Accelerating Your Growth Bootcamp - Overview - Toronto

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Accelerating Your Growth - Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston Market Access.

Overview of the Toronto session for The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Technology Bootcamp.

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Accelerating Your Growth Bootcamp - Overview - Toronto

  1. 1. Accelerating Your Growth [Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston Market Access] TCS Technology Bootcamps Eastern Canada April 14-20, 2010
  2. 2. Accelerating your Growth Bootcamp Partners
  3. 3. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) Canada’s most comprehensive network of international trade professionals. Located in more than 160 cities worldwide and expanding: •  With 22 Locations in USA alone •  Expanded network in China, India, Mexico, and Brazil 18 offices across Canada. •  Ontario locations in Toronto, Windsor, Waterloo & Ottawa
  4. 4. Building Canada’s Economy The TCS promotes Canada’s economic interests in the global marketplace. The TCS facilitates: •  Foreign-market •  Technology transfer access •  Licensing agreements •  Trade leads •  Joint venture development •  Exports •  Investment in Canada •  Business contacts •  Research and •  Events development (R&D) partnerships
  5. 5. Our clients •  Are small, medium and large companies; •  Are established in Canada; •  Do business abroad; and •  Have researched their market(s). We help you: – Export – Invest abroad – Seek technology and capital – Develop R&D partnerships
  6. 6. Boot Camp Program Goals •  Introduce companies into TCS pipeline –  Regional offices and local development organizations –  Consulates in key US markets •  Identify firms with highest potential –  Qualify through evaluation by expert panels Boston •  Prepare those companies for fast Silicon New York growth Valley –  Coach on methodology, culture, strategy and tactics •  Accelerate company growth with customized Market Access programs –  Silicon Valley –  Boston, New York City
  7. 7. TCS Technology Growth Program In In USA Canada • Aftercare Missions Trade Track One • C100 Mentoring Commissioner Silicon Valley • Canadian Technology Accelerator at Service Plug & Play Bootcamps Start with US NE strategic partnership and Canadian Track Two financing forum Oct 2010( In-territory Regional Offices New York City visits, Company introductions and Mentoring assistance ) Other Competitions and Rankings US NE strategic partnership and Track Three financing forum Oct 2010( In-territory Boston visits, Company introductions and Mentoring assistance ) Preparation Qualification/Selection Access Growth!!
  8. 8. Target Companies •  ICT and related high growth sectors –  Wireless/mobile infrastructure and apps –  Software and social media –  Health IT, Green IT, Auto IT •  In revenue, looking to achieve faster growth –  Prepared to expand beyond Canada –  North America as a launch pad •  Needs –  Understanding of global markets and trends –  Connections (through TCS) –  Growth capital
  9. 9. Silicon Valley •  Provide platform for companies to access resources –  Partners –  Customers –  Funding –  Talents –  Infrastructure –  Entrepreneurship culture •  Short programs –  Bootcamp aftercare missions: “48 Hours in the Valley” –  Road trips •  Immersion programs –  Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) @ PlugandPlay –  mentorship and corporate partnership
  10. 10. Canadian Technology Accelerator @ Plug and Play •  Tying Canadian companies into Silicon Valley •  Six offices (+ 2 virtual) •  Free space for 3 months •  Access to Plug and Play and Consulate connection services
  11. 11. •  Initiative for Canadians, by Canadians •  “Top 100 most influential Canadian ex-pats in Silicon Valley” –  Venture Capitalists –  Serial Entrepreneurs –  Fortune 500 C-level execs •  Multi-threaded mission –  Mentorship –  Networking –  Innovation/Commercialization policy www.thec100.org
  12. 12. Boston / New England Market •  Provide platform for companies to access resources –  Partners –  Customers –  Funding –  Talent –  Infrastructure –  Entrepreneurship •  After Care Mission –  US Northeast strategic partnership and financing forum Oct 2010 The program will include an investment forum, In-territory visits, company introductions to private equity firms, potential customers, and potential strategic partners as well as mentoring assistance to companies selected through the boot camp initiative
  13. 13. New York City •  Provide platform for companies to access resources –  Partners –  Customers –  Funding –  Talent –  Infrastructure –  Entrepreneurship •  After care mission –  US Northeast strategic partnership and financing forum Oct 2010 The program will include speed dating, In- territory visits, company introductions to private equity firms and potential customers and Mentoring assistance to companies selected through the boot camp initiative
  14. 14. Thank you to our Partners

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