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.

Lucas Coleman
Lucas Coleman

Sr. Manager, WTC; Director, Export Specialty SBDC

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Sep 1 - Nov 15