Trade Accelerator Program

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of businesses and to better prepare them for expansion into international markets. 

TAP is a one-stop-shop that will get businesses ready to go global or review and expand their exports, culminating with a customized plan carefully vetted by top industry experts!

This Kingston and area based TAP cohort is a multi-sector offering which allows for inclusion of manufacturing, food & beverage producers/retailers, health sciences, service-related businesses and more to take their export development plans to the next level.

This program will help Kingston and area businesses learn from top industry experts, many of whom represent Federal or Provincial agencies that are directly involved with regional export support. This education and mentorship program is geared to provide them with the necessary tools needed to build a personalized export strategy, and equip them with the resources to find success as they grow their business.

If you are a growing business that has been in operation for 2 or more years, is generating approximately $500k in annual revenue, or has a proven track record of sustainable business growth and are looking to bootstrap your export plans, then don’t hesitate to register for this opportunity.

Benefits of participation:

  • Highly interactive and hands-on approach using case studies, workshops, and team negotiations
  • Direct mentorship and highly personalized coaching by industry experts on a one-to-one-basis
  • Expertly curated content from both the public and private sector 
  • High level peer-to-peer interaction, collaboration, and learning with other businesses in your region
  • Connections with key contacts locally and abroad

Workshops + EventsView All

May 19

Starting a small business? Learn how Kingston Economic Development can help!

May 24

Innovators and entrepreneurs: learn how you can collaborate with health-care leaders who are transforming our local health-care system through innovations in digital health and

May 24

In this interactive session, you will meet with subject matter experts to learn their best practices and the key points they believe business owners should focus on, including:

May 25

Japan and export opportunities for Canadian companies!

May 25

Selling your business?

May 26

Are you a woman-owned business who wants to do business with Queen’s University?