Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

A DYNAMIC, HANDS-ON SIX-WEEK WORKSHOP HELPING
SMEs SCALE UP, DEVELOP AND EXECUTE AN EXPORT PLAN

TAP CANADA provides companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, giving
them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector.

HOW TO APPLY

NEWS: Government of Canada announces $6.7 million investment in
TAP expansion throughout Ontario! For more information CLICK HERE.

TAP Canada is now offered in seven cities across the country! For more information CLICK HERE.

STEP 1: ONBOARD

The program begins with an intensive two-day workshop to orient participating companies on the program, the exporting resources available to them and how they can build and implement a new market entry plan. Program partners and other experts share insights on international business development and exporting.

The objective: equip participants with the basic knowledge needed to support growing globally using presentations, case studies, mock negotiation exercises and interactive group workshops.

STEP 2: ASSESS

Approximately one week later is the one-day Export Planning Session. Participants receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors as they develop their export plan, detailing their strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan as well as supply chain and operational resources.

Over the next three weeks, the TAP team follows up with participants to support further development of their plan.

STEP 3: ACTIVATE

The companies have a total of three weeks before they must submit their final export plan. Submitted plans are assessed by the TAP team and its export advisors.

The final day of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback and relationship building. Participants receive 30-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions from each program partner focused on their plan and how to move forward, assisting them with the resources, information and contacts they need to go global.

LEARN HOW YOU
CAN PARTICIPATE:

CALL 416-862-4559
EMAIL tap@bot.com
Statistics on how TAP can grow your business

REALIZE YOUR GLOBAL POTENTIAL

NAVIGATE complexities of the global trade ecosystem
LEVERAGE Canada’s deep trade & investment resources
ACCESS tailored, face-to-face coaching & advice
LEARN about international best practices
ACCELERATE your export readiness
DEVELOP & implement a new market entry plan
EXPAND your global trade footprint & grow revenues

“Trying to get to this point on our own would have been near impossible or extremely time consuming. We now have partners that are keen to help us, and a well thought out export plan that has been reviewed by experts. We feel we are now really set up for success! I would definitely recommend the program to anyone thinking about export”

-Paterson Composites

“TAP opened our eyes to finance strategies we had not considered. Within two months, we acquired the necessary financing to take our company to the next level. This program will enhance your view of business, regardless of what stage of business you are at”

-Premise LED

PROGRAM MILESTONES

2019 TAP-GTA SESSIONS:

Cohort

February*

April

June

August

September**

October

November

(* special Food & Beverage cohort)

(** special Technology cohort)

2-day Workshop

February 12-13

April 3-4

June 5-6

August 21-22

September 4-5

October 2-3

November 4-5

Export Plan Day

February 20

April 11

June 13

August 27

September 11

October 10

November 14

Mentoring Day

Mar 27

May 16

July 17

September 26

October 15

November 12

December 17

Companies can participate in TAP via partner nomination or direct application. All applications are reviewed by the TAP team to ensure the program is a good fit and allow participants to maximize its benefits. All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.

HOW TO APPLY
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