About the Program

The Cabinet Créatif de Montréal has set out to support 15 local creative and cultural businesses or organizations in developing their new respective international market by providing long-term tools and the keys to success.

The purpose of this project is to propel young cultural and creative businesses onto the national and international stage and reduce the risks associated with their first steps towards exporting their product or service.

The program offers:

  • A psychometric exam
  • A full export diagnostic
  • 2 plane tickets per business for the trade mission
  • 2 Global Access memberships for WeWork spaces across the globe
  • A complete study of the targeted market
  • A total of six days of training
  • Air Canada for Business Panel
  • Free legal consultation by BCF Avocats
  • Personalized mentorship
  • Follow-up after the trade mission
  • Many networking events
  • Business travel kit

This project will take place between January 2018 and May 2019 and includes five learning stages and one trade mission during the year:

This process will take place between January 2018 and May 2019 and includes five learning stages and one trade mission:

Preparing for
Growth

Take a psychometric 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 case.

Adapting to the
Target Market

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

Planning Your
Mission

Establish key contacts in the targeted market;
Plan and prepare your business agenda;
Prepare business export plan.

Taking
Off

Develop your targeted market through a commercial mission.

The total value of the program is 15,000$ including airfare. All costs related to the program are covered by the founders and partners of the Cabinet Créatif de Montréal at the exception of:

  • the administrative fees*
  • cost of transportation** for all activities within the program (other than the airfare for trade mission)

*The total cost of administrative fees is 750$ for the entire 5-month program and is payable at the beginning of the program.

**Airfare for the mission at the end of the program is offered by the Cabinet Créatif de Montréal. Cost of hotel, transportation and expenses during the mission are at the selected business’ expense.

Full terms and conditions will be provided once registered.

Founders

Founders

As part of its new 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategy, the Ville de Montréal has identified the cultural and creative sector as a priority area.

The cultural and creative industries, which represent a mainstay of Montréal’s distinctive identity and character, are a meeting point for creativity, culture, technology, and innovation. They are catalysts for economic growth, higher quality of life and identity constructs.

We believe that creative entrepreneurs need to acquire the skills and abilities required both to fully benefit from the business opportunities available to them and to be able to take on the challenges facing them. That is why strengthening cultural and creative organizations and businesses is at the heart of the SDÉ’s work.

The Cabinet Créatif de Montréal integrates this supportive aspect for creative entrepreneurs to support Montréal’s cultural and creative ecosystem and propel it onto the international stage.

As the experts of business travel, Air Canada for Business understand the needs in planning, preparing and booking a trip. The Cabinet Créatif de Montréal is a customized program based on business travel needs to accelerate growth and commercializing nationally and internationally. Air Canada for Business’ purpose is to support SMEs and startups across Canada in their global success.

Air Canada for Business is a free program designed for small and medium-sized companies to help them save on business travel, earn rewards and enjoy exclusive member offers every time they book with Air Canada and select partner airlines.

The program offers a convenient tool for a world-class booking experience. Users can book business travel, reserve cars and manage and share itineraries for multiple employees, all while keeping track of both travel expenses and program rewards in real-time.

It’s free to join online and requires no minimum spend or commitment.

Find out more about Air Canada for Business here.

Find out more about Air Canada for Business here.

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:

In 1995, BCF was formed by nine visionary individuals determined to transform the way business law was practiced. Quebec companies and young legal talent immediately embraced BCF’s pioneering approach. The firm experienced rapid growth as a result, which led to it opening an office in Quebec City to meet the demands of a growing clientele for its innovative services.

In providing services based on the core values of humility, creativity, generosity, intensity and sincerity, BCF has gained the trust of businesses in all sectors of activity throughout Quebec, across Canada and internationally.
Today, BCF continues to stand out thanks to its collaborative and innovative approach. BCF’s team includes more than 220 professionals working in its offices in Montreal, Quebec City and Sept-Îles.

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WeWork provides more than 268,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork’s mission is to help create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. Founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork currently has more than 287 physical locations in 77 cities and 23 countries around the world.

The Global Access offered to the selected businesses of the program provides a flexible solution that gives them an all-access pass to the entire network of WeWork locations around the world, providing the ease and convenience of finding a workspace wherever teams travel and helping companies make data-driven decisions about their real estate portfolio.

Follow us at @WeWork on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or visit www.wework.com to learn more.

Groupe Infopresse is the leading media group specializing in communication in Quebec. Among its many activities, the company publishes Infopresse monthly magazine, several annual guides and books, and organizes conferences,

training and competitions for professionals in communications, design, marketing and media. Groupe Infopresse also groups together multiple news websites, distributes newsletters and produces television programs.

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Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is a not-for-profit corporation without share capital and is responsible for the management, operation, and development of Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal–Dorval International Airport) and Montréal–Mirabel International Airport under the terms of a 60-year lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992.

Aéroports de Montréal is committed to succeeding in each of its sectors — airport, aeronautical, real estate and retail services — and to developing its two airport complexes to their full potential. From this perspective, Montréal–Trudeau acts as a hub for domestic, transborder and international passenger traffic, while Montréal–Mirabel will continue to grow as an industrial and all-cargo airport.

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Committees

Committee proceedings and meetings will be overseen by:

Catherine Lareau, Economic Development Commissioner, Creative and Cultural Sector
Ville de Montréal
Rachel Machalani, Manager, Customer Engagement
Air Canada

Committees

Committee proceedings and meetings will be overseen by:

Catherine Lareau, Economic Development Commissioner, Creative and Cultural Sector
Ville de Montréal
Rachel Machalani, Manager, Customer Engagement
Air Canada

Comité Consultatif

Comité Consultatif

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.