The CDMN Soft-Landing Program: Overview
What is the CDMN Soft-Landing Program?
The CDMN Soft-Landing Program is intended to offer qualified, mature startups and SMEs exposure to an economy-of-interest by providing them the opportunity to take residence in a partnered facility that can offer the regional support required to help them grow their business for up to three months.
Both the location and the specific landing facility are always determined by the startup and SME, based on market pull and the needs that the company is seeking to fulfill in that economy.
The CDMN Soft-Landing Program offers three types of landings for startups and SMEs looking to grow their business in new markets. Through Outbound Soft-Landings Canadian companies can land anywhere in the world, get connected to a business accelerator centre in a targeted market and qualify for up to $4,000 CAD in reimbursable travel expenses along with having their desk space at the landing facility covered for a landing of up to 3 months.
Non-Canadian companies looking to land in Canada can take part in the Inbound Soft-Landings that the CDMN offers. Similarly, Canadian companies looking to land elsewhere in Canada can take part in the Domestic Soft-Landings option. While the Inbound and Domestic soft-landing types do not provide funding, CDMN will connect companies interested in these options with our extensive network of business accelerators and incubators located from coast-to-coast to assist them in learning more about how to do business in North America.
Think the CDMN Soft-Landing Program is a fit for your company? Consider the following questions:
- Are you a startup company or Small-Medium Enterprise (companies with 1-500 employees)?
- Are you interested in taking your company international?
- Is your business, product, or service centred on ICT?
- Is there potential to grow your business in foreign markets?
- Do you have a product or service that is market ready?
- Do you have existing revenues?
- Are you a client of one of our hub partners? Click here to find a full list of our hubs if you’re unsure.
If you’ve answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, you might be a candidate for the CDMN Soft-Landing Program. Please contact Lisa Cashmore, Soft-Landing Program Manager to learn more about how to apply for this great opportunity!
Applications landings January – May 31, 2013 have now closed.
Contact your CDMN hub today for more information!