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Startup Global 2022

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

In efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, upcoming events may be cancelled, modified, or postponed. Consult the official event organizer or event website for up-to-date information.

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Date: February 1 to December 31, 2022
Venue: Digital/online portal and in-person events. Virtual - Time zone is Eastern daylight time (EDT). In-person in Ottawa October 20.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Target Audience: Canadian entrepreneurs, startups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in all industry sectors that are interested in exporting, starting to export or actively doing business abroad.
Sector: Aerospace, Agriculture and processed foods, Arts and cultural industries, Automotive, Chemicals, Clean technologies, Consumer products, Defence and security, Education, Financial and insurance services, Fish and seafood, Forestry and wood products, Industrial machinery, Information and communications technologies, Infrastructure, Investment, Life sciences, Mining, Ocean technologies, Oil and gas, Professional services, Tourism, Transportation, Wine, beer and spirits

Event Description:

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is proud to participate in Startup Global 2022 (formerly the Canadian Export Challenge), presented by Startup Canada in collaboration with Export Development Canada (EDC) and UPS.

Startup Global is taking place from February to October this year and will help support the growth of Canadian entrepreneurs and SMEs in learning how to effectively do business around the world through free digital events and resources, including:

Startup Day:

The TCS will also be participating in Startup Canada’s Startup Day. Startup Day takes place on October 20, and gathers entrepreneurs, innovators, industry executives, and government representatives to empower Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Participants can attend virtually, or in-person at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Canada’s Chief Trade Commissioner, Sara Wilshaw, will be moderating a panel on how we can create more inclusive landscapes for exporters from diverse backgrounds to grow and scale their businesses. The Grand Finale of the Startup Global Pitch Competition also takes place as part of Startup Day, where the TCS will be participating in the judging!

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Why your organization should participate:

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Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

Access additional resources on the Startup Global portal and participate in webinars to learn more about how the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) can help Canadian businesses grow by doing business abroad.

TCS services are free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.

The TCS helps Canadian companies navigate the complexities of international markets. With 1,000 Trade Commissioners on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide, the TCS offers market intelligence and an unmatched network of contacts to help Canadian companies succeed abroad.

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