The Atlantic Canada Venture Gateway
assists Atlantic Canadian high-growth technology firms in
attracting capital and securing strategic business partnerships
in the international marketplace.
Gateway's strength lies in the strength of it partnerships. As a part of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Gateway is able to draw upon expertise from a wide network of alumni, strategic partners and industry experts for the benefit of its clients.
Clients of Gateway are innovative firms in a variety of industries, ranging from information technology and communication to biotechnology and marine technology. Gateway supports clients through comprehensive investment readiness program and by facilitating investment with its international partners.
Gateway helps companies understand what investors and joint venture partners look for in prospective firms and works closely with clients to prepare for attracting cross-border investment. Gateway’s investment readiness program involves:
Gateway has developed a sound reputation in the Middle East, particularly in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Higher Colleges of Technology’s Dubai Men’s College (DMC) has partnered with Gateway, opening a network of experts and potential investors to Gateway clients that would otherwise be unavailable.
Gateway will work with each client to match them with prospective investors and business partners and will provide ongoing support throughout the deal development process.
Clients will benefit from working closely with Gateway and DMC to develop business proposals that are relevant and attractive to investors and business partners in that region. With face-to-face meetings in the UAE, clients can further refine their presentation and gain insight and guidance from senior advisors who have industry-specific expertise. The advisors provide strategic market knowledge and introduce clients to investor and business partners.
Closing the investment deal is the beginning of the relationship between the client and investor, and Gateway will continue to provide support to the client to ensure that they are able to meet their goals.