Ready to Go Global? Export Igniter is Here to Help!
Export Igniter is an acceleration program that helps growth-stage companies navigate the complexities of international business and break into new markets.
Over 12 weeks, participants receive programming, mentorship and resources. Graduates leave with a comprehensive export strategy, ready to be executed in-market.
“You don’t know what you don’t know. We’ve come to find out there’s a whole support network of people that know exactly the things you need to consider. The program really helped us figure out how to take the right steps into different markets” - Andrew Bedford, Ginger Design
“Export Igniter put us in contact with people that we wouldn’t normally know how to reach. The things we were trying to work on, they already had in place for us” – Tavis Marr, Marr’s Sweet Syrup
“To create a global impact you need to get out of your backyard. The Export Igniter program and mentorship that came with it was invaluable in helping us grow outside our region”- Keelen Gagnon, SimpTek Technologies
How Does it Work?
Subject matter experts (such as Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, Export Development Corporation, Opportunities NB, brokerage firms, legal, marketing, sales and more) lead bootcamp workshops to help you develop your plan.
Each entrepreneur is paired with a locally established and successful exporter who’s ‘been there, done that’. Mentors provide one-on-one time to act as sounding boards, share their experience and advice
Through a partnership with the University of New Brunswick entrepreneurs will be partnered with a team of highly motivated undergraduate business students who assist with research, lead generation and the development of an export strategy. Business intelligence and company databases are also available through the UNB business library.
You’ll graduate from the Export Igniter program with a comprehensive export strategy that’s ready to be executed in-market. You’ll also be in good standing to take advantage of other programs such as trade missions organized by partners such as Opportunities NB, Global Affairs Canada, and more!
Apply if you:
- Are revenue positive year-over-year
- Have a business-to-business sales model
- Are not currently exporting (or are looking to penetrate a new market)
- Can dedicate a senior representative to participate in programming
- Have a desire to be mentored
- Have an identified export target market
- Have completed the online self-assessment and are ready to export
100% of Export Igniter cohort 1 participants were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the program
Since ‘graduating’ cohort 1 participants created 9 new jobs for their expanding businesses
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