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Testimonials from TAP participating companies

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What is the TAP?

The International Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is designed for startups and SMEs in Québec. It will help you develop your international strategy in just a few weeks!

Each cohort is made up of about 15 companies with which you can share your issues, challenges and experiences.

In these sessions, a team of seasoned advisers with expertise in marketing, finance, logistics, border regulations and intellectual property will help you think things through and set up an international business plan.

The TAP also helps you:

  • Create your internal roadmap
  • Anticipate risks (customs, financial...)
  • Structure your commercial strategy
  • Apply for financing

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Why should I participate in the TAP?

Convincing results*

  • Average growth of 23% in total sales one year after the program (19% average growth in export sales)
  • 84% of companies hat participated in the TAP export; 16% started exporting or expanded their global footprint after the TAP and more than 33% broke into new markets 
  • Close to 98% of participants have increased confidence because they were better prepared

* Data collected from 63 TAP participating companies across Quebec in 2019-2021.

Testimonials from participating companies

Take your cue from them, accelerate your international growth

Dodji Koffi, VP, MTL B-Board
Gilles Hafiz, Business Development, RAMO

Kim B. Deland, Co-founder and designer, Lithologie Inc.
Benoit Martin, VP, Business Development, Ver-Mac

Alexandre Bérard, President, UGroupMedia
Nicolas Roy, President and Creative Director, DPT

How to take part in the TAP?

Eligibility criteria*

  • Generate a minimum of $500K
  • Be incorporated in Québec and in business for two years
  • Designate one or two senior representatives to participate in the program

* The WTCM reserves its right to accept or reject any company, whether it meets the above criteria or not.

Program created by the World Trade Centre Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

The TAP Format

Note: Attendance at each training session is mandatory.

Dates of the next cohorts and registration

Cohorts in Greater Montréal:

  • Cohort 37 – Montérégie – Starting April 25 – MultisectorSOLD OUT
  • Cohort 38 – Montréal – Starting September 20 – ManufacturingIN-PERSON
  • Cohort 40 – Laval – Starting October 18 – MultisectorIN-PERSON
  • Cohort 43 – Montréal – Starting January 30 – TechnologiesVIRTUALLY

Cohorts outside Montréal:

  • Cohort 35 – Lanaudière – Starting April 4 – MultisectorSOLD OUT
  • Cohort 36 – Diversity – Starting May 10 – MultisectorSOLD OUT
  • Cohort 39 - Starting October 3 – Creative and cultural industriesVIRTUALLY
  • Cohort 41 – Québec – Starting October 24 - MultisectorIN-PERSON

* The Acclr experts reserve the right to modify or cancel the dates above.


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The Trade Accelerator Program is supported by the Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative to assist in delivering Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy

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