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United States education technology - Canadian Technology Accelerator

The Education Tech (EdTech) Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) is a seven-month hybrid program meant to accelerate the business development of high-growth potential startup companies in the United States (US).

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Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
August 21, 2024 at 11:59pm PTOctober 9, 2024 to March 26, 2025Approximately 4 hours a month over 6 months

Benefits of joining

The CTA will give you:

Who should apply

Companies must be student-oriented solutions targeted at the K-12 public school market and be interested in expanding into the United States. We are looking for high-potential, scale-up stage companies that provide:

Your company must be able to demonstrate traction and have:

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

What you need to apply

How the program works

The CTA program will be delivered using a hybrid model, including both virtual and in-person programming. The program includes:


"The accelerator gave us new ideas and tactics to implement and try around research, ambassador programs, and more. It gave us a lot of information we didn't have previously re: Funding in the USA."

Eric de Couto- Head of development, Spaces edu

"For us, it was imperative to understand the process from start to finish (lead gen to onboarding). The sessions were very detailed and addressed all the necessary steps. Our highlight was finalizing a 7-year contract (through RFP) that overlapped with our time during the program".

Matthew Rupoli, REPerformance

"Through our participation in the program with RYE and our interactions at ERDI, we've pinpointed a significant need among school districts for our offering of helping teacher automate their joyless administrative tasks. This validation from potential customers confirms the alignment of our product with the current needs of educational institutions and is currently helping us refine our product and communication strategy."

Jonathan Bloomfield, Scoolio

"Navigating Funding and K12 Sales [workshops] taught us new things that we can take action on. One-on-one meetings about building a sales team were valuable because we've been exploring this recently and they were able to give us expert opinions and new ideas."

Andrew Saunders, Rally

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting:

Isabella Schilpp: Senior Trade Commissioner and Program Co-Director Canadian Technology Accelerator

Isabella Schilpp
Senior Trade Commissioner and Program Co-Director
Canadian Technology Accelerator: Los Angeles
Canada's Trade Commissioner Service

Safia Morsly-Fikai: TSenior Trade Commissioner and Program Co-Director

Safia Morsly-Fikai
Senior Trade Commissioner and Program Co-Director
Canadian Technology Accelerator: New York
Canada's Trade Commissioner Service

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