Export Igniter

Let's go global

An acceleration program that helps growth-stage companies navigate the complexities of international business and break into new markets

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How can Export Igniter help your company?

Over the 12-weeks participants will receive comprehensive programming, mentorship and resources. Graduates leave ready to tackle their new market with a comprehensive export and sales strategy

"You don't know what you don't know. The program really helped us figure out how to take the right steps into different markets."
- Andrew Bedford, Ginger Agency
Andrew Bedford
"To create a global impact you need to get out of your backyard. The program and mentorship that came with it was invaluable in helping us grow outside our region."
- Keelen Gagnon, SimpTek Technologies
Keelen Gagnon


Subject matter experts lead bootcamp workshops to help you get the information you need to develop your export plan.


Each entrepreneur is paired with a locally established and successful exporter who's `been there, done that`. Mentors provide one-on-one time to act as sounding boards, share their experience and advice. Each participant receives a minimum of 12 hours of mentorship.


Through a partnership with the University of New Brunswick entrepreneurs are paired with a team of highly motivated business students who assist with research, lead generation and the development of an export strategy

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Return on Your Investment

  • Graduate with an export and sales strategy
  • Get over $20,000 worth of workshops and advice from our experts
  • Develop your international network
  • A tried and true program for export success - 70% of Export Igniter grads have growing export sales


  • Mark MacKenzie, Green Imaging Technologies
  • Kent Murphy, Atlantic Growth Solutions
  • Kevin Kilbride, Therma-Ray Inc
  • Martin Aitken, Aitken's Pewter
  • Terry Malley, Malley Industries
  • Norm Couturier
  • Joe Allen, Energia


  • Ginger Agency / Hartt Shoes(cohort 1)
  • SimpTek Technologies(cohort 1)
  • Marr's Sweet Syrup(cohort 1)
  • Unforgotten Metal Art(cohort 1)
  • Mayday Printing(cohort 1)
  • Red Rover Cider(cohort 1)
  • eChart Healthcare(cohort 2)
  • The Best Deodorant in the World(cohort 2)
  • WEnTech Solutions(cohort 2)
  • Anointment Skin Care(cohort 2)
  • Yanky Sports(cohort 2)

Advisory Board Partners

  • Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
  • Opportunities NB
  • Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Planet Hatch
  • Ignite Fredericton

Take your business global

Apply before Nov. 31 | Successful applicants will be charged $500 to access the Export Igniter program. 50% of the fee will be returned to the company upon successful completion of the program.

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