Startup Funding Canada

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What are some sources of startup funding in Canada you know of or are currently using?

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    Funding your startup can be challenging. Here’s a list of funding sources for your startup. Compiling a list of all funding sources in Canada for startups and small businesses. More to be added.

    Funding your business options: 

        • Revenue – bootstrapping is the way to go and it’s a great start!
        • Grants
        • Loans/Debt 
        • Equity: Angel investors, VC

    Here are some non-dilutive funding sources.

    Non-dilutive Funding Sources: 

        • Ontario Centres of Excellence – Smart Start, Market Readiness. The Market Readiness program enables the transfer of innovative research to new or existing companies by supporting key activities such as technology and market assessment, IP protection, prototype development, business plan development and more. Investments range from $10,000 to $75,000 per project, and the funding is for the research institution or its newly created startup.
        • IRAP – technical advancement. This is Canada’s National Research Council aims to develop technology to accelerate the commercialization of Canadian companies. 
        • Enterprise Toronto – regional acceleration
        • MaRS Embark (22-29 for 6 months) 
        • MaRS Embedded Executive – senior leader for 6 months 
        • N1M – regional acceleration 
        • MITACS – PHD/Masters Students. Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada. 
        • ICTC – hiring under 30 
        • CDMN Soft Landing – Travel 
        • SR & ED – Research and Development 
        • FedDev IBI – accredited investor match 
        • Bioenterprise Seed Funding Program – Intake period is April 1:
        • Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Youth Opportunities 

    RE: Sources of Funding!

    PhD Answered on April 3, 2016.
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    Seedlify’s Revenue Based Financing

    Newbie Answered on April 20, 2017.
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    Forming a strategic alliance with a company in your space.

    Newbie Answered on May 2, 2016.
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