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International Curriculum

Canada: A Gateway to North America for your Business

The Treefrog Accelerator is a program 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 actively source international startups and bring them to Canada to refine their business model, culturally acclimatize their business to the Canadian market and then assist with North American expansion.

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 prepare for a successful North American expansion.

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

Weekly Schedule

Monday

Lecture
9:00am – 10:00am

Lecture
10:00am – 11:00am

Tuesday

Lecture
9:00am – 10:00am

Lecture
10:00am – 11:00am

Wednesday

Pitch Practice
9:00am – 11:00am

Thursday

30 minute Mentorship Session

Friday

Speaker Office Hours

Dates and times are subject to change.
All times are listed in EST.

Accelerator Dates

Cohort 1

Start: October 25, 2021

End: December 2, 2021

Cohort 2

Start: February 14, 2022

End: March 24, 2022

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

Apply Now

Do you have a startup and want to refine your business model? Apply today. Please note the cost of the International Treefrog Accelerator is $5000 CAD.

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