Birmingham-based BEC secures contract with the High Commission of Canada

Bec (formally known as Birmingham Enterprise Community) is thrilled to announce that they have been selected by the High Commission of Canada to deliver mentoring support services for the Canadian Technology Accelerator Programme that will support 12 innovative Canadian technology businesses in enterprise software to enter the UK market.

BEC is a not-for-profit organisation that supports entrepreneurs and start-ups through a range of services and programmes. They have a proven track record of supporting businesses to succeed in the UK and overseas – having supported businesses from over 19 countries.

The Canadian Technology Accelerator Programme is an initiative that helps Canadian technology companies to accelerate their growth in global markets through mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to potential customers, investors, and to resources that can help these companies succeed abroad.

BEC will be providing mentoring support services, utilising its network of over 35 sector-leading mentors, to the 12 Canadian tech businesses selected for the programme. This will include one-on-one coaching, advice on market entry and growth strategies, and access to BEC’s extensive network of contacts in the UK.  BEC is excited to be part of this initiative and is committed to supporting these businesses throughout their journey.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to support the Canadian Technology Accelerator Programme,” said Daniel Evans, CEO of Bec. “The quality of the selected businesses is immense and we are looking forward to working with them to succeed in the UK market.”

About Bec

Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) is an award-winning business support organisation and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy approved Local Enterprise Agency. BEC delivers a number of business support services ranging from business creation & growth programmes through to bespoke consultancy services that support organisations during transition or high-growth periods, access to new markets or organisational strategic development. To enable the delivery of these services, BEC has assembled a team of entrepreneurs, sector-specialist advisors and partners that allow it to support a wide range of organisations across a spectrum of business challenges.

About the Canadian Technology Accelerator

Established in 2013, Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) – is a global business development program offered by Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service. CTAs empower Canadian high-potential, high-growth tech companies that have a market-ready technology or product to explore global growth opportunities. We help companies in three main sectors of activity: cleantech, digital industries and information and communications technologies (ICT), and life sciences and digital health. CTAs are located in thriving tech ecosystems around the world: Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Mexico City, Berlin and Munich, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Singapore, New Delhi and London. To learn more about each of our CTA programs, visit the website:

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