WATERLOO REGION, OCTOBER 29, 2018— The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) has accepted 42 companies to land globally this fall, as a part of their Soft Landing, Get There and Global Bridge: Canada-India programming.
Since 2012, CDMN has helped 509 Canadian companies expand internationally through our programs via 698 landings abroad to 59 countries, resulting in more than $83.7 million in new revenue, more than $82.7 million in investment opportunities and 238 jobs created.
Soft Landing Program
The program helps mature startups and small-to-medium-size enterprises (SMEs) from across Canada to grow their businesses through new revenues or investments in foreign markets. Program participants receive access to office space for up to three months in their desired destination, plus up to $4,000CAD to cover travel and accommodation expenses.
Companies landing in the fall 2018 cohort are (destination in brackets):
7D Surgical Inc. (Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia); aajimatics Inc. (Kano, Aba and Lagos, Nigeria); Aetonix (Boston, US); Agents of Discovery (Seattle, US); AirSuite Inc. (Katherine and Kununurra, Australia); Aterlo Networks Inc. (Las Vegas, US); Axem Neurotechnology (San Francisco, US); Babylon VR (Shanghai, China); Blue Dot (New York City and San Francisco, US); Empatico (London, UK); Enkidu (Raleigh Durham, US); EnPowered (Columbus, Dayton and San Francisco, US); FleetOps (Rome, Italy); Ground (New York City and Atlanta, US); HITCH (Lagos, Nigeria); Medella Health (Denver and San Francisco, US); Off2Class (Mexico City, Mexico); Race Roster (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia); RockMass Technologies (San Francisco, US); Shinydocs Corporation (Tokyo, Japan); STATFLO Inc. (San Jose and San Francisco US; London, UK; Leonding, Austria); The Raw Office (New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago and Millwaukee, US); Tickit Health Ltd. (Albuquerque and New York City, US); TRAINFO (Memphis, Chattanooga, Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis, Columbus and Detroit, US); and Wirkn (New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, US).
Get There Program to the World Economic Forum – Annual Meeting of New Champions
The Get There program is a unique opportunity that offers high-growth high-potential Canadian tech startups an opportunity to navigate an international market. From September 17 to 20, 2018, Communitech led a delegation of eight startups and scale-ups to the World Economic Forum – Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China. Members of the delegation also individually visited many cities throughout Asia prior to the forum including Beijing and Shenzhen, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and Hong Kong.
Companies that participated include: Capaciti; Careteam Technologies; Cyclica Inc; Genecis; Industry Corp; KA Imaging; MappedIn; and Studio 1 Labs.
Global Bridge: Canada-India
The Global Bridge: Canada – India program in partnership with T-Hub is a market-access program where selected companies will receive two and a half months of virtual coaching and access to resources, followed by three weeks in market. While in India, company representatives will participate in formal programming in Hyderabad, and have the opportunity to network and travel for sales meetings around the country. Companies will receive up to $4,000 CAD to help offset travel and accommodation costs to be reimbursed by CDMN.
Companies landing in the fall 2018 cohort are: 2G Robotics; O2 Canada; PUSH; Sitata; Sinitic; Site 2 Site; Szio+; Ulula; and Voltera.
About The Canadian Digital Media Network
Canada’s Tech Network (formerly known as the Canadian Digital Media Network) is a network of 27 regional innovation hubs across Canada, all focused on supporting Canada’s technology entrepreneurs. Designated a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, Canada’s Tech Network is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in the digital economy.
More than a group of business accelerators and incubators, Canada’s Tech Network is a community of backbone organizations within regional innovation ecosystems across the country. Each Hub provides physical space, mentorship, advice and expertise to directly support Canadian firms. Network members help tech SMEs to access talent, investment capital and global market opportunities.