Invest Lithuania visit – February 6, 2020

As part of our outreach to deepen business relations between Canada and Lithuania, on February 6, 2020 we welcomed H.E. Darius Skusevičius, Ambassador of Lithuania in Canada, on his first official visit to Toronto, as well as Paul Kuras, the Honorary Consul General of in Toronto, who both accompanied the delegation from Invest Lithuania: Gintarė Bačiulienė and Kristina Balčėtė.

Invest Lithuania is a non-profit organization funded by Lithuania’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation. Its mission is to attract foreign investment and provide free advice and connections to global companies interested in doing business in Lithuania. They provide in-depth market and industry insights, information on local labor and legal framework, introduction to peer companies, authorities, or institutions. Their assistance is personalized, meaning each applicant’s case is individually assessed and granted support.

Pace Global Advantage will continue to work on helping businesses to connect with the right partners, including assisting Lithuanian and Canadian relations.

Are you interested? Let your company experience the Pace Global Advantage!

Design Terminal Aquathon Event — March 26-27, 2020

Water scarcity affects at least 2.5 billion people today, and by 2050 will be a daily problem for over half the world’s population. Aquathon is a 24-hour innovative idea competition or ‘hackathon’ for finding technological solutions to this problem. It is aimed at graduate students or startups with a working prototype, in teams of 2–4. Applicants can sign up from now to March 1, will be notified of their acceptance on March 9–10, and will compete on March 26–27 at Design Terminal’s location in Budapest.

The goal of the competition is to develop a solution to promote responsible water use and prevent waste, which can be scaled internationally. Teams will have access to workshops, one-on-one sessions with mentors, and consultations with industry experts on their solution. At the competition’s end, each team will present  their solution (3-4 minutes) to an international panel of experts, with prizes for the top three solutions.

Aquathon is looking for ‘digital solutions’ in particular, such as the use of cloud-based systems to monitor and record daily water consumption and efficiency of water filtration systems at the residential level.

The official language of the event is Hungarian, but interpreters are available upon request. Food and drinks will be provided, but entrants must bring their own electronic devices, as well as a passport or identity card. For further questions, the organizers can be contacted by email.

The event is funded by Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation, a nonprofit organization focusing on environmental issues in Hungary, in conjunction with Design Terminal, which in 2016 was awarded “Best Incubator in Hungary” by the Central European Startup Awards.

Read the official event description from Design Terminal

PGA January 2020 Newsletter

From Everyone at Pace Global Advantage, We Would Like to Wish You a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020 and our first of many PGA Newsletters!

Pace Global Advantage is a Canadian concierge business facilitation, immigration and investment consulting firm that has been assisting businesses and investors around the world. Through highly successful international partnerships and affiliations, PGA has developed a reputation for supporting its clients, expanding their reach, and helping them grow internationally.

While PGA focuses on global migration and international business facilitation solutions, we are also proud to work with experienced and distinguished lawyers and consultants whose expertise proves invaluable in aiding investors, immigration clients, and their families.

Another initiative of PGA is to work with start-ups and established companies to expand into the Canadian and other North American markets. We also work on providing Mergers and Acquisitions support for international clients and custom tailored, full-service experience for individuals and companies looking to make Canada a destination for business and future growth.

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Here are the highlights of some of our 2019 successes and accomplishments.

Enjoy our first Newsletter!

2019 Highlights

PGA Tech Trip October 7 – 11, 2019

Pace Global Advantage teamed up with Toronto Business Development Centre to further explore the high-tech / fintech ecosystems in Hungary, Belarus and Lithuania. Our focus was to understand the local dynamics and regulations as well as to introduce Canada as a potential destination for startups in these areas. As we chose three very different jurisdictions, our priorities and focus were diverse, and we couldn’t have been more pleasantly impressed after the conclusion of the trip.

Read more on PGA’s Tech Trip of October 7 – 11, 2019

PGA Follow-Up Trip to Vilnius, Lithuania November 25 – 29, 2019

Following PGA’s trip to the region in October, we timed our follow-up visit to coincide with the biggest fintech conference in the Baltics, Fintech Inn, as well as the state visit of the Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable Julie Payette – both took place in the same week.

Our confidence in the innovative spirit of the region continues to increase, and we renewed our commitment to bring the Lithuanian and Canadian ecosystems closer and facilitate increased bilateral business relations.

Fintech Inn 2019 was exactly the type of conference we expected it to be vibrant, lively, inspiring, busy and informative. 3000+ attendees, 500+ fintech companies from 60+ countries. No matter whether you attended the Main Stage, Invest Lab, Tech Corner or the Expo, you ended up being inspired by the dedicated professionals working to improve the fintech industry. Explore selected Fintech 2019 Presentations

Read more on PGA’s Follow-Up of November 25 – 29, 2019

Pace Global Advantage Acceleration Program in Toronto

The program is implemented through the partnership of PGA and a start-up incubator based in the Toronto region, that specializes on entrepreneurship training programs, business acceleration and Canadian market entry strategies for innovative companies.

Read more on PGA’s Acceleration Program in Toronto

Let your business experience the Pace Global Advantage.

For further details, please contact us at info@paceglobaladvantage.com.

Acceleration Program in Toronto

Pace Global Advantage (PGA) offers global migration solutions for clients and their families, using a three-pillared approach that combines:

  • business facilitation services, including market research & analysis;
  • lifestyle services; and
  • immigration services.

Canada Advantage

Canada (population 38M) accommodates nearly every form of business and industry sector in a modern economy and provides access to hundreds of millions of people beyond its borders for greater economic potential:

  • stable banking system and regulatory regime;
  • well-utilized resources and low operating costs across the region;
  • generous R&D tax credits;
  • universal healthcare;
  • competitive business tax rates.

Canada’s trade is worth over two-thirds of its GDP, and approximately 88% of this value occurs between countries engaged in a Free Trade Agreement. Through the USMCA (formerly NAFTA), Canada has free trade access to the US and Mexican market. Canada is also part of CETA (Canada-EU) and CPTPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).

Find out more about our Toronto Acceleration Program.

PGA Trip to Vilnius
November 25-29, 2019

PGA timed its follow-up trip to the biggest fintech conference of the Baltics, Fintech Inn 2019, and the State Visit of the Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable Julie Payette.

Find out what PGA learned about Canadian-Lithuanian business relations and Lithuanian FinTech.

PGA Tech Trip
October 7-11, 2019

Pace Global Advantage teamed up with Toronto Business Development Centre to further explore the high-tech / fintech ecosystems in Hungary, Belarus and Lithuania. Our focus was to understand the local dynamics and regulations as well as to introduce Canada as a potential destination for startups in these areas. As we chose three very different jurisdictions, our priorities and focus were diverse – and we couldn’t have been more impressed after the conclusion of the trip.

We have met some incredibly inspiring individuals, motivated organizations and recognized many synergies in this field. The following short presentation summarizes our 5 days on the road – and we can’t wait to follow up and bring the Canadian market closer to these East-European countries.

Read more about our research into business development in Hungary, Belarus and Lithuania.