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Applications close January 30th! Program benefits include $5K cash grant, $40K in-kind benefits and chance to win $25K Grand Prize.

Applications Now Open for World Trade Center San Diego’s MetroConnect Program

  • 2020-01-16T05:33:00.000+0000
  • San Diego
  • Author: World Trade Center San Diego

World Trade Center San Diego is accepting applications for 15 companies to participate in Year 5 of its flagship export assistance program, MetroConnect. To date, the MetroConnect program has assisted 65 companies in turning $790,000 in export grants into $85,000,000 in new international sales, 500 new international contracts, and 18 new offices around the world. Accepting applications now through January 31st.

Benefits of the MetroConnect program:

  • $5K cash grant + $40K in-kind benefits + Chance to Win $25K Grand Prize
  • Complimentary subscription to premium translation software — $10K value
  • Significant discounts on international travel with partner airlines (Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Japan Airlines, and Lufthansa) — $10K value
  • EDC Investor Benefits for duration of the program — $5K value
  • 5 custom workshops on export strategy, policy, and regulations — $5K value
  • PR and marketing support from WTC San Diego
  • Access to a network of 65 MetroConnect alumni
  • Access to service provider and mentoring network
  • One-on-one consulting with WTC San Diego staff — $10K value
  • Opportunity to compete for $25K grand prize at the end of the program
Qualifications
  • Company must be headquartered in San Diego
  • Must be export-ready, meaning you are already exporting (goods/services) or are looking to pursue international sales as a near-term priority

Complete the online application: bit.ly/MetroConnect2020