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Trade Accelerator Program | Growing Beyond Borders: Empowering BIPOC Agri-Food Leaders

Expand your agri-food business globally with our Trade Accelerator Program.

BIPOC business owners will gain invaluable insights through hands-on workshops and personalized mentoring for international success.

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The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) by World Trade Centre Toronto empowers SMEs for strategic international growth. With top export advisors, tailored coaching and essential resources, it equips businesses to scale successfully.

This program is designed for leaders, CEOs, owners and c-suite executives of Ontario-based BIPOC companies in the Agri-Food industry. In six weeks, through virtual and in-person hands-on workshops and mentoring sessions, seasoned professionals help participants develop an effective export plan.


Led by industry experts and thought leaders, this session will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Market Insights: Opportunities, Challenges & Risks
  • International Marketing & Sales
  • International Financial Management
  • Funding Programs & Grants for Exporting
  • Global Legal Considerations & Tax Policies


  • Your company exports a product, service, or technology, but wishes to diversify your export market or have taken exploratory steps to develop your business abroad
  • Have a strong value proposition
  • Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or person of colour)
  • A minimum of $50K in annual revenue
  • Ready to scale



  • Day 1 (In-Person) April 23, 2024; 9am to 5pm | The Quay, 3rd Floor, 100 Queens Quay E. Toronto, ON 
  • Day 2 (90-minute Virtual): April 25, 2024
  • Day 3 (90-minute Virtual): May 2, 2024
  • Day 4 (90-minute Virtual): May 7, 2024
  • Day 5 (90-minute Virtual): May 14, 2024
  • Day 6 (In-Person): May 30, 2024; 9am to 5pm | Venue: The Quay, 3rd Floor, 100 Queens Quay E. Toronto, ON 

Mentoring Session (Virtual): May 29, 2024; 9am to 12pm


Thanks to our generous partners, this special cohort is being offered free of charge to Ontario businesses.


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The Trade Accelerator Program is supported by several partners, including Innovation, Science and Economic Development, in delivering Canada‚Äôs Export Diversification Strategy.