Enterprising culture is an international business acceleration program for companies working in the cultural and creative industries. It allows French start-ups in the creative industries to discover the Canadian ecosystem and explore their potential for expansion in the North American market.

Following the first call for projects launched in November 2020, the 5 winning start-ups of the Enterprising Culture 2021 “Music and Innovation” program, piloted by the Cultural services of the Embassy of France in Canada are:

From April 6 to May 4, 2021, the winners will benefit from a remote incubation with Platform Calgary, with training sessions, hands-on workshops, special events, 1:1 mentoring by industry experts and peer learning.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Validate/find a product/market fit for the North American music industry;
  • Access a network of industry experts and key players;
  • Understand the components of a data room and create one
  • Access peer learning and network with other founders;
  • Gain a solid business foundation and knowledge on how to scale the business;
  • Develop and implement a network of advisors in Canada;
  • Acquire pitching and presentation skills.

A second call for applications will be issued in the fall of 2021.

For more information on Enterprising Culture, visit FranceCanadaCulture.
For more information on Junction Program, visit PlatformCalgary