BUSINESS INCUBATION CENTRES

The Canada China Business Council Business Incubation Centres (BICs) in four distinct locations (Calgary, Montreal, Beijing and Shanghai) have one objective in mind – your business success. Our three-phase process was developed with the purpose of helping Canadian companies set up successful operations in China and Chinese companies set up successful operations in Canada. Working with a broad network of public and private sector partners across Canada and China, our business incubation centres provide infrastructure and keep companies connected, informed and knowledgeable. We help you to get the right tools to refine your business model and work toward achieving your goals.

Our Three-Phase Process

Refining Your Strategy

Building Your Operations

Graduating from the BIC

Value

Business incubation is a proven system of infrastructure, networks, and tools that support the development of foreign companies as they enter new markets or areas of growth. When entering a new company, the first few years are critical for establishing a business structure, building connections with suppliers, customers, and other partners, as well as for accessing funding and gaining market exposure. Additional challenges may include unfamiliar social, cultural, legal and economic frameworks, which add to the complexity that companies entering a new market face at the incubation stage. The Canada China Business Council (CCBC) Business Incubation Centers bridge many of these uncertainties and challenges to help companies succeed in the new market.

Physical Incubation Space

During the company’s tenancy at the Business Incubation Centre, CCBC will facilitate the growth of the company’s business operations through the delivery of business mentoring support, market data and business development expertise.

Virtual Incubation Space

With support from CCBC, we will provide mentoring on how to refine the company’s Canadian strategy – making for a smoother transition into the Canadian market.

Criteria

  • Company must be incorporated in Canada
  • Company must provide a service/product that meets industry needs

LOCATIONS

CALGARY

Physical Incubation Space

  • Office space for one member representative
  • Offices include access to the Internet, printer, and scanner
  • Local landline phone number
  • Access to a private conference room
  • Receptionist services and SME Support Officer
  • Business mentoring program
  • CED business development support including market intelligence/data, real estate, and sector-specific expertise
  • Real estate support for permanent office site selection
  • One year CCBC membership
  • Up to one year of physical incubation

Cost
$1,200 per month

 

 

Virtual Incubation Space

  • Business mentoring program
  • One-year CCBC membership
  • Use of Global Business Centre for mail forwarding
  • Local landline phone number
  • Up to three months in virtual incubation
  • CED business development support including market intelligence/data, real estate, and sector-specific expertise

Cost
$150 per month

 

 

Contact:
Wayne Thai
Director, Prairies Chapter
3rd Floor, Global Business Center
Calgary AB T2G 2G9
Email: Wayne[at]ccbc.com
Telephone: 403-910-2320
Mobile: 403-973-3818

SHANGHAI

Physical Incubation Space

  • Desk space for one staff member
  • Includes access to the Internet, printer, and scanner
  • Access to a private conference room
  • Receptionist services and SME Support Officer
  • Business mentoring program

Cost
$5,000 RMB per month

 

 

Virtual Incubation Space

  • Mailing address and phone number
  • Access to conference room
  • Voicemail service with remote access from Canada (extra fees apply)
  • Option to rent a desk for shorter periods for travelling staff members

Cost
1,500 RMB or $300 per month

 

 

Contact:
Edward Dai
Shanghai Chapter Director
2299 Yan’an West Road, Shanghai
200336, Shanghai Mart, 10th floor, Unit 10A43
People’s Republic of China
Email: Edward[at]ccbc.com
Telephone: 86 (21) 6236-6370, 71, or 72

MONTREAL

Physical Incubation Space

  • Office space for up to three staff members
  • Offices include access to the Internet, printer, and scanner
  • Access to a private conference room
  • Receptionist services and SME Support Officer
  • Business mentoring program
  • Access to CCBC’s subscriptions and library

Cost
$2,000 per month

 

 

Virtual Incubation Space

  • Mailing address and phone number
  • Voicemail service to access messages from China in Canada
  • Access to conference room during trips to Canada based on availability and up to 10 hours per month (additional hours: $25 per hour)

Cost
$150 per month

 

 

Contact:
André-Philippe Chenail
Quebec Chapter Director
759 Square Victoria, RC4
Montreal, QC H2Y 2K3
Email: Chenail[at]ccbc.com
Telephone: 514-842-7837
Mobile: 514-978-0336

BEIJING

Physical Incubation Space
• Three office sizes are available:

Large (19 sq.m): 22,000 RMB per month

Medium (12-15 sq.m): 14,000 RMB per month

Cubicle desk: 5,000 RMB per month

• Offices include access to the Internet, printer, and scanner
• Receptionist services and SME Support Officer
• Access to a private conference room

 

 

Virtual Incubation Space
• Mailing address and phone number for your company
• Access to conference room during trips to China
• Voicemail service with remote access from Canada
• Option to rent a desk for travelling staff members

 

Cost
• 1,500 RMB or $300 per month

 

 

Contact:
Travis Joern
Managing Director, China
Suite 11A16, Tower A, Hanwei Plaza
No.7, Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100004, People’s Republic of China
Email: Travis[at]ccbc.com.cn
Telephone: 86 (10) 8526-1820/21/22 ext. 17
Fax: 86 (10) 6512-6125