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Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

Propel your business toward global growth with expert training and mentorship.

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The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for expansion into international markets.

No other program offers a comprehensive program like the Trade Accelerator Program. TAP is a one-stop-shop that will get businesses ready to go global in just a few sessions, culminating with a customized strategic export business plan carefully vetted by top industry experts!

Our newly developed learning platform, specifically built around practical tips and practices for international selling, further confirms TAP as the benchmark program for entrepreneurs interested in exporting.

Grow with the Right Tools

TAP connects your business with top industry experts, provides you with coaching to build a personalized export strategy and equips you with the tools and resources to find success.  

Participate in TAP to access: 

  • Highly interactive and hands-on sessions featuring case studies, workshops and mock negotiations. 
  • Direct mentorship and highly personalized coaching by industry experts on a one-to-one-basis. 
  • Expertly curated content on a virtual learning platform. 
  • Valuable peer-to-peer interaction, collaboration and learning. 
  • Connections with key contacts locally and abroad.

Program Structure

TAP hosts sessions around “cohorts” – groups of businesses that share an industry, interest or location. Cohorts ensure that you'll be learning and engaging with like-minded businesses and professionals. Unsure about the cohort for you? Use the Inquiry Form to contact us, and a representative can help you decide. 

The program duration is 4 or 6 weeks (depending on delivery method) and learning is broken into four phases:

We are currently developing an exciting roster of TAP cohorts that will begin in the fall of 2022. Please keep an eye on this page for more information.

 

You can also fill out the inquiry form to learn more about the program and our upcoming cohorts.

“TAP opened our eyes to finance strategies we had not considered. Within two months, we acquired the necessary financing to take our company to the next level. This program will enhance your view of business, regardless of what stage of business you are at.”
Premise LED, 2016 TAP Graduate

Program Delivery

TAP can be delivered in two formats: hybrid and virtual. Both formats include the same topics and the use of an e-learning platform.

The TAP Advantage

TAP offers a range of skills, experience and individual mentoring and coaching across a broad spectrum of fields including legal, finance, global sales & marketing, taxation, logistics and more. 

TAP graduates have realized their global potential, reporting an average of 18% growth since attending, and 69% of participants are now exporting in markets like China, India, Mexico, Japan, U.K., Italy, Sweden and the U.S.

96% of participants felt better prepared for international business

Join a Free TAP Info Session

Still have questions? Register for the info session which runs every Wednesday from 2:00 - 2:45pm.
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TAP Partners

National Founding Partners

The Trade Accelerator Program is supported by several partners, as well as the 'Mobilizing SMEs to Export' initiative to assist in delivering Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy.

National Advisory Partner

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