FREDERICTON, N.B. – Ignite Fredericton is announcing the five companies that will join the second cohort of Export Igniter — Atlantic Canada’s first export accelerator program — which will begin in January 2018.
“We’re very excited about the second cohort of companies participating this year,” said Adam Peabody, Investment Attraction & Growth Specialist with Ignite Fredericton and coordinator of the program. “The participants in the first Export Igniter cohort have experienced sustained growth resulting in 9 FTE jobs. We’re confident this year’s cohort is poised for similar success and look forward to working with them.”
Export Igniter is designed to help export-ready companies develop a strategy to ensure they succeed in seizing opportunities and navigating the complex landscape of international business. Over 12 weeks, participants go through workshops led by subject matter experts such as Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Opportunities NB (ONB), Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, Export Development Corporation, customs and logistics consultants, and more. Furthermore, each company is paired with a mentor, a successful local exporter who provides their insights and advice. Companies are also paired with a team of highly motivated students from the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Business Administration who help with research and strategy.
“Exporting is critical to New Brunswick’s economy,” says Stephen Lund, CEO of ONB. “ONB works with hundreds of New Brunswick companies each year to assist them in their growth and export efforts. We are pleased to work with our partners to assist export-ready companies in taking the next steps necessary to get their products and services out to the world.”
The companies that will participate in the second cohort of Export Igniter are:
● Anointment Natural Skin Care Inc
● Yanky Sports International Inc
● eChart Healthcare
● WEnTech Solutions Inc
● The Best Deodorant in the World
Export Igniter is run in a partnership model with the University of New Brunswick, ONB, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.
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