New York and Silicon Valley cybersecurity – Canadian Technology Accelerator

Do you want to grow your cybersecurity company in the United States? New York City and Silicon Valley are 2 of the largest technology hubs in the country. As cyber-threats create a strong demand for more service providers, technology experts in major private sector companies are now investing to fill the demand. This presents opportunities for Canadian companies looking to enter this thriving market. The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) global business development program can give you the knowledge and connections you need to enter and succeed in this market.

Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, we are currently offering our CTA programs virtually. Our in-market program will resume based on advice from public health agencies and once travel restrictions are lifted.

Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesApplications status
January 31, 2021March 15 to May 28, 2021Closed

Who should apply

We are seeking innovative Canadian technology companies in:

We are seeking Canadian innovators who have:

The Trade Commissioner Service supports equality and diversity in trade. We strongly encourage companies led by Canadians of all backgrounds and orientations to apply.

What we offer

Upon acceptance to this CTA program, you will access:


This program will offer support virtually, including:

Following the guidelines for COVID-19, we will continue to reassess in-person attendance at RSA 2021. However, if a visit to the Silicon Valley region is possible, it will be recommended that the founders plan to spend a minimum of five days in the U.S.

Applications are now closed.

What you will gain

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities for their technology in New York City and Silicon Valley and will also receive strategic business advice. They will have the opportunity to present their technology to:

Contact us

Learn more about CTA New York or CTA Palo Alto by contacting:

Safia Morsly Fikai
Trade Commissioner, Canadian Technology
Accelerator New York

Thierry Lu
Trade Commissioner, Canadian Technology
Accelerator Palo Alto

For general inquiries on the CTA program, please contact the CTA Coordination Team at

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