Atlantic Trade Mission to Atlanta
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May 20-24, 2024

Launch Export Atlantic Incubator

Helping Your Atlantic Canadian Business Get Export Ready

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Excited about growing your company?

Curious about expanding your sales outside of your province and Canada but not sure how to begin?

The Launch Export Atlantic Incubator is a virtual export readiness program that builds the export capacity of small businesses in Atlantic Canada with the goal of enabling long-term economic growth in the region. This program will help you find the answers you need and support you as you learn along the way.

More About the Program Benefits
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Launch Export will select 32 eligible companies (eight from each Atlantic Province) to participate in this program.

With the support of the provincial and federal governments, each participating company will be given access to an estimated $15,000 of valuable export training, coaching and consultation.

To be considered for the Launch Export Program, you must be a registered business in Atlantic Canada that qualifies as a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME – 499 or fewer employees). There are eight available spots per province and there will be a selection process to assess and finalize applicants. It is important to note that all selected businesses must agree to fully participate in the training and coaching portions of the Launch Export Program.

More About the Program Guidelines
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To be eligible for Launch Export, the company must:

  • Be a registered business in Atlantic Canada
  • Qualify as a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME – 499 or fewer employees)
  • Have a developed product and/or service available for purchase
  • Be available to fully participate in all required program activities, including:
    • Needs Assessment Interview
    • Virtual Training
    • Participate in coaching activities (online or via phone)
    • Complete an Export Monthly Action Plan, (Export MAP) to guide export planning
    • Participate in all program surveys

If you are selected for participation in the Launch Export Atlantic Incubator, you will receive:

  • Targeted export educational sessions including:
    • Customer Discovery, Sales Training, Digital Marketing, Export Budgeting/Cash Flow Projections, Pricing Strategies for Export and Trade Show/Mission Training
  • 1:1 Coaching opportunities to help solve your export challenges and get advice on entering foreign markets
  • Digital Marketing Asset Allowance
  • Educational Trade Mission to the United States
    • Pre-mission sessions focused on how to prepare for the mission, elements required for planning, what to expect in market, and following up on international sales opportunities
    • Select meetings with Canadian government and business organizations in the target city
    • Opportunities for companies to visit sector-specific sites of interest including business incubation centres, accelerators, start-up zones, research centres, educational partners, advanced manufacturing centres and more

Fees

The training component fee is $250 and covers the cost of your export training, support services, and coaching. All training sessions will be delivered virtually via Zoom.

The Educational Trade Mission fee is $250. Participants are responsible for all costs associated with travel, meals, and accommodations. However, the Launch Export Atlantic Incubator reimburses 75% of the costs of air travel and accommodations for one participant per company (up to $2,100) once a travel claim is submitted with all receipts.

For complete program details, please refer to the Launch Export Atlantic Incubator Program Guidelines.

Complete the Online Application Here

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