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Strategic Support & Virtual Market Entry — Atlanta for Smart Enterprise Technology Companies

This program is now in session and no longer accepting applications.


Venn Innovation Inc., working with the Government of Canada and the Governments of  New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador, is recruiting Atlantic Canadian technology companies to participate in the Strategic Support and Virtual Atlanta Market Entry Program from July 1, 2020, to October 31, 2020.

The Program is designed to provide:  

  • Customized strategic 1:1 support from a seasoned industry expert to help grow their business in this time of disruption 

  • Virtual access to the Atlanta market, leading to diversification into new export sales markets, and increased value of exports 

Participating companies receive: 

  • 1:1 support from a seasoned industry expert (up to 25 hours) 

  • Insights into key industries from industry decision-makers 

  • Insights into opportunities in the Atlanta region 

  • Virtual market entry support via an online platform 

  • In-market support from the Atlanta-based Trade Commissioner Service, and others 

If your company develops and markets technology-based enterprise solutions, you may qualify for the Strategic Support and Virtual Atlanta Market Entry ProgramCompanies who demonstrate the following will be given preference in the selection process:

  • Offer technologies that digitalize enterprise operations, improving processes or enabling the provision of new services 

  • Provide verified solutions with existing clients 

  • Can scale to the mass market  

  • Have a solid management team in place to support potential growth  

  • Are relevant to the main industries in the Greater Atlanta region: financial industry, cybersecurity, e-health, retail, logistics, media and communications 

To be eligible for the Program, your business must demonstrate that you:

  • are a provincially or federally registered company in good standing and headquartered in Atlantic Canada 

  • possess a fully-developed, exportable product and/or service that can be sold into the Atlanta market supported by their international strategy 

  • have management commitment and the human resource capacity to execute the strategy  

  • have the production and service capacity to meet projected demand


Nova Scotia
Lisa Dobson
Export Development Executive

This Program contributes to the aims and objectives of the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy, a collaborative, pan-Atlantic approach to help Atlantic businesses begin exporting, increase their export sales, expand to new markets, and create global partnerships. The Strategy was developed jointly by the governments of Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.



Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Lisa Dobson

Export Development Executive