Québec International today formalized a new partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Boston that will provide promising companies in the Quebec City region with greater access to the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) Program in Boston. The agreement follows a similar one reached with the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco/Palo Alto during the mission by the Mayor of Quebec City in September 2013.
CTAs provide Canadian start-ups in information and communication technology, digital and social media, gaming, clean technologies, life sciences, robotics, and food technologies with access to unique resources and contacts that can help their growth. This program makes office space in partner accelerators available to selected companies for four to six months.
“These agreements reflect the international vision we have for our companies, whatever their stage of development. We are looking, with such partnerships, to facilitate their access to the three elements that are essential for their success: expertise and experience, financing, and networks of contacts,” said Carl Viel, President and CEO of Québec International.
“Participating companies can count on numerous positive impacts from this program, including market immersion, exposure to potential customers and partners, increased ability to raise venture funding, a clearer understanding of how to grow their start-up, and direct access to our services in these regions,” added Thierry Weissenburger, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston.
Triode, which specializes in product development strategies, will be the first Quebec City company to participate in the next CTA in Boston. The nomination period for the Plug & Play and Rocket Space accelerators in Silicon Valley will end on June 30.
To find out more, visit www.deleguescommerciaux.gc.ca/ATC. Interested companies can also contact Sébastien Tanguay, Director - Technology Entrepreneurship, Québec International, firstname.lastname@example.org.