Canadian Export Challenge Pitch Application | Toronto October 23, 2019
In 2019, Startup Canada, in collaboration with UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service rallied over 1,500 Canadian entrepreneurs to join the Global Entrepreneur Cohort to become export-ready and to graduate from their 1-day global accelerator.

The Canadian Export Challenge was such a success we’re hosting one more accelerator in Toronto on October 23rd during Small Business Week. Apply to PITCH to win $25,000 where you will have an opportunity to be a ‘Wild Card’ in our winner's circle!

Accepted entrepreneurs will:

- Have a chance to pitch to win $25,000 at the Final Showdown taking place at the Toronto accelerator;
- Network with your peers;
- Connect with Canada's entire trade ecosystem in one place, on one day;
- Gain privileged access to all partner programs/ offers and early access to global trade missions, accelerators and supplier diversity opportunities; and,
- Receive the official graduate pin and certificate signed by Minister Ng, Minister Carr, Canada's Chief Trade Commissioner and the President's of Export Development Canada, UPS and Startup Canada.


8-9 AM | Pitch Competition
9-9:30 AM | Opening Remarks
9:30-10:15 AM | Entrepreneur's Going Global Panel
10:15-10:30 AM | Presentation
10:30-10:50 AM | Break
10:50-11:10 AM | Presentation
11:10-11:30 AM | Presentation
11:30-11:35 AM | Pitch Winner Announcement
11:35-12:35 PM | Final Showdown

This application form will take 9 minutes to complete.

The team will be reviewing your application and a Startup Canada team member will get back to you with next steps in August. Should you have any questions, please email

Section 1: Tell us about yourself
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