RESUME

The Cabinet Créatif de Montréal is an accelerator program initiative supporting local creative and cultural businesses and organizations to explore new business opportunities and develop new international markets.

The registration period for the 2019 edition is now closed. You can fill out the registration form and we will keep your contact for the 2020 registration period starting next fall.

Backed by La Ville de Montréal and Air Canada for Business, this innovative five-month program will offer 15 selected local businesses the opportunity to be trained, supported and coached in the mechanics of commercialization. The program ends with a personalized trade mission based on each of the selected local businesses’ targeted market.

This initiative will help reinforce creative businesses’ international growth and success. Each of the selected businesses will be granted free* access to the full program that is valued at 15,000$ including airfare thanks to our founders and partners.

*Administrative fees of 750$ are not included – see full program description for details.

Areas of Activities Involved

The following areas of activities will be given priority:

Areas of Activities Involved

The following areas of activities will be given priority:

Performing Arts

Entertainment

Multimedia

Online, animation and visual effects

Video Games

Media

Film and publishing

AR | VR

Fashion, Design & Architecture

Programming

After applications are received and the 15 businesses have been selected, successful candidates will go through a process including five learning stages and one trade mission:

Programming

After applications are received and the 15 businesses have been selected, successful candidates will go through a process including five learning stages and one trade mission:

Preparing for
Growth

Take a personality test;
Identify your strengths;
Plan for the business’s growth.

Targeting Your
Market

Select your market;
Learn more about export and implementation;
Position your market entry strategy.

Funding
Commercialization

Identify financing sources;
Build up a financing file.

Adapting to the
Target Market

Become familiar with the market’s business culture;
Learn more about intellectual property;
Validate your strategy based on export regulations.

Planning Your
Trade Mission

Establish contact with key people in the target market;
Plan and prepare your business agenda;
Prepare business presentations.

Taking
Off

Develop your market through a trade mission.

This process will take place from January to May 2019, followed by a trade mission.

Partners

The Cabinet Créatif de Montréal was made possible thanks to the generous contribution and expertise from our partners:

Partners

The Cabinet Créatif de Montréal was made possible thanks to the generous contribution and expertise from our partners:

Registration

Register Now

Registration will open to local creative and cultural businesses as of October 24, 2018; 15 businesses or organizations will then be selected to participate in the Cabinet Créatif de Montréal program to start preparing to accelerate their growth internationally.