Canadian 'Super Startup' Companies
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Many moons ago, we were a young startup company with big dreams and a lot of hard work ahead of us.
In January 2016, building upon the struggles and lessons learned along our journey, we reshaped and transitioned Quillsoft from a strictly R&D company into a new entity that includes global distribution and marketing.
Recently, we were privileged to join a group of younger Start-up companies as guests of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, in Boston. These are fantastic companies that provide absolutely, awesome services in varying spaces within education.
As the more, 'Silver,' startup company of the group, (dubbed by our younger, fellow startups),
- Getting involved with the organizations and institutions above is a necessity for survival for these startups
- In paying it forward, to give exposure to these companies in spaces that we are already present
- Our experience can only help some of these new companies through the rough patches of their journey
- By joining forces and collaborating with each other, we as a collective group can do incredible things.
For any Ontario 'Start-Up" looking to export, we highly recommend that you get in contact with the following Government agency, to assure that you are aware of all that is available to you.
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- Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth
- Ontario Ministry of International Trade
- Canadian Federal Export Development Programs
We could not have made this successful transition had we (Quillsoft) not been involved with individuals representing the following organizations and institutions along the way.
- Fanshawe College
- George Brown College
- Brock University
Incubators for Startup Companies
- MaRS (Toronto)
- Educational Research & Innovation Hub (ihub)
- LearnLaunch (Boston)
Government Funding Organizations
- Ontario Centres of Excellence
- Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit Program (SR&ED)
- National Research Council of Canada IRAP
- Fed Dev (Ontario) Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada