Want $4000 to grow your business in another country? (CDMN Soft Landing Program 2019)

Want $4000 to grow your business in another country? 

CDMN Soft Landing Program 2019 

VIATEC is now a member of the CDMN (Canadian Digital Media Network) and they have a great Soft Landing Program that has just opened applications for 2019! VIATEC members can utilize this program to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad. Successful candidates will receive up to $4,000 CAD in reimbursable expenses to help offset transportation and accommodation costs.

VIATEC is now one of 29 innovation hubs across the country. As a member of CDMN, one of the many benefits is being able to share and administer their valuable programs directly with VIATEC members. Members who are interested in applying for the program and want support can contact rbennett@viatec.ca

Deadline to apply is May 26, 2019 - Don’t miss out!

The Soft Landing program offers qualified, mature startups and SMEs exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada. Companies landing at a co-working space, accelerator or incubator may also have the costs associated with workspace covered for up to three months. Both the location and the specific landing facility are always determined by the company based on their business needs and market pull.

VIATEC members that have participated in this program before include Industrial Plankton Inc., LlamaZOO Interactive, Limbic Media and Plurilock. 

Program Details:

Cohort

Application Open

Time to Begin Travel

Spring/Summer 2019

May 13-26, 2019

June 2019 - August 2019

Fall 2019

July 26-Aug 11, 2019 

Sept 2019- December 2019

Winter 2020

Nov 11-24, 2019

Jan 2020- March 2020

 

Note: dates are subject to change.

Criteria:

  • Canadian tech company (established startup or scale-up);

  • Product has launched and generating revenue;

  • Demonstrate a strong probability of creating jobs, closing sales or securing investment outside of Canada;

  • Clearly define potential meetings and the expected outcome in dollar value; and

  • Applying to attend an event, conference, trade show or trade mission is NOT eligible.

  • Travel within Canada is NOT eligible.

Have questions about qualification criteria? Email softlanding@cdmn.ca.

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CDMN Hub representatives can provide advice and are consulted during the application process. Applicants will be evaluated based on several criteria, including revenue generation over the last 12 months, current state of the business and/or product and the viability of proclaimed goals and objectives. Companies that located in a region without a CDMN hub partner are still welcome to apply.

About CDMN

The Canadian Digital Media Network offers programs that provide tech companies with national and international opportunities to help bring more digital media solutions to market, creating jobs and wealth in Canada.

Since 2012, CDMN has helped 531 Canadian companies expand nationally and internationally through 739 landings to 63 countries, resulting in more than 87.3M in new revenue and 250 jobs created.

“VIATEC is excited to be a part of CDMN. Communities across Canada have a great opportunity to realize significant impact from their local tech sector and, while tech is already the number one industry in Victoria with over $4 billion in annual revenues, we are focused on helping our innovative entrepreneurs to scale up their companies and products to their highest potential. As one of Canada’s oldest tech associations, we are eager to learn from our peers and share our experiences. By working as part of a national network we expect we can lend a hand and learn a lot about building the most valuable programs and events for our members and our community.”

– Dan Gunn, CEO, VIATEC