tech hub. Additionally, the abundance of networking opportunities and funding programs created for women‑led startups makes Boston an ideal starting point for women entrepreneurs.
The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in Boston will introduce participating organizations to these resources in the upcoming trade mission. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, make connections with local entrepreneurs, and learn the differences between doing business in Canada and the United States. The Cambridge Innovation Centre will host a co‑working space where participants can meet with potential local partners, buyers, investors, and peers in between events. The co‑working space is situated in the heart of Kendall Square, making it the place to be to learn about the secrets of growing a business in Boston. Attendees will also be able to network with fellow Canadian and American tech entrepreneurs at Venture Café’s SheConnects 2020, a major event that celebrates the brightest female entrepreneurs in the Greater Boston Area.
Canadian technology entrepreneurs and businesswomen are encouraged to attend this exciting program. The TCS in Boston is looking for early‑stage tech companies that are beyond the ideation stage, founded or led by women and ideally with existing revenue or funding. Targeted sub‑sectors include BioTech, MedTech, Digital Health, EdTech, FoodTech, SportsTech, FinTech, and OceanTech.
If this opportunity sounds interesting to you, send your application by email to Colette.Lekborg@international.gc.ca by Friday, February 7 at the latest. In your application please include:
- a short paragraph describing the nature of your company,
- a list of your business’ achievements to date, and
- an explanation of what you hope to gain from this opportunity.
The Trade Commissioner Service will cover all program costs, with the exception of travel expenses.
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