Many start-ups are looking to access global markets very early, and for several, their first entry market will not be Canada. Accessing emerging markets can be challenging due to significant differences in cultures and business environment and in some cases language barriers. These “born global” start-ups need help to overcome these common barriers to doing business abroad, such as accessing business networks and understanding the nuances of the local culture and political system.
YEDI has established partners around the globe who share a common goal of helping entrepreneurs create successful new businesses. We help start-ups gain access to global markets by facilitating introductions and fostering connections with local partners.
In addition, YEDI facilitates and leads country-specific business missions in order to familiarize entrepreneurs with the local ecosystem, open doors to potential customers, partners or investors; and help Canadian start-ups acclimatize to the local business and cultural environment.