Startup Global 2023
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.
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
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:
- an online portal with educational resources on exporting
- webinars on a variety of topics
- one-on-one mentorship opportunities
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:
- The intention/ability to export
- Less than $1,000,000 in revenue or have no current sales as of April 11, 2023
- Have business/operations in Canada
- For the Grand Finale, only one representative of each company may pitch to the panel of judges or answer questions from the judges and/or audience
Register to attend
Visit Startup Canada’s Startup Global page to register for the portal and:
- apply for the pitch competition
- access free resources
- participate in free events
For the latest Startup Global updates, be sure to follow #StartupGlobal.
Why your organization should participate:
- Gain insights and market intelligence
- Pitch your product /service to selected audiences
- Receive mentoring and coaching
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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