BAKALAVR gearing up to expand global presence at the Canadian Export Challenge


April 30th, 2019

TORONTO, CANADA | BAKALAVR, an educational advisory firm that helps international high school students apply to the Canadian top undergraduate business programs, will participate in the 2019 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC) on. CXC is a 1-day global accelerator and pitch competition tour presented by Startup Canada, in collaboration with UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

As a member of the Global Entrepreneur Cohort, BAKALAVR will pitch to win $2,500 and an expense-paid trip to Toronto for CXC’s final showdown, where they will face-off against representatives from across Canada to win an additional $25,000 and up to $100,000 in in-kind scaling support.

“As the most connected G7 country with the greatest ease of doing business, Canadian entrepreneurs have a global advantage out of the starting gate,” said Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder, and President of Startup Canada. We are thrilled to see companies like BAKALAVR in the Global Entrepreneur Cohort and we aim to provide them with an increase in export-readiness, accelerated access to global markets, and support to ‘own the podium’ globally.”


BAKALAVR is an Educational Advisory firm which was founded in 2018. It advises international high school students on choosing undergraduate business programs in Canadian universities which will fit best their career goals. Its primary geography market is Russia and other CIS countries.

In contrast to other firms, BAKALAVR’s approach is based on understanding each client's unique profile, career aspirations, strengths and interests specifically in business-related fields, e.g., Finance, Economics, Accounting, Management, etc. BAKALAVR’s advisors don’t stop the relationship with their clients upon the university application, but continue post-acceptance by providing tips and support around settling in a new place, creating the best class schedule, choosing the right student clubs, and connecting them with industry professionals and internship opportunities at top Canadian corporations.


For more information from Startup Canada please contact:

Maddie Stiles

Media Relations

613-627-0787 ext. 105


About the Canadian Export Challenge

The Canadian Export Challenge is a Startup Canada Program in collaboration with UPS, Export Development Canada and the Trade Commissioner Service to support entrepreneurs to become export-ready, connect with the trade and global growth ecosystem, and to gain global exposure through a series of 1-day accelerator events, digital programs, pitch competitions, and an online community. Learn more at