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Canada-Chicago Mentoring Program (C2MP)

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 10, 2021
Venue: Matter Health (or Virtual TBD)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Sector: Life sciences

*Applications open from October 15 to November 13, 2020

The Trade Commissioner Service has entered into a partnership with Point B 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.

The Canada-Chicago Mentoring Program (C2MP) catalyzes the local Chicago life sciences/healthcare ecosystem to accelerate technology commercialization opportunities by matching experienced and supportive mentoring teams with early stage innovators.

Why participate?  

Program for the selected companies

Part 1: Orientation for the program (January 2021)

Part 2: Day of Acceleration in Chicago (February 10, 2021)

Part 3: Six Month Mentoring Program (February 10 – August 2021) – Total number of monthly meetings: 6 (in addition to the Day of Acceleration). 

Program Expectations

Eligibility criteria

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

How to apply?

If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Laura Dalby or Julien Rosan at to receive the application form. Space is limited to FOUR Canadian companies; all applicants will be qualified by a vetting committee.

Deadline: Completed forms must be received at the Consulate by November 13, 2020, to be considered.

Why your organization should participate:

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

The Trade Commissioner, Julien Rosan (, specializes in the Information and Communications Technology sector for the Chicago market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, 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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