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Canadian Export Challenge, May 9 – June 17, 2019

Canadian Export Challenge, May 9 – June 17, 2019

Fast track your global growth

This spring, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is supporting Startup Canada’s second annual Canadian Export Challenge, in collaboration with Export Development Canada (EDC) and UPS.

The 2019 Canadian Export Challenge will showcase and support the global ambitions of some 15,000 Canadian entrepreneurs.

Startup Canada - Canadian Export Challenge


2019 Global Entrepreneur Cohort

Accepted entrepreneurs can:

  • pitch to win $25,000 in cash
  • win up to an additional $100,000 in support
  • attend a 1-day Global Accelerator to learn from and connect with Canada’s global expansion support providers
  • gain privileged access to trade missions, market intelligence, global accelerators, and a digital and in-person partner network to help them grow

Applications to join the 2019 Global Entrepreneur Cohort closed April 30, 2019


Benefits of participating

  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Pitch your product and services to select audiences
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Who should participate

Canadian start-ups, entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises in all industry sectors who are actively doing business abroad as well as those companies interested in exporting.


What the TCS can do for you

Meet with Trade Commissioners from across Canada at CXC to:

  • Gain market-entry advice and insights
  • Learn how free trade agreements give preferential access to Canadian companies in diverse markets around the world
  • Join the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) You #CanExport: Go Global with TCS Funding and Support Programs workshop
  • Find out how to access funding and support programs like CanExport, Canadian Technology Accelerators and Business Women in International Trade

Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.

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