Upcoming Funding / Grant Programs

Canada Summer Jobs Program – Provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Deadline: Midnight Feb 3, 2017

OCE SmartStart Seed Fund – Help both young entrepreneurs from the ages of 18 to 29, and entrepreneurs from 30+ years, launch and build their enterprises and business ventures. Deadline: Mar 23, 2017 (Initiate by Mar 16)

Youth Job Connection – Serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities. Deadline: Until Mar 31, 2017 (gov fiscal end)

IRAP Youth Employment – Provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with financial assistance to hire young talent. Deadline: Until Mar 31, 2017 (gov fiscal end)

MaRS Embedded Executive Funding Program – Helps place a C-level or other senior-level executive with an Ontario-based technology venture to support achieving their next growth milestone. Deadline: June 29, 2017

Ontario Scale-Up Vouchers Program – Aims to accelerate the growth rate of high-potential Ontario technology- and innovation-based firms into globally competitive firms. Deadline: July 21, 2017 / August 18, 2017 / September 22, 2017

OCE TalentEdge – Provides Ontario students and recent graduates with real-world industry experience. Through the program, interns and fellows can apply their expertise, leading-edge knowledge and tools to solving industry problems. Deadline: Rolling

NSERC Engage Grant – Engage Grants are designed to give innovative companies that operate from a Canadian base access to the unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities available at Canadian universities and colleges. Deadline: Rolling

OCE REACH Program – Designed to support Ontario health care provider organizations in using new methods to procure solutions to their high-priority needs – a process known as “Innovation Procurement”. Deadline: Mar 9, 2017

OCE TargetGHG Program – TargetGHG is helping Ontario meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by encouraging large industrial plants to adopt leading-edge technology and by supporting Ontario’s entrepreneurs in developing creative new solutions. Deadline: Rolling

OCE GlobalStart Voucher Program – The GlobalStart Voucher Program supports youth-led start-ups across Ontario that are engaged with CLAs/OCEAs and RICs that target Global Markets. Deadline: Rolling

Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge – Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge is an international competition designed to accelerate the commercialization of game-changing technologies for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Ontario by 2030. Deadline: September 22, 2017

Funding Resources

Getting the financial backing to grow, scale and make your business a success is often challenging. Luckily, Techvibes has put together a list of common investment options for startups, and pros and cons for each:

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Sales & Marketing

  • Constant Contact – Marketing Resource Library: Find articles, guides, and videos to help you be a better marketer.
  • Eventbrite – Your go-to place for the newest, shiniest features and behind-the-scenes product manager insights.
  • Hootsuite – Level up your social media game. Get the training and certifications you need to grow your career.
  • Measure Marketing – Harness the power of the Internet to grow your company, increase revenue, develop leads, and maximize ROI.
  • Soaq – Learn how to use video to propel their training, communications, marketing and sales efforts.
  • SurveyMonkey – Offering tips for successful B2B content creation and marketing.
  • WordPress – Instantly create the personal or professional blog of your dreams to share your ideas on the web.

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Product Development / R&D

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