Startup Global 2023

Date: May 8 to December 31, 2023
Venue: Digital/online portal and events at various locations throughout Canada
Location: 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 Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is proud to participate in Startup Global 2023, presented by Startup Canada in collaboration with Export Development Canada (EDC), UPS and Desjardins.

Startup Global is a virtual platform focused on supporting the growth of Canadian entrepreneurs and SMEs in learning how to effectively do business around the world. To do so, it offers free digital events and resources, including:

Pitch Competition:

Startup Global also features a Pitch Competition, where startups can pitch to Canadian business owners and trade specialists to win from a cash prize pool of $70,000 to help grow their business. Startups based in Canada can submit their application virtually before May 31. In- person “Pop-up” Pitch Competitions will also be taking place across Canada, as part of the Startup Canada Tour.

Pitch application criteria:

Register to attend

Visit Startup Canada’s Startup Global page to register for the portal and:

For the latest Startup Global updates, be sure to follow #StartupGlobal.

Why your organization should participate:

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

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

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service offers services free of charge to Canadian exporters and companies that meet our client criteria.

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