Funding

Funding

Don't let a little thing like money hold you back!

Here's a list to get you started. Whether you are looking for grant, loans, investors or crowd-sourcing we've pulled together everything we can find. Any edits or additions? Send us a letter and please let us know. Happy hunting!

Grants/ Loans/ Credits/Access/Competitions Government Related
Alberta Innovates Tech Futures (AITF) Vouchers + $300K Demo Fund - Funds for tech commercialization projects
AITF Commercialization OR Research Associates - Grant toward the salary of a qualified candidate
AITF Health Product Development - For SMEs and offers $100,000 or $150,000 for product development.
AITF Clinical Demonstration Program - For SMEs testing novel health technologies in a clinical setting. Offers 50% up to $200,000.
WO WINN Western Diversification - no interest loans to bridge market capture
Leadership grants for small business & entrepreneurs
SR&ED Federal+ Alberta credits - Grants and tax credits for development and research (can be retroactive)
Business Startup Tax Checklist
NRC - IRAP - Research grants for commercial potential l CYBF - Small loans and financing for young entrepreneurs (SPIN MASTER INNOVATION FUND)
Royal Bank - KBI (Knowledge Based Industries unit)
BOC.ca - Federal Venture Business Development Bank + new $100K Young Entrepreneurs prize ( 18-35)
AVAC - primary fund is non equity - repay double out of Royalty stream once healthy.
AWE - Alberta Women Entrepreneurs www.awebusiness.com ($150K growth lending+ mentoring coaching and network access)
TecTerra - commercialization grants in geomatics technology sector
BioAlberta - MPDP - $75k medical product development programs and links
Canarie Cloud Computing - Federallevelcloud support + DA IR Digital Accelerator program free/portable cloud services to startups
Sustainable Development Tech Fund (SDTC) - late stage development pre-commercial demo of clean tech applications@sdtc.ca CCEMC - Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund
CCEMC - Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund
NextGen BioFuels Fund -1'1 -of-kind comm scale demo facilities nextgen renew fuels & co-products from waste streams
ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEll) - $97M Action Plan two funding streams: R&D projects+demo projects.
PTAC - Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
Build In Canada Innovation Program - government acts as first customer
Global Commerce Support - federal gov't helping SMEs with foreign partners in R+D
International Science and Technology Program - collaborative research in China, India, Israel, Brazil + California
VenturePrize Competition - students and fast growth for whole community of entrepreneurs in Alberta
Clean Tech Open - $100K + $200K in kind services
NSERC , MITACS,plus more....
Angel Groups + Venture Capital + Product Development Partnering
Alberta Deal Generator - AlOO + Angel group Innovate Calgary screen & pitch development assistance
AVAC Angel Accelerate Co-Fund - Alberta Enterprise Angel Fund - up to 50% of capital in a co-round
VA Angels - (Venture Alberta) Angelgroup made of some AlOO members
Foundation Equity II- VC invest post revenue stage
iNovia - VC Most active tech VC in Alberta
Avrio Ventures - VC commercialization & growth stage industrial bioproducts, nutraceutica l ingredients & food tech
Yaletown - VC Alberta office now
Chrysalix - VC Alberta active clean tech focus
32 Degrees - private capital early stage oil and gas companies and energy service,equipment and manufacturing businesses
Azure - early stage technology companies that are at the forefront of a transformative opportunity for growth
Banff Venture Forum - Annual Banff Springs Hotel via Capital Road Screen
BDC.ca - VC division with over $400MM to finance companies in health,clean tech, diversified, communications and IT
CNSX -IPO low cost prospectus public offering ventu re exchange can be @ $1MM
C100:48hrs in the Valley - CAN Consul Palo Alto - mentors, workshops, investor meet,strategic networking + RocketSpace
GA Boston - 48 hrs in the HUB - CAN Consul Boston+Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England - Gobal IT and life sciences hub.
TRTech labs - ICT industry product development partnering *
CTA New York - CAN Consul Tech Accelerator - workshops, investor meetups, strategic partner networking
Alternative or Open Innovation Funding Platforms
CrowdSourcing.org
All about crowdfunding
Kickstarter
Fund Break
ProFounder
IndieGogo
Alberta BoostR
JumpStart Fund
Open Innovation Ideas
Search Portals
Fundica
Canada Business
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