Canadian Digital Media Network helps cover costs as start-ups, scale-ups expand internationally

The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) has selected 53 companies – in sectors from artificial intelligence and machine learning to internet of things (IoT) and smart cities – to join its Soft Landing program, a top-rated international market growth and export development program. 

The CDMN Soft Landing program helps qualified, mature Canadian technology start-ups and scale-ups build revenue and secure investment in global markets by helping cover their costs. Each company receives up to $4,000 CAD to offset expenses such as travel, accommodations and temporary office space.

CDMN’s support has helped past Soft Landing participants create more than 325 jobs, generate $97 million in net new revenue and raise more than $113 million in investment.

“The support provided by CDMN through the Soft Landing program was crucial to our success,” said former program participant Hugues Marceau, co-founder and CEO of Autonom Inc. “Our inclusion in this program allowed the organization to attract business in a new market in order to more quickly become cashflow positive on our entrepreneurial journey.”

The following companies from across the country have been selected for the Fall 2019 - Winter 2020 CDMN Soft Landing program:

Achu Health; AirGMS Technologies Inc.; Alchemy; AlignVR; Autonom Inc.; Barnacle Systems Inc.; Blue City Technology; Biba Ventures Inc.; ClickDishes Inc.; Cogmation Robotics Inc.; Concept GEEBEE Inc.; Cryptoworth; DropLab Inc.; EnPowered; Envoi Technologies; Event Temple; EXACT Technology Corporation; GeneBlueprint Corp.; Glove Systems Inc.; Go-By Design Inc.; Harbr Inc.; Hoppier; Hypercare Inc.; iComply Investor Services Inc.; Interpodia Technology Corp.; Invision AI; JAUNTIN’; Left Brain Marketing; Marion Surgical Inc.; Melange; Mobistream; O2 Canada; Pilot Things; PROtect Smart Personal Safety; Rally; SageTea Software; Sandman Media Inc.; Sera4 Ltd.; SignAgent Inc.; Sinitic; Skillshark Athlete Evaluations; Sport and Social Inc.; Stan A.I.; Summatti; SWTCH Energy Inc.; The Farmers’ Truck; Trip Ninja; TS Analytics Canada Ltd.; Turing VPD Inc.; Validere; Vimto; Visualping; Wavve Boating.

These companies will land in 54 cities across 22 countries.

About The Canadian Digital Media Network
The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), is a network of 29 regional innovation hubs across Canada, all focused on supporting Canada’s technology entrepreneurs. Designated a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, CDMN is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in the digital economy. Follow @CDMN on Twitter, join the Canadian Digital Media Network Group on LinkedIn and like the Canadian Digital Media Network page on Facebook.

For more information, please contact:
Ryan Hanes
International Programs Manager, CDMN
519.888.9944 ext. 1040
ryan.hanes@cdmn.ca

Kitchener, Ontario, November 25, 2019