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Venn’s Export Internship Program Expands to Second Cohort
Offering growth-focused companies support to hire an intern
Moncton, NB (May 28, 2019): Following the success of its first cohort that saw ten New Brunswick-based companies expand their international presence by leveraging the talent of interns, Venn Innovation is again accepting applications from companies for its Export Internship Program. New Brunswick companies focused on export growth will have the opportunity to hire an intern to help with their growth plans thanks to the support of Venn and its partners, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.
“Helping companies bring in new talent is important to building the economic capacity of New Brunswick,” says Doug Robertson, CEO of Venn Innovation. “We have seen the impacts of our first cohort of interns on the growth of their host companies and are excited to see what this second cohort can achieve.”
“Funding from Venn Innovation’s Export Internship program has already had a significant impact on our growth and momentum over the past 12 months. This funding allowed us to hire a dedicated Marketing Manager, responsible for the development and execution of a proactive and comprehensive marketing and digital content strategy”, commented Amy Webber, ProcedureFlow’s Best Practices Manager. “As a result, we’ve been able to reach and connect with more potential customers than ever before and that has translated directly into more sales.”
The Export Internship Program provides an opportunity for interns to work and learn in New Brunswick’s growth-oriented companies. Through company mentorship, and training provided by the internship program, participating companies are developing in-house knowledge and expertise that will help to increase their business. Applications to this program are open until May 30, 2019. Successful applicants will receive a contribution for up to 75% of the intern’s salary. More detailed information on the program can be found at http://www.venninnovation.com/en/export-internship.
The Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, is providing a non-repayable contribution of $500,000 to Venn Innovation Inc. to support this initiative, which will help New Brunswick companies strengthen their export market activities.
“Helping innovative small- and medium-sized enterprises grow their business and enter into new markets, while keeping recent graduates employed in New Brunswick, is critical to enhancing Atlantic Canada’s economic success,” said the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA. “I am pleased that the Government of Canada is helping Venn to further its vision, build on its successes, take advantage of new opportunities and further contribute to the economic development of this region.”
About Venn Innovation: Venn Innovation helps companies get to market, grow their business and scale their operations. They are working to build the capacity for innovation in Atlantic Canada by connecting entrepreneurs to resources, education, training and international networks.
Mischka Jacobs, Communications and Events Coordinator