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Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative in New York

If you want to wake up in the city that never sleeps, the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) might have a solution for you.

What is CTA @ NYC?

Modelled on the CTA’s previous Silicon Valley initiative, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and Canadian Consulate General in New York City have joined together to seek digital media companies.  If you have an online-based company and are interested in gaining access to unique contacts and resources in New York, to accelerate the growth of your business on a global scale, this program is for you.

What’s in it for You?

Over the last five years New York City has become centre stage for online based technology entrepreneurship. With its huge media and advertising industries there are plenty of important customers and investors looking for the next big internet-based company. 

This three month program offers you a chance to become part of this growing industry. It provides introductions to experienced mentors and investor contacts, as well as providing you with access to the General Assembly, a 20,000 square foot campus for technology, design and entrepreneurship located in Manhattan.   

How to Apply

Applications are being accepted now. To apply, submit a completed application form via e-mail to venturenorth@international.gc.ca, before April 9, 2012. An external selection committee will then review your application and assess whether you will be one of the lucky applicants who will be offered this opportunity.

As part of the process the selection committee may conduct a video interview, however will contact you directly to arrange so. 

If successful you will then be invited to New York from May 21 to August 19, 2012. However, please note that if successful you will be responsible for obtaining all required visas, as well as expenses related to travel, living/lodging and business operations in the US. 

For more information visit the Canadian Technology Accelerator website today.