Three companies to be awarded development space at Plug and Play Tech
Center (PnP) in Sunnyvale, CA or at RocketSpace in San Francisco, CA.
TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX)
has partnered with the Government of Canada, through its Canadian Trade
Commissioner Service office in San Francisco-Silicon Valley, to
announce a prestigious development opportunity for Canadian companies
working in Information and Communication Technology and Digital Media.
The opportunity, part of the Government of Canada's Technology
Accelerator Initiative and operated by the Canadian Trade Commissioner
office in San Francisco, will provide Canadian companies the ability to work rent-free for three
months in a fully serviced development space at the Plug and Play Tech
Center (PnP) in Sunnyvale, CA or at RocketSpace in San Francisco, CA,
located in the heart of Silicon Valley, including the opportunity to
work alongside over 250 technology start-ups from over 20 countries.
All technology-based businesses across Canada who submit their profiles
to the CIX Top 20 Competition will be considered. Entrants will be
entered into the selection process for the Canadian Technology
Accelerator Initiative and for the chance to showcase at the Canadian
Innovation Exchange taking place December 1st at MaRs Discovery District in Toronto.
"CIX is very happy to be partnered with the Government of Canada to
deliver a unique opportunity - a real boost - to the best emerging
technology companies in Canada," said Rick Nathan, Managing Director,
Kensington Capital Partners Ltd. and Co-Chair of CIX. "Now, all of the
companies entering the CIX Top 20 competition will have the added
benefit of potentially landing a plane ticket to Silicon Valley to
participate in this prestigious program."
Companies are invited to fill out their company profile at www.canadianinnovationexchange.com. Submission deadline is October 14th, 2011.
About The Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative.
The Government of Canada's Canadian Technology Accelerator Initiative, operated by the Canadian
Trade Commissioner Service at the Consulate General in San
Francisco, is open to technology start-ups in Information and
Communication Technology and Digital Media that are looking to set up
business development to further their growth in this key market, in
addition to accessing key venture funding and entrepreneurial resources
available in the Silicon Valley while establishing a strong presence in
the Bay Area.
About the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Located in more than 150 cities worldwide and in 18 regional offices
across Canada, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, part of Foreign
Affairs and International Trade Canada, is Canada's most extensive
network of international business professionals. The Trade Commissioner
Service helps companies whether they are looking to export, invest
abroad, attract investment or develop innovation and R&D partnerships.
Visit tradecommissioner.gc.ca for more information.
About the CIX Top 20
The CIX Top 20 is a showcase of Canada's hottest innovative companies.
Canadian companies are invited to submit their free profile online at www.canadianinnovationexchange.com before October 14, 2011 to be considered for the Top 20. Finalists will
participate in the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), Taking place
December 1st, 2011 at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto,
About Achilles Media
CIX is produced by Achilles Media Ltd., an international
business-to-business media and facilitation company serving the media
and investment industries. Achilles Media communities include: the
Banff World Media Festival, nextMEDIA World Events, History Makers
International, the Digi Awards, nextSPORT, Benchmark and Small Business
Summit. For more information, visit www.achillesmedia.com.
SOURCE Achilles Media Ltd.
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Amy Davies | Director of Content/PR | Achilles Media Ltd.
Tel: 416-921-3171 x 226
Lise Robinson | PR Assistant | Achilles Media Ltd.