Startup Global

By mmuise

Startup Global connects a pan-Canadian cohort of entrepreneurs committed to growing global businesses with a network of partners committed to their success. They are hosting several live webinars, a pitch competition, and exclusive in-kind help to support entrepreneurs’ journey to exporting. This annual flagship program empowers founders to start their business with a global mindset and connect with key industry partners to set up for success.

Comments on Funding:

Finalists will compete for the total cash prizes of $75,000.

Deadline: early 2024

Applicants’ business must be based in Canada to qualify for the pitch competition.

Application Steps:

Applicants must register in the portal to join Startup Global, to join in the pitch competition, applicants must:

1. sign up on the Startup Global portal.

2. submit their pitch application in the “Apply to Pitch” section of the portal.

3. notified by email if their application made it into the Top 100. The Top 100 Semi-Finalists will then be invited to various business development in-kind support throughout the year including advisory circles with our co-presenting partners, pitch bootcamps and 1:1 mentorship and advisory support.

4. pitch at the closed-door semi-finals in the designated schedule, where pitches will be made in front of three judges and nine other entrepreneurs that have entered the competition.

5. The Top 10 Finalists will be announced on the scheduled date and will be invited to pitch to the hybrid Grand Finale event.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

Startup Global is a go-to portal to make applicant's business ready to take the global stage.

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