Tag : Startups & Entrepreneurs

National AURP Canada Conference 2012

The 2012 National AURP Conference enables Canadian University Research Parks to come together and speak about the commercialization of university research. The conference will focus on facilitating discovery, angel investing, federal funding and collaboration.
Speaker: Bernadeen McLeod, Canadian Government Funding Expert
The 2012 National AURP Canada Conference will host discussion panels and

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Canadian Government Loans for Small Business and Start Ups

Over the past decade, a large number of successful software development and technology firms have originated in the Southwestern Ontario Region. These success stories have sparked the imaginations and interests of hundreds of young and talented entrepreneurs within the region. These individuals have identified a problem along with an innovative

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Government Support Tools for Small Business

The Ontario Government has recently developed an online service directory for assisting small businesses and start-ups across all sectors. One-Source for Business is an online business application that provides direct access to useful information and industry advice for starting and operating a small business in Ontario. The directory also provides

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$30K in Grant Funding for Small Business – VentureStart Program

The Research Innovation Commercialization (RIC) Centres have recently released a new campaign of grants for small business in Ontario. The VentureStart Program looks to support Canadian entrepreneurs with innovative products or ideas for start-up businesses. VentureStart offers up to $30K in Canadian Government grants or 50% of start-up expenditures by

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Low Interest Agri-Business Financing Up to $250K

The Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDC) is a non-profit group that supports innovative entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing low interest loans for their expansion projects. CFDC receives Canadian Government grants from FedDev to support to SMEs in rural Ontario. They focus their funds to specific rural areas by creating

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Research Innovation Centres: Events for Small Businesses

The Research Innovation Centres (RIC) form a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting Canadian SMEs and innovative entrepreneurs. They organize various workshops and symposiums to provide small businesses with Canadian Government funding advice and business networking opportunities. They are holding several of these events in Southern Ontario within the

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Upcoming Innovation Seminars – TEDx Events

For those who are unfamiliar with the TED organization, they are a non-profit group that brings together the leading experts from the areas of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TEDx programs were designed to inspire and promote innovation within organizations and communities. These events provide a great opportunity for businesses that

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Valuable Business Tools for Small Business Expansion

Canadian SMEs have a wide variety of useful business tools at their disposal to help them circumvent the potential barriers to their growth. Some of these business tools can be provided to businesses free of charge through the use of Canadian government grants. The government provides a large number of

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Commercializing Cleantech Event for Green Innovators

For those of our followers who are interested in the clean technology and innovation movement, The Canadian Institute will be holding another Cleantech conference in Toronto during January 2012. This conference will be held as an interactive workshop to display the effective strategies required to innovate, develop, market, and implement

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Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

Capitalizing on Industry Experience
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is currently Canada’s largest not-for-profit consortium for the manufacturing industry. EMC offers their members the opportunity to partake in innovative training programs and events that are dedicated to the sharing of best practice knowledge relating to various sectors of the manufacturing industry.
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