CDMN Soft Landing Program Info Session
Monday, April 22, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for an info session on the CDMN Soft-Landing Program in the MaRS Commons boardroom.
Lisa Cashmore, Soft-Landing Program Manager
5:00 PM Arrive
5:15 PM Presentation
5:45 PM Q&A
6:30 PM End
What is the CDMN Soft-Landing Program?
The CDMN Soft-Landing Program is intended to offer qualified, mature startups and SMEs exposure to an economy-of-interest by providing them the opportunity to take residence in a partnered facility that can offer the regional support required to help them grow their business for up to three months.
Both the location and the specific landing facility are always determined by the startup and SME, based on market pull and the needs that the company is seeking to fulfill in that economy.
The CDMN Soft-Landing Program offers three types of landings for startups and SMEs looking to grow their business in new markets. Through Outbound Soft-Landings Canadian companies can land anywhere in the world, get connected to a business accelerator centre in a targeted market and qualify for up to $4,000 CAD in reimbursable travel expenses along with having their desk space at the landing facility covered for a landing of up to 3 months.
Non-Canadian companies looking to land in Canada can take part in the Inbound Soft-Landings that the CDMN offers. Similarly, Canadian companies looking to land elsewhere in Canada can take part in the Domestic Soft-Landings option. While the Inbound and Domestic soft-landing types do not provide funding, CDMN will connect companies interested in these options with our extensive network of business accelerators and incubators located from coast-to-coast to assist them in learning more about how to do business in North America.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.