Trade Commissioner Service hosts Boot Camps in Eastern Canada

by Rob Lewis

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, in conjunction with the Trade Commissioner Service, and its partners KPMG and Miller Thompson are holding Boot Camps on the East Coast as part of their Technology Growth Initiative (TGI).

Interested companies can attend morning coaching sessions, the networking keynote lunch and observe a select number of company pitches.

Companies that are ready to pitch can apply to become one of the select number of Canadian companies who will pitch their technology to an expert panel.

The Canadian companies with the highest evaluation scores will be invited to participate in the next phase of TGI, where they will be given access to key markets and decision makers in the United States through a technology pipeline, specially tailored and developed by the Trade Commissioner Service. 

The East Coast TGI roadtrip is as follows:

  • April 27th - Halifax - Cleantech and ICT
  • April 28th - Quebec City - ICT
  • April 29th - London - Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences
  • May 2nd - Toronto - Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences
  • May 3rd - Ottawa - Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences
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