MetroConnect VI: Apply by November 15

Sep 1 - Nov 15

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Take your business global with MetroConnect

World Trade Center San Diego is accepting applications for 15 small businesses to participate in Year 6 of its flagship export assistance program, MetroConnect. Presented by JPMorgan Chase and Procopio, the program has assisted 65 companies in its first four years in turning $790,000 in export grants into:

  • $85,000,000 in new international sales
  • 500 new international contracts
  • 18 new offices around the world


Companies must:

  • Be headquartered in San Diego
  • Be export-ready, meaning you are already exporting (goods/services) or are looking to pursue international sales as a near-term priority
  • Have been in business for at least one year
  • Be an SBA-designated small businesses

MetroConnect companies receive:

  • $5,000 private-sector funded export assistance grant
  • Seven executive workshops on export-related topics
  • Complimentary access to SystranPRO machine translation software
  • Discounts on international travel with partner airlines, such as American Airlines, British Airways, and Japan Airlines
  • EDC investor benefits for the duration of the program ($5,000 value)
  • PR and marketing support from WTC San Diego
  • Access to a network of mentors, consultants, and service providers in San Diego and overseas
  • Chance to compete for a $25,000 grand prize


The application takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Get more details on the application.

Hear from MetroConnect alum White Labs and Blue Sky Network on the benefits of the program:

Lucas Coleman
Lucas Coleman

Sr. Manager, WTC; Director, Export Specialty SBDC

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Sep 1 - Nov 15