ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS WITH TAP.
Prepare your business to reach its global potential with the Edmonton Trade Accelerator Program (TAP). TAP provides small to medium-sized enterprises access to industry experts to develop and execute a personalized market-entry export plan.
PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE NEXT LEVEL.
The Trade Accelerator Program is an innovative program, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets.
GROW WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS.
We will connect your business with top industry experts, provide you with the necessary coaching needed to build a personalized export strategy, and equip you with the tools and resources to find success as you grow your business.
“TAP offered us the support and structure to move forward our export planning in a thoughtful and efficient way. It showed us that local products from Canada can compete on a global scale and gave us the confidence to enter new markets.”
- Keenan Pascal, CEO & Founder, Token Naturals
HOW TAP WORKS
The Trade Accelerator Program is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets. Due to the generous support from our partners, there is a participation fee of $495 for the program instead of the original cost of $5,000 per company. All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.
REALIZE THE EXPORT POTENTIAL OF YOUR BUSINESS WITH TAP.
UPCOMING SESSIONS 2021
Edmonton Session 1 - Digital
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this session has been canceled. Any registrants have been advised and moved to future sessions. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.
Grande Prairie Session 1 - Digital
Week 1 Day 1: March 30
Week 1 Day 2: April 1
Week 2 Day 3: April 8
Week 3 Day 4: April 15
Week 4 Day 5: April 22
Week 5 Day 6: April 27
Week 5 Day 7: April 29
Export Plan Due: May 15 (5PM)
Mentoring Days: May 31 - June 2
Edmonton Session 2 - Digital
Week 1 Day 1: April 5
Week 1 Day 2: April 7
Week 2 Day 3: April 12
Week 3 Day 4: April 19
Week 4 Day 5: April 26
Week 5 Day 6: May 3
Week 5 Day 7: May 5
Export Plan Due: May 19 (5PM)
Mentoring Days: June 3-4
Session 3 - Digital
Week 1 Day 1: September 7
Week 1 Day 2: September 9
Week 2 Day 3: September 16
Week 3 Day 4: September 23
Week 4 Day 5: September 20
Week 5 Day 6: October 5
Week 5 Day 7: October 7
Export Plan Due: October 22 (5PM)
Mentoring Days: Week of November 1
TAP VIRTUAL DELIVERY
TAP Virtual is delivered over 7 half-day sessions, concluding with one-on-one mentoring sessions.
Nationally, companies experience an increase in overall sales one year after participation.
More than 71% of participants are now actively exporting in markets including China, India, Mexico, Japan, U.K., Italy, Sweden, and the United States.
Nearly 90% of participants declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally upon completing the program.
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NATIONAL LOGISTICS PARTNER
TAP is supported by the Mobilizing SMEs to Export Initiative to assist in delivering Canada's Export Diversification Strategy. The Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative provides funding to the existing Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) created by the Toronto Region Board of Trade in order to continue and expand TAP programming.