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6th February 2013

Canadian Digital Media Network Creates Soft Landing For Canadian Companies

CDMNCompanies from across Canada are establishing themselves in other markets thanks to the Soft-Landing Program supported by the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) in partnership with its nodes across Canada. The CDMN announced today that 14 companies are participating in the most recent round of the Outbound  Soft-Landing Program under way now, following a successful pilot program in 2012.

“Our Soft-Landing Program formula is working, enabling companies to hit the ground running in other geographies to increase their business opportunities,” said Kevin Tuer, CDMN Managing Director. “The pilot program realized an estimated $20 million in new opportunities and sales for participating companies, so we’re excited to see what 2013 brings for the companies announced today.”

Ideal candidates to participate in the Outbound Soft-Landing Program are mature Canadian startups and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are generating revenue already and have goals of growing their customer base, opening a satellite office, or developing distribution channels or secure partnerships. Through this type of landing, Canadian companies looking to expand in foreign markets anywhere in the world can qualify for up to three months of residency in partner facilities equipped to support their growth, plus up to $4,000 for transportation and hotel costs.

Applications opened October 15, 2012 for companies from across Canada looking to participate in soft-landings outside the country between January 2 and May 31, 2013. Companies applied through the 21 CDMN ‘nodes’ which then assisted in facilitating the application and mentorship of the enterprises. From the many applications received, the CDMN chose the select group of 14 companies.

Here is the list of startups, the nodes they are working with, and where they will be ‘landing’ as part of the Outbound Soft-Landing Program:

Startup Node Destination
Authintic Analytics Technologies Digital Media Zone (DMZ)

Toronto

New York City
Ayogo Health Inc.

 

Wavefront

Vancouver

London and Birmingham U.K.
Blacksquare Inc.

blackboxx

TR Tech

Calgary

Germany
DLI.tools

 

Communitech

Waterloo

Melbourne, Australia
Green Owl Mobile

 

Communitech

Waterloo

New York City
Insightworks Learning and Development

 

Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre

Sault Ste. Marie

Bay Area, California
Javelin Reality

 

NGen

Hamilton

Venice Beach, California
Media Merchants

 

Wavefront

 

Vancouver

Brazil and Singapore
Picatic

 

MaRS

Toronto

New York City
Voices.com

 

Communitech

Waterloo

San Francisco, California
Viafoura

 

Digital Media Zone (DMZ)

Toronto

Venice Beach, California
Weblishpal

 

MaRS

Toronto

Singapore
Wedding Republic

 

Ottawa New York City
Zighra

 

Ottawa Dubai and Jordan, UAE

 

Companies that have previously ‘landed’ outside Canada as part of the CDMN Soft-Landing Program include:

CDMN also supports an Inbound Soft-Landing program for promising international companies looking to establish their businesses in Canada, and companies that have participated include Fluorologic and Koning Corporation. There is also a Domestic Soft-Landing program that assists Canadian companies in furthering their growth across the country.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 6:50 am and is filed under Business News, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    10:51 pm on February 5th, 2013

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