Export Igniter

Let's go global

An acceleration program that helps growth-stage companies navigate the complexities of international business and break into new markets

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How can Export Igniter help your company?

Over the 12-weeks participants will receive comprehensive programming, mentorship and resources. Graduates leave ready to tackle their new market with a comprehensive export and sales strategy

"You don't know what you don't know. The program really helped us figure out how to take the right steps into different markets."
- Andrew Bedford, Ginger Agency
Andrew Bedford
"To create a global impact you need to get out of your backyard. The program and mentorship that came with it was invaluable in helping us grow outside our region."
- Keelen Gagnon, SimpTek Technologies
Keelen Gagnon

Programming

Subject matter experts lead bootcamp workshops to help you get the information you need to develop your export plan.

Mentorship

Each entrepreneur is paired with a locally established and successful exporter who's `been there, done that`. Mentors provide one-on-one time to act as sounding boards, share their experience and advice. Each participant receives a minimum of 12 hours of mentorship.

Resources

Through a partnership with the University of New Brunswick entrepreneurs are paired with a team of highly motivated business students who assist with research, lead generation and the development of an export strategy

Funding

As companies build out their export plan, working capital to support market entry and business development activities such as marketing collateral, trade show participation, labour, and more is needed. Participants in the Sales Accelerator Program are eligible to access up to $25,000 in funding for such purposes. The funding is provided via the Impact Atlantic Fund in the form of a low-interest, personal loan which participants will be able to repay via export revenue secured through the program.

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Return on Your Investment

  • Graduate with an export and sales strategy
  • Get over $20,000 worth of workshops and advice from our experts
  • Develop your international network
  • A tried and true program for export success - 70% of Export Igniter grads have growing export sales

Mentors

  • Mark MacKenzie, Green Imaging Technologies
  • Kent Murphy, Atlantic Growth Solutions
  • Kevin Kilbride, Therma-Ray Inc
  • Martin Aitken, Aitken's Pewter
  • Terry Malley, Malley Industries
  • Norm Couturier, 3D Planeta
  • Joe Allen, Energia
  • Beth Crowel, Mayday Group
  • Nick di Feo
  • Kaleah Baker, BridesMade
  • Andrew Bedford, Hartt Boot & Shoe

Alumni

  • Ginger Agency / Hartt Shoes
  • SimpTek Technologies
  • Marr's Sweet Syrup
  • Unforgotten Metal Art
  • Mayday Printing
  • Red Rover Cider
  • eChart Healthcare
  • The Best Deodorant in the World
  • WEnTech Solutions
  • Anointment Skin Care
  • Yanky Sports
  • Wabanaki Maple
  • York County Cider
  • Fiddlehead Caskets
  • Educated Beards
  • Ripe Fashion
  • Roticana Coffee Company

Advisory Board Partners

  • Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
  • Opportunities NB
  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Planet Hatch
  • Ignite Fredericton

Take your business global

Apply before Nov. 29 | Successful applicants will be charged $1,000 to access the Export Igniter program.

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