Earlier today our executive team was invited to meet with representatives from a cross-section of government organizations as part of the federal government’s Accelerated Growth Service (AGS), a pilot project intended to help innovative companies scale up.
Announced in June 2016 by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, as part of the Liberal government’s Innovation Agenda, AGS is a pilot project created to deliver on the government’s commitment to seek out new high-impact firms and help them grow.
The initiative is a national project that brings together key supports for businesses, such as financing solutions, advisory services, and export and innovation support.
Participating organizations include Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Global Affairs Canada; The Business Development Bank of Canada; Export Development Canada; The National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program; and regional development agencies.
This morning, representatives from several of those organizations met with our CEO Adam Froman, President Steve Mast and EVP Raj Manocha to discuss the evolution of Delvinia and how the federal government can support companies like ours.
Delvinia’s involvement in the program was coordinated by the Council of Canadian Innovators, a business council dedicated to helping high-growth Canadian technology firms scale up globally.
“As a member of CCI, I am an advocate for supporting Canadian businesses that are scaling up, but having an opportunity to participate ourselves is really exciting,” Adam told the group. “This is so important to our mission and mandate as a company. This is really what’s been needed.”