Competition

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Canada
Funding For
For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

Strategic Innovation Fund

A new $1.26 billion innovation fund, suited for investing in R&D or growth, with good flexibility in the types of projects it will fund. Funding is up to 50% and depending on the project, might be repayable.

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Canada
Funding For
For Profit
Business Stage
Early

BC Tech Co-op Grants

BC Tech Co-op Grants Program is delivered through co-op departments at BC post-secondary institutions. It encourages student training and job readiness through work terms with small firms in tech or any companies hiring for tech roles. Employers are provided $2700 towards the student’s salary.

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Canada
Funding For
For Profit
Business Stage
Early

BCIC Ignite

BCIC Ignite provides funding to accelerate commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. It provides awards of up to $300,000 to consortia that are conducting research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and will commercialize a proposed innovation within a 3-year timeframe.

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Canada, United States, International
Funding For
For Profit, Not-For-Profit
Business Stage
Early

Hult Prize

World’s largest engine for the creation of for good, for profit startups emerging from universities. Flagship accelerator has a top prize of US$1M in funding.

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Canada
Funding For
For Profit
Business Stage
Early

n100

Northumberland, Ontario, Canada’s annual $100,000 startup competition.

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Canada
Funding For
For Profit
Business Stage
Early

Ready to Rocket

Ready to Rocket is a unique business recognition list that profiles British Columbia technology companies with the greatest potential for revenue growth. Link to criteria: http://www.readytorocket.com/p/criteria.html

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Open To
Canada
Funding For
For Profit
Business Stage
Early, Growth

New Ventures BC

The BCIC New Ventures Competition is a four-round business venture competition for early-stage BC entrepreneurs with a tech-focused idea. It features business education seminars, networking, mentoring, and a chance at $300,000 in cash and prizes.

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Canada
Funding For
For Profit
Business Stage
Growth

Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program

Canada’s Technology Fast 50 is about recognizing the best in Canadian entrepreneurship. Winners receive an increased media profile, industry credibility, and employee engagement. Eligibility Criteria: Revenue over CAD $5M in 2016 and four years or more in business

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