Recognizing that some companies naturally have a global mindset early on in their development, the Early Stage Exporters (ESE) fund has been created to assist Ontario small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and grow their export markets, obtain new sources of capitalization/funding, and increase export sales of Ontario goods and services.
The Early Stage Exporters fund is administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) with the support and funding from the Ontario government.
There are four eligible activities that are funded by the ESE program:
- Direct Contacts;
- Marketing Tools;
- Market Research; and
- Foreign Bidding Projects.
Learn more here.