Access the World through
our GlobalX Services

Going Global from the Start

GlobalX enables startups to acquire the necessary knowledge, sources of capital, and network to access new markets. We help startups validate their business model through cohort-based programs, 1-on-1 support, and leading international partners.

Gain Knowledge, Skills, and Execution Support

GlobalX is designed to help you at each stage of your startup journey. From validating your business model, identifying your first international target, to building on your long term global expansion strategy.

1-on-1 with experts
Government support
Global Incubator and accelerator network
Market expeditions

We got the opportunity to network and learn more about Boston, as well as the pros and cons of having a U.S. subsidiary and insights into intellectual property strategies.”

Marina Massingham, CEO of Aifred Health.

Our Services

Cohort-Based Market Testing Labs

An immersion program that runs in parallel with a conference, where startups learn how to take their business to a new market through the interaction with strategic partners – mentors, investors, peers and government partners.

1-on-1 Startup Support

Startups get financial support, access to an expert network, and exclusive workshops, as well as coaching support. Through our partner network we also provide temporary workspace across Canada, New York City and Boston.

Access to Partner Programs

An international network of partner incubators and accelerators with exclusive referral programs and offerings.

New York District

Startups can access our District in New York City, one of the most critical U.S. markets and the second most important startup ecosystem in the world.

Our team is on the ground in NYC to help you with:

Office Space
Partner Incubator
International Expert Network

Our Footprint

Startups Exposed to
Global Mindset

Meet the Team

Rana Abbasi
Global Operations and Services, District 3
Rana Abbasi
Global Operations and Services, District 3

Global Operations and Services, District 3

Rana’s fascination for foreign cultures and languages has led her to develop a strong international network and a passion for discovering market trends and consumer behaviour. In her role as the Global Operations and Services Lead, her goal is to help entrepreneurs scale internationally faster and have access to networks, capital, and the knowledge needed to succeed in a new market.

Over the past 6 years, Rana has established deep roots in Montreal’s supporting social innovation and entrepreneurship community. Speaking English, Arabic, French, Russian and Mandarin, Rana is a masterful connector, adept at understanding the unique nuances of people and culture. Rana holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a Major in Marketing and Minor in Modern Chinese Language and Culture.

Michele Reich
Director of Marketing and Global Services, District 3
Michele Reich
Director of Marketing and Global Services, District 3

Director of Marketing and Global Services, District 3

Michele has built a career at the intersection of brand strategy, product development, and design for international clients in furniture, fashion, tech, hospitality, arts and culture. Following a decade as the Marketing Director at Knoll, she founded Greene Street Creative, a New York-based agency that works across many disciplines to create storytelling experiences that are memorable and effective.
In her current role as Director of Marketing and Global Services, Michele applies process and industry expertise to bring the District 3 brand to life in powerful and engaging ways. Passionate about brand strategy and creating cohesive user experiences, she works to identify business opportunities for D3 and its startups, accelerating growth through strategic planning, market insights, proven product development, sales and marketing tactics.
Gisleine Silveira
Global Partnerships NYC, District 3
Gisleine Silveira
Global Partnerships NYC, District 3

Global Partnerships & Director of NYCHub, District 3

Based in New York, Gisleine runs the NYCHub, a new district that supports expansion of Canadian startups to the US –  Canada’s most relevant trade partner. She also supports the development of international partnerships within the GlobalX service.

Prior to joining D3, Gisleine held senior marketing and communication positions within multinational companies in the consumer goods and services industry. She has lived and worked in Brazil, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Colombia, Switzerland, Canada. 

In addition to her 20 year corporate career, Gisleine pioneered the launch of a digital art school for children in Brazil. A teacher at heart, she has given lectures and training in marketing and branding. She holds a PhD and Master degree in Business, a Master’s degree in Research, and a bachelor in Communication & Arts.


Who is eligible?

GlobalX and access to the NYC District is primarily served to the District 3 startup community and alumni. To learn more, fill out this form and we will get in touch.

Do the programs take place in-person or virtually?

The programs will take form virtually due to limited travel opportunities at this time.

Is there any funding support offered through this program?

Our team will work with each startup to identify funding opportunities available to cover the travel cost and more.