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TAP Program

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The Ottawa Board of Trade is proud to host the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), facilitated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and the World Trade Centre Toronto. This dynamic, hands-on workshop is geared to provide companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector. 

TAP graduates report an average growth of 42% in export sales one year after participation, and more than 85% of participants have entered new markets since completing the courseSince its launch in October 2015, TAP has expanded to more than 30 cities across Canada.

The Ottawa Board of Trade hosted the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) for the first time in November 2019.

Registration is currently open for the province wide virtual TAP Ottawa Indigenous-Led Cohort beginning September 2021.

This cohort is open to ALL Indigenous-owned businesses across Ontario.

 

The TAP Ottawa Indigenous-Led Cohort runs over the course of 8 weeks:

September 22:

Strategic Planning for Export Market

September 23:

Support and Advisory Resources

September 29:

Sales and Marketing

October 6:

International Finance for Export

October 13:

Building Capacity and Supply Chain Management

October 20:

Legal and Tax Implications to Going Global

October 21:

KPIs, Action Plan and Wrap-Up

November 4:

Export Plan Submission

Week of November 22:

Mentorship


HOW TO APPLY

Companies can participate in TAP via partner nomination or direct application. All applications are reviewed by the TAP team to ensure the program is a good fit and allow participants to maximize its benefits. All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.

The program fee is $5,000 per company; however, generous support from our partners will allow us to reduce this fee to $495 +HST.

APPLY NOW!

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

The companies being sought for TAP-Ottawa should meet the following guidelines:

  • Generates more than $500,000 in annual revenue
  • Has been operating for at least 2 years and receiving revenue for its product, service or technology
  • Is already exporting a product, service or technology, but wishes to diversify its export markets or has taken exploratory steps to expand into new markets
  • Has a product, service or technology with a strong competitive advantage as a result of quality or patent protection
  • Is located anywhere in Ontario (not limited to the National Capital Region)
  • Is willing to dedicate two senior representatives to participate in the program and apply its resources

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Companies that meet the profile are welcome to apply for the program by submitting the following electronic application form below. Once your application is approved, an invoice will be sent to you via email.

CONTACT

For more information, contact Lynn Ladd, Director of Organizational Advancement at 613.236.3631 x 124 or email lynn.ladd@ottawabot.ca

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