Silicon Valley digital – Canadian Technology Accelerator

We are here to help you expand your operations in international markets and will continue doing so during these challenging times. Due to travel restrictions, we are currently offering our CTA programs virtually.

Are you looking to scale your technology business? The San Francisco and Silicon Valley region is the leading global hub for technology, venture capital and entrepreneurship. Canadian tech start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises can achieve their business objectives and capitalize on opportunities by accessing the unique resources of the Silicon Valley. The Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program in Silicon Valley provides an entry point to qualified firms seeking funding, partnerships and business development services.

Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
March 30, 2022 (23:59 pm PT)May 2 to June 29, 20223 to 5 hours per week

Who should apply

We are seeking 8 early-stage high-growth Canadian tech start-ups that are looking to expand in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. Companies from all sectors are encouraged to apply.

We would like to work with start-ups that have:

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) supports diversity, equity and inclusion in trade. We strongly encourage companies led by Canadians of all backgrounds and orientations to apply.

What we offer your business

This program will offer selected companies with access to:


This program will offer virtual supports for about 3 to 5 hours per week starting May 2, 2022. Companies will participate in:

What you will gain

You will gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities for your technology in Silicon Valley and will also receive strategic business advice. You will have the opportunity to present your technology to potential clients, partners and investors.


“Having been part of several programs, this one is the best by far because of the relevancy of the content and the credibility of the participants. It seems the program has been carefully curated to only include actionable and real-life material, delivered from former entrepreneurs who have been in the trenches.” Jonathan Borduas, CEO Shapeshift 3D

“Simply put, the CTA experience gave us access to experts with the know how and expertise to succeed.” Jean Le Bouthillier, CEO & Founder at QoHash

Successfully raised a $8M Series A funding 3-months after participating in the CTA program.

Contact us

Learn more about the CTA in Silicon Valley by contacting:

Palo Alto

Thierry Lu
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology
Accelerator - Silicon Valley

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

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