The CDMN Soft Landing program offers qualified, mature startups and SMEs exposure to business opportunities around the world. Companies can utilize this program to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad. Successful candidates will receive up to $4,000 Cdn in reimbursable expenses to help offset travel and accommodation costs.

Companies landing at a co-working space, accelerator or incubator will also have the costs associated with workspace covered for up to three months. Both the location and the specific landing facility are always determined by the company based on their business needs and market pull.

Is the Soft Landing program right for you?

Revenue-generating Canadian technology startups and SMEs looking to grow their customer base, open a satellite office, develop distribution channels or partnerships or secure investment abroad are strong candidates for this program. The program does not support travel for events, conferences, trade shows or trade missions.

Qualification Criteria

Must be a Canadian technology startup or SME
Your product or service must be launched and market ready
Company must have existing revenues
Can demonstrate a strong probability of growing jobs, closing sales or securing investment as a result of the landing
Can clearly identify who you will meet with and the expected outcome of those meetings (for example revenue or investment in $ amounts)

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The Soft Landing program is administered through the CDMN hub network. Companies are strongly encouraged to work with their local hub when applying to the program. Hub representatives can provide advice and are consulted during the application process. Applicants will be evaluated based on several criteria, including revenue generation over the last 12 months, current state of the business and/or product and the viability of proclaimed goals and objectives. If your company is located in a region without a CDMN hub partner, you can submit your application directly to the Soft Landing team.

Alternatively, please contact Michelle Noble, CDMN Network Programs Manager, to learn more about this great opportunity.