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Canada-Chicago Mentoring Program (C2MP), A Canada Technology Accelerator Pilot in 2020

Date: February 06, 2020
Venue: MATTER
Location: Chicago, United States of America
Target Audience: Canadian Lifesciences/Healthcare Start-ups
Sector: Life sciences

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is seeking applications from innovative Canadian companies in the Lifesciences/Healthcare sectors. The TCS has entered into a partnership with Point B (formerly Chicago Innovation Mentors) at MATTER, the Life sciences/Healthcare nexus in downtown Chicago to provide strategic guidance to Canadian start-ups. Point B is a translational and acceleration program that collaborates with universities, research institutions, and corporations to held advance life sciences, healthcare, and digital health ventures through team-based mentorship.

Why your company should participate?  

Program for selected companies: 

Part 1: Orientation for the program (January 2020)

Part 2: Day of Acceleration in Chicago (February 6, 2020)

Part 3: Six Month Mentoring Program (February 6– August 2020) – Total number of monthly meetings: 6 (in addition to the Day of Acceleration).  Note:  The last meeting will be held in August 2020 and will include a debrief with the Trade Commissioner Service in Chicago and Point B

Program Expectations

Eligibility criteria

C2MP companies are selected using a competitive application process. Ideal candidates have:

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Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

The Trade Commissioners, Laura Dalby (laura.dalby@international.gc.ca) and Chantal Glass (chantal.glass@international.gc.ca), specialize in the Innovation and Healthcare/Lifesciences sectors for the Chicago market and can provide information on this and other local events as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.


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