Customer & Market Acceleration Program
This program is currently underway
Fundraising was hard before COVID-19, and now it’s going to be even harder. Now more than ever, startups need to focus on revenue and market growth, so we have designed a program around building customer and market traction.
This program provides Alberta companies the opportunity to leverage our combined relationships and establish their credibility in one of the most important technology hubs on the planet, Silicon Valley. We also provide concierge-style services to help Silicon Valley companies expand their operations into Alberta.
- Customer and Market Access two-hour interactive workshop each week
- Roundtable sessions on a variety of topics throughout with speakers from our network of hand-picked Silicon Valley experts
- Mentorship – each startup receives a one-hour mentor session with an expert from HR, Finance and Operations
- Customer Discovery session – friendly feedback from relevant decision makers at like-target customers
- Virtual happy hours and cohort networking
Workshop and session elements
- Ideal customer profile & journey mapping
- Customer acquisition strategy
- Develop market messaging
- Market response and feedback
- Customer discovery session
- Cross-border company challenges
Since 2018, Connection Silicon Valley, in partnership with New West Networks, provides Trade & Investment Attraction support between Alberta and Silicon Valley on behalf of the Government of Alberta Economic Development, Trade & Tourism.