Canadian Export Challenge

It’s time to take your business to the next level with #CXC2020.

Looking to enter new markets, but now sure where to begin?

The 2020 Canadian Export Challenge is the first nationwide, fully-digital pitch competition for Canadian entrepreneurs looking to go global. This year applicants can apply online, and submit their first-round pitch through a 90 second video.

This September, regional entrepreneurs will be pitching to win $5,000 (scale-up category), $2,500 (startup category), and a chance to win up to $25,000 and up to an additional $100,000 in in-kind scaling support at the Grand Finale in October.

Here’s an exclusive look at some of the entrepreneurs you’ll hear from across the 5 regional events:


A one-day Global Accelerator is an event designed to get your company export-ready! There will be workshops, panels, and keynotes from industry experts—and opportunities to connect one-on-one with Canada’s global expansion support providers and gain privileged access to trade information, market intelligence, global accelerators, and more!

Each regional event also has two pitch competitions—one for startups and one for scale-ups. Competing entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch to win $2,500 (startup category) and $5,000 (scale-up category). 

Winners from each region will move onto the CXC Grand Finale in October. There, they will compete again for a chance to win up to $25,000 cash and up to $100,000 in support.

Even if you don’t intend to pitch, CXC is a great opportunity for companies to network with members of Canada’s entrepreneurial and export ecosystems. 

In short, if you’re interested in going global with your business—CXC is for you! 


COVID-19 has put entrepreneurs across the globe in an unprecedented position of uncertainty. Given border closures and the international response to this pandemic, the export community is navigating uncharted territory. 

This year, in addition to its historical elements, CXC will aim to be a space for Canadian exporters and industry partners to come together and provide support to each other, as we all navigate the resulting export environment. 

In the leadup to CXC in September, we’ll be hosting a series of digital bootcamps with our partners to help entrepreneurs get export-ready and learn how to craft a perfect video pitch.   

This fall’s regional events will combine a series of live stream presentations, breakout sessions, a virtual growth lounge, interactive learning—in addition to a digital pitch competition. 

We’re excited to bring you Canada’s first nationwide, virtual pitch competition. In the past, we’ve been limited by geography. In this digital format, we hope to be able to reach entrepreneurs from all across Canada.


From September 14th to September 21st, 2020, we will host 5 regional digital events:

CANIE Awards

CANIE Awards

The CANIE Awards celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievements in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

The objectives of the awards are to:
Recognize excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship across Canada by celebrating the impressive journeys and achievements of disruptors that contribute every day to the country’s entrepreneurial landscape.
Build a network of individuals and organizations that share our passion for supporting the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem and want to contribute to its future.
Inspire Canada’s present and future generations to be entrepreneurial innovators by sharing stories of leadership, resilience, disruption, and success in entrepreneurship.
Promote entrepreneurial mindsets among Canadian youth with workshops on innovation, ideation, and execution.
Increase awareness of Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and the importance of strengthening our culture of innovation.

For more information, visit Stay up-to-date by following the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook

The CANIE Awards aim to inspire Canada’s present and future generations to be entrepreneurial innovators by sharing stories of leadership, resilience, disruption, and success in entrepreneurship.
We are grateful and honored to have you as part of the Atlantic Region CANIE Awards cohort for the first digital tour launched by the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation.
Sit in the comfort of your home and enjoy the show!


Join us for the #CANIEAwards ceremony celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Atlantic

Details: Thursday, June 18th | 6:00 PM ADT | IEF & Startup Canada – Facebook and Twitter Live
Please sign up here to attend the Digital CANIE Awards Event. The event will be shared via Twitter and Facebook live.

Tables at Startup Greater Moncton Event Feb 27th 2020

Tables at Startup Greater Moncton Event Feb 27th 2020

Startup Greater Moncton is pleased to announce its Anniversary party to take place Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at the Moncton Public Library from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Learn about the startup community and network. Startup Greater Moncton is the latest Startup Canada Community of business professionals and organizations to form in New Brunswick.  Tables to showcase your business are available for $50. To fill out the Vendor Registration Form click here. Prizes – Food & Drinks

Tables signed up for our event

Workspace Atlantic – Moncton

We are a community of bold minds who have chosen to work under the same roof. Our environment and the people around us inspire us to act, to grow, to do better. With 75+ private offices that are completely turn-key with modern furniture and amenities. You can contact us to view available offices in your area. In addition, we host 1000+ meetings annually with flexible, affordable and unique meeting spaces. We have 4 different locations and plan on expanding. Please join our community today!

Portfolio – Viable
Viable offers strategic coaching services designed for start-ups. Developed to complement existing resources and programs, Viable goes beyond just marketing. Get where you need to go faster and more efficiently, using a bullseye approach that prevents wasted resources. We deliver the critical insight and direction founders need to confidently navigate each phase of growth – from pre-seed to established and viable corporation. Services are designed for the unique needs of start-ups; with the same dedication and skill, we apply to enterprise titans. Viable is a group of seasoned professionals with a love for the entrepreneurial spirit. We’re driven by a desire to see our client and our region thrive.

Office of Small and Medium Enterprises – PSPC

The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advocates on behalf of SMEs and encourages their participation in federal government procurement. OSME assists SMEs in better understanding how to sell their goods and services to the Government of Canada by raising awareness of opportunities and by providing services such as free seminars and webinars, the website and a 1-800 InfoLine. OSME also assists the Department of National Defence in creating awareness of the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security program (IDEaS), which encourages Canadian innovators to help solve challenges faced by the Canadian Forces.

Centre Assomption de recherche et de developpement en entrepreneuriat (CARDE) 

Le Centre Assomption de recherche et de développement en entrepreneuriat (CARDE) cherche à promouvoir la recherche et la formation en entrepreneuriat auprès des gens d’affaires et dans les trois centres universitaires de l’Université de Moncton, ainsi qu’à assurer la diffusion des connaissances. Le CARDE assure un lien entre l’Université de Moncton et la communauté d’affaires acadienne et francophone, plus particulièrement dans le secteur de la petite et moyenne entreprise.

Bibi Lyn Designs Inc.

Lyne Chantal Boudreau is a woman of conviction Who Gets Involved Constantly in the community, supported by a commitment to women and children victims of violence in order to Give Them Power over Their Lives. Guided by the experience and a willingness to pass it to future generations is through education Lyne That Chantal holds a doctorate in educational leadership, something to lead the fight to help others. Lyne Chantal is a social entrepreneur engaged in Both community planning and professionalism. Bibilyn Designs is the culmination of an outstanding career built on social deep convictions qui aim to create around well. Bibilyn Designs Inc. was born from the passion of its founder for international fashion. Passionate exclusive couture designs Lyne Chantal scarves, charms handbags, handkerchiefs and unique dresses custom command and upscale surrounded by a team that includes the rationale and mission of his company. Bibilyn Designs Inc. is the fruit of a wild feline based roots gently to the image of its iconic black cat, Bibilyn Designs Inc. embodies an affectionate soul when it is confident, wild when she is not respected .

Opportunities New Brunswick

Opportunities New Brunswick is the lead Business Development agency for the province of New Brunswick. We help businesses set up and expand their operations. ONB has introduced a new Business Navigator service. This service provides one on one support to help navigate your business towards growth and success. We do this by helping business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the various regulatory challenges associated with starting, owning and operating a business.

Mitacs Event with Startup Moncton


Thanks to Danielle Connell at Mitacs for the great information session at the Moncton Public Library on Aug 29th 2019.

Mitacs is a nonprofit national research organization that, in partnerships with Canadian academia, private industry and government, operates research and training programs in fields related to industrial and social innovation.

Thank to the Moncton Public Library for the great hospitality.




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