Applications close February 15

Trade Accelerator Program: Indigenous Business Cohort

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
9:00 AM
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This program requires you to attend all five sessions. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Workshop Days

  1. Feb 22 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  2. Feb 23 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  3. Feb 24 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mentorship Days

  1. Mar 29 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  2. Mar 30 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

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The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) has a proven track record helping SMEs to TAP into their full export potential. This cohort is specifically designed for Indigenous-owned or led businesses and it is delivered by instructors and experts who have experience supporting indigenous entrepreneurs.

We are pleased to offer full bursaries to Indigenous business owners who enroll in TAP, which covers the $5000 participation fee. Up to two seats are provided per company.

Just six months after graduating the program:

  • On average, export revenue increased by 18%
  • Participants forecast their export sales to grow 47% over the next 5 years

By enrolling in TAP you can:
  • Navigate complexities of the global trade ecosystem
  • Leverage Canada's deep trade and investment resources
  • Access tailored, face-to-face coaching and advice
  • Learn about international best practices
  • Accelerate export readiness
  • Develop and implement a new market entry plan
  • Expand your global trade footprint and increase revenue


Graduate Testimony:

A growing number of SMEs have benefitted from the program in B.C.

Listen to what graduates have to say about the program HERE.

The TAP program was extremely beneficial to my business by providing industry lead, expert training and in supporting my business to put together a strategic export plan. The relationships that were built will provide ongoing support to my business when the time comes to utilize services to support my business to grow and export into other countries. I highly recommend that any entrepreneur that is considering exporting attend the TAP Indigenous Co-hort.

Brenda Knights, CAO, Bentwood Skateboards

TAP BC Graduate - Indigenous Business Cohort – Feb 2021

TAP has been invaluable to Velox at this point in our growth. We needed all the information TAP offered right at the right time they offered it. The knowledge is very deep in TAP and has and will continue to prove itself invaluable to our success and growth. We wouldn't be anywhere near where we are today without TAP.

Ryan Batke, Director, Velox Manufacturing

TAP BC Graduate - Indigenous Business Cohort – Feb 2021

The Trade Accelerator Program provided both verification of the strength of our export idea and real-world feedback and input to ensure that our plan will succeed, all at a critical time in our export development strategy!

Hugh Moore, CEO, Kakin Resource Corporation

TAP BC Graduate - Indigenous Business Cohort – Feb 2021

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Have questions? Call TAP B.C. Team on 604-640-5491 or email .

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World Trade Centre Vancouver is part of the World Trade Centers Association, a not-for-profit, non-partisan association dedicated to the establishment and effective operation of World Trade Centers as instruments for trade expansion. The World Trade Centers Association is an international ecosystem of global connections and integrated trade services made up of over 324 World Trade Center locations in 89 countries, representing over 750,000 businesses globally.