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International Curriculum

Canada: A Gateway to North America for your Business

The Treefrog Accelerator International Start-up Visa program is based in the greater metropolitan area of Toronto, the seventh-largest city in North America and one of the most livable cities in the world.

We will be admitting international businesses to our upcoming international cohorts.

Through six weeks of professionally-led lectures and workshops, carefully curated mentorship and introductions to key Canadian stakeholders, the Treefrog Accelerator will help you and your business culturally acclimatize to the Canadian market and prepare for successful North American expansion.

Further details will be released soon.

The Treefrog Accelerator Encompasses:

Structured Trainings & Workshops

Educational & Social Programming

Access to Resources & Materials

Expert Mentorship & Guidance

International Program Details

WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION & BASICS

  • Program Introduction
  • Pitching Basics
  • Getting to Know Canada
  • Starting Your Life in Canada
  • Pitch Practice
  • Mentorship Session

WEEK 2: WORKING & LIVING IN CANADA

  • Getting to Know Newmarket & York Region
  • Setting Up Your Business in Canada
  • ‘Life Hacks’ for Living in Canada
  • The Canadian Startup Ecosystem
  • Pitch Practice
  • Mentorship Session

WEEK 3: CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

  • Customer Development & Acquisition
  • Product Market Fit
  • Marketing Theory & Product Positioning
  • UX Product Design
  • Pitch Practice
  • Mentorship Session

WEEK 4: BUILDING A STARTUP IN CANADA

  • Intellectual Property in Canada
  • Employment Law & Employment Standards Act
  • Hiring & Building Culture
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Pitch Practice
  • Mentorship Session

WEEK 5: INVESTMENT & SALES

  • Culture of Selling in Canada
  • Building an Enterprise Sales Process
  • Angel Investors
  • Government Grants & Loans
  • Pitch Practice
  • Mentorship Session

WEEK 6: INVESTMENT & OPEN HOUSE

  • Seed Stage VC
  • Corporate VC
  • Series A VC
  • Mentorship Session
  • Open House Graduation Event

Why Canada?

Global Market Access

  • Canada is involved in 14 Trade Agreements, giving access to $49.3 Trillion Combined GDP
  • 200+ Languages Spoken

High Investment Activity

  • $6.2B in Tech Investment across Canada in 2019
  • 539 in tech investment deals across Canada in 2019

High Standard of Living

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