Guest Blog written by the Canadian Digital Media Network
Are you ready to take your business global? Canadian companies must grow global to succeed in a global digital economy.
There’s only so much that can be done through phone calls, emails and video conferencing. Sometimes the difference between closing a company-changing piece of business and a missed opportunity is a face-to-face meeting to close the deal.
That’s where the Canadian Digital Media Network’s Outbound Soft-Landing Program comes in. The program offers qualified, mature startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exposure to business opportunities around the world.
It provides the opportunity to work from a partnered accelerator, incubator or co-working space to obtain regional support and resources to help open new markets, close international sales or connect with new partners. Through the program, Canadian companies looking to expand in foreign markets anywhere in the world can qualify for up to three months of residency in partner facilities equipped to support their growth, plus up to $4,000 for transportation and hotel costs.
Ideal candidates are generating revenue already and have goals of growing their customer base, opening a satellite office, or developing distribution channels or secure partnerships.
Now in its third cohort, 29 participating companies have already secured over $20 million in new opportunities and sales, established key partnerships and connections.
How to Apply
As a hub member of the Canadian Digital Media Network, Innovation Factory provides you with exclusive access to this program. We’re accepting applications from July 30, 2013 to August 20, 2013 for companies looking to participate in soft landings outside the country between September 17 and December 31, 2013.
Please contact Tammy Hwang ([email protected]) to find out more information about application requirements.
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For further enquiries please contact Lisa Cashmore, Manager, Soft-Landing Program, Canadian Digital Media Network; 519-804-2980 ext. 1075 or [email protected].