Our projects matter to us. We work on high-impact initiatives that can make a difference to the communities, departments and organizations we serve. Our clients value the relevant and up-to-date market data we gather to make evidence-based recommendations that support the concepts we develop and the strategies we prepare. What's more – our recommendations are well thought with implementation in mind to take you from concept, to planning, to execution.
We offer an unmatched 50+ combined years of deep practical experience in working with research and technology parks and innovation districts. From well-established ecosystems to pre-development conceptual projects – we have the expertise to help you map out the optimal strategy – and execute it.
We specialize in the intricate language and intersecting industries of science and technology. We have a proven track record of developing niche cluster opportunities for communities and export strategies for businesses that shorten time to market and drive tangible outcomes.
We have partners, clients and deep market intelligence in both domestic and international markets (notably Canada, the United States and Europe). For companies looking to develop export strategies and identify market opportunities, and communities driving foreign direct investment initiatives – we can help.
We have up-to-date knowledge and extensive experience in accessing and leveraging domestic provincial and national funding programs to help accelerate your company or community growth plans. We help develop concepts and wrap strategies around them to position projects for funding opportunities. We'll walk you through the process and provide the support you need to pull it all together.
We’ll help you make your next big plan a success.
Whether you are a business, industry association, economic development group or university, we can help you with your growth initiative.
Our services are designed to support the growth of new and existing business enterprises, new sector clusters and strategic economic initiatives.
Each service includes research, analysis, strategy, representation and execution support so that you have access to all of the tools and resources needed to make evidence-based decisions and take your project over the finish line – getting you tangible results faster.
“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill
Are you validating a concept but do not know where to begin? Is your business focused in the right areas and the right markets? We can help.
You have a limited amount of time, money and human resources . If you use those resources on a specific area of focus, you will make more of an impact than if you apply them to many different areas. We build strategies that will help to focus your efforts and position you to get results. We’ll hone in on the right opportunities, messaging, and tactical solutions so you can maximize your outcomes.
Having a good strategy allows you to say no – even to the good ideas – ideas that may lead you away from your overall goal.
We’ll help you focus and develop strategies in the following areas:
This suite of services is designed for start-up ventures, SMEs, industry associations, community organizations, and academia.
Does your community have unique sector strengths and capabilities that have the potential for national and international leadership? We can help.
Sector strengths and capabilities have the potential for the creation of focused clusters that can drive economic prosperity. Clusters are groups of interconnected businesses and institutions in close proximity that benefit from their mutual connections. Clusters stimulate innovation and new business formation in a key industry sector.
Stiletto supports the growth of clusters and niche sectors because we understand the impact their success has on the national economy.
This suite of services is designed for regional and national industry associations, and all levels of government.
We support cluster growth through:
Are you ready to enter a new market, but do not know where to begin? We can help.
Exporting is a key driver of Canada’s economic growth and provides companies with a strategic way to expand their markets beyond the borders of Canada’s relatively small domestic market. While Canadian companies struggle to grow in our tepid domestic economy, the weak Canadian dollar is giving the advantage to export-oriented firms. According to HSBC, just 10% of Canadian companies are selling abroad and a mere 550 companies account for 70% of Canadian goods exports.
An export plan is an extension of your business plan. It allows you to evaluate the potential benefits and risks for your company and details the approach to achieve your international sales objectives. Capturing this information in a logical plan can provide you with credibility when dealing with lenders.
We have worked extensively in international markets, particularly the United States, Europe, Brazil and China and we have considerable experience with domestic federal and provincial programs for both investment and trade opportunities. We’ll support your enterprise through one or a combination of the following services:
This suite of services is designed to help SMEs companies get to market or expand their domestic and international presence. It is also designed for economic development organizations, provincial governments and industry associations to mobilize foreign direct investment strategies.
Are you wasting hours writing proposals that are not resulting in sales? Are you unsure how to navigate government programs? We can help.
Proposal and grant writing is time consuming and requires specialized expertise. Experience in writing grant applications and proposals has been proven to increase the odds of success.
Stiletto will help you clarify your message and find the right projects and programs to pursue. We’ll show you how to maximize your output and minimize your investments of time and money.
This service is designed for industry associations, startup ventures, and SMEs.
We’ll support you through:
We will tailor our team of professionals to your specific needs and project demands. Our associates are experts in their field, from seasoned consultants to up and coming talent. We have a passion for our work – and we deliver.
We have worked with over 100 companies and closed more than $300 million in grants, new revenue and deals since 2010.
Here are some examples of the great organizations we’ve had the pleasure of working with.
Get the guidance and tools you need to confidently move forward.
You’re faced with a big opportunity, but you may lack the resources, expertise, or capacity to seize it and make the most of it. Other consulting firms don’t offer the specific expertise you need to get the results you desire.
That’s where we come in. Our expert team operates where science and technology meet business opportunity on the national and international stages. We use evidence-based research and strategy to identify new markets, validate concepts and fine tune value propositions so you can make the best-informed decisions for your organization.
We’ll help you focus your business, position your offering and bring clarity to your message in order to captivate investors, clients and partners.
We’re a consortium of consultants and also bring in strategic partners to make sure you have access to all the right expertise for your specific needs. Specializing in knowledge industries, commercialization, technology transfer and innovation, we bring a team of professionals to the table as problem solvers to help you dig deeper into complex issues and industries.
With Stiletto, you get a partner that is invested in your success. We go beyond delivering plans and materials, giving you personal guidance and advice on how to confidently move forward. We keep engaged with our clients even after the project is complete to ensure that they have what they need to continue the momentum.