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NVBC Virtual Funding Workshop

Have an early-stage, post-launch startup and are looking to raise capital? Learn the basics of fundraising with the NVBC + Spring Virtual Funding Workshop. In this self-paced, interactive course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of fundraising wherever you are, on your own time.

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Health & Technology District Surrey

The Health and Technology District is focused on providing real life solutions that improve the quality of life for real people, bringing advances in healthcare out of research labs and into the hands of healthcare providers and patients – delivering quality results and impact for all.

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Spring Funding Workshop

A five-hour workshop designed to provide the training, tools, and knowledge to ensure that founders can raise the right money at the right time for their companies.

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Accel-Rx

Accel-Rx was created to bridge the gap in health sciences between venture capital funding and early-stage companies to address specific growth challenges.

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Fundingportal

Fundingportal aggregates data on more than 15,000 sources of funding in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., generating matches between applicants and the optimal government funding programs. Fundingportal is also registered as an Exempt Market Dealer to help companies leverage their successes into capital markets, online.

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Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development

ABED works with Aboriginal entrepreneurs and its partners to provide a range of services (consulting, advisory, funding) and supports that promote the growth of a strong Aboriginal business sector in Canada.

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E-fund

E-Fund invests via teams to achieve higher returns from angel investments in BC techonology companies by leveraging the expertise of our investors.

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Alliance of Angels

The Alliance of Angels is an angel network that focuses on seed and early stage investments in a variety of market sectors within the Pacific Northwest.

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The Raise Collective

The RAISE Collective is a community of female investors with a purpose to change the gender ratio in innovation and funding by leveling the investment playing field.

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Small Business Grants Canada

SGBC is an independent, private publishing and research organization that provides advice and information on business funding programs offered at all government tiers.

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Techstars

A global accelerator ecosystem, investing in tech startups through a $100,000 convertible loan and accompanying 90-day acceleration program

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SVP Vancouver

Social Venture Partners is an international network of engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and professional expertise in local non-profits.

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Community Futures

Community Futures provides financing alternatives to small and medium enterprises when access to credit is a challenge to starting or growing their business, as well as other services and tools to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, loans and self employment assistance.

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Youth Social Innovation

YSI is an impact investing fund that supports young entrepreneurs and their impactful ventures.

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Centre for Social Innovation

CSI is catalysing social innovation in Toronto and globally, through co-working space and a community, and is currently home to over 1000 non-profits.

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Eudaimonia

Eudaimonia is a seed stage investor and advisory firm that works with scalable impact- businesses and provides financial support as well as mentorship, executive team creation & coaching, strategy development, operational guidance and support through successive rounds of financing.

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BCIC

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. They accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs.

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Good Company Ventures

Good Company Ventures is an accelerator designed for social entrepreneurs. Throughout the 12-week program entrepreneurs are guided through a series of expert and instructor panels, tactical workshops, peer-to-peer critique, and one-on-one coaching, culminating in an investor pitch event.

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Social Enterprise Fund

The Social Enterprise Fund provides financial support in the form of loans to organizations in Alberta that are launching or growing a social enterprise.

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Pique Ventures

Pique Ventures is an impact investment and management company enabling a diverse investor community. They provide services to business leaders and organizations in the impact investment and alternative investment industries.

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Lumira Capital

Lumira makes investments in market-leading health care and life sciences companies with a focus on later stage biopharmaceutical and medical device companies.

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Knives and Forks

Promoting and providing strategic and responsible community investment in local food production and distribution.

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Enable Impact

Enable Impact offers accredited investors access to private syndicates and curated deals, and helps social entrepreneurs raise capital in a more targeted and efficient way. It is a conduit and catalyst to activate incremental capital into the impact sector – helping to grow businesses that have a social purpose and mission – in a more efficient and effective way.

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Black Business Initiative

The BBI aims to positively influence the Nova Scotia business culture by promoting and assisting in the development of Nova Scotia Black-owned businesses.

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Bioenterprise Capital

Bioenterprise invests in the most promising agri-tech innovations and companies.

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AGF Global Sustainable Growth Equity

AGF invests in companies providing solutions to environmental and social problems.

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ACCESS Community Capital Fund

ACESS helps promising entrepreneurs with viable business plans gain access to financing not available through other sources. Individual loans are made using a character based lending decision, where the abilities, skills and commitment of the applicant in conjunction with the strength of the business plan are key decision criteria. ACCESS clients are typically entrepreneurs who have been running a business less than two years or are just starting a new business. The borrower may have no credit history or may have a poor credit record due to unemployment, illness or unforeseen life events. ACCESS supports individuals through the application process and beyond providing consultation, mentorship and resources.

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Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

IRAP provide innovation and funding services customized to your specific needs to help accelerate business growth through innovation and technology.

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FrontFundr

Connecting investors and entrepreneurs.

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BDC Consulting Practice

Advising, consulting and financing for entrepreneurs

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Capital Investment Network

An investment community comprised of entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and professionals representing a large pool of current and potential investment wealth with a vision to enhance the deployment of smart capital from and in the region, improve access to investment opportunities and facilitate the flow of capital to great businesses.

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Island Chefs Collaborative

http://www.iccbc.ca/

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Impak Finance

Canada’s first socially responsible and digital bank that offers loans and investments dedicated exclusively to the Canadian impact economy and

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MentorWorks

Helps established for-profit companies find and leverage Canadian business grants and loans.

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Community Microlending

Community Micro Lending helps local people without access to traditional financing to start and grow their business, or to obtain training.

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The Momentum Fund

The Momentum Fund is a made-in-BC loan fund that is a stellar example of co-ops helping co-ops. All contributions to the Fund are from BCCA member co-ops. The Momentum Fund provides fully guaranteed loans from $5,000 to $25,000.

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SOCAP

Network of impact investors + entrepreneurs, that culminates in a global annual conference in San Francisco

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Social Venture Network

Network of impact investors + entrepreneurs, focused on larger businesses (less startups).

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Mulago

Mulago’s goal is to serve those who create change in the world. They fund early stage organizations and proven solutions ready for scaling that are creating measurable impact.

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Service Canada

Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills. Priority is given to work experience in growth sectors.

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First Nation Regeneration Fund

The Regeneration Fund provides financing that enables First Nations to purchase equity positions in Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects developed in their traditional territories. Financing is made available as a loan to the First Nation.

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BC Arts Council – Project Assistance

The Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability.

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BC Arts Council – Innovations Program

The Innovations Program supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works.

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Clarity

A platform helping you find customers, funding, press and mentors.

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Rocket Hub

A social networking and technology company offering networking, funding and business growth opportunities.

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Stanley Park Ventures

Stanley Park Ventures is a start up studio that turns great ideas into profitable companies. They work closely with entrepreneurs, providing them vetted ideas, a proven playbook for execution and help them find the right product/market fit, human and financial capital. They are building software focused businesses.

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The Seed Fund

The Seed Fund invests risk capital in new and innovative startups founded by UBC students, alumni, faculty and staff. These early investments are key in helping our startups build momentum in their businesses and serves as a bridge to additional outside investment. The Seed Fund has been created through the generous charitable contributions of UBC alumni and others.

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Regional District of Nanaimo

To provide funds on a District-wide basis to organizations requesting financial assistance to offer recreation programs, special events or projects, which would benefit specific communities or the District as a whole; either youth specific (11-18 years) or to other populations.

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Galiano Fund

The Fund was created by Galiano Islanders who have come together as lenders to the Fund to support borrowers in the community. Eligibility Criteria: http://galianofund.ca/page3/page3.html

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JOLT

JOLT helps founders develop great products people want and love, and build companies that refuse to stay comfortable. They provide a wide range of resources and tools for companies within consumer tech, enteprise big data etc

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Interaction Ventures

Interaction Ventures is an entrepreneur led angel fund that invests and supports early-stage entrepreneurs. They focus on ecommerce and work with technically-minded founders. Eligibility Criteria: http://www.interaction.vc/#investments

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New Market Funds

New Market Funds is a specialized fund manager that takes an integrated approach to deliver market competitive investment performance with long-term community benefit.

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Women’s Enterprise Centre

Loans, resources and professional support for female entrepreneurs in BC.

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Tech Entrepreneurship at SFU

New Market Funds is a specialized fund manager that takes an integrated approach to deliver market competitive investment performance with long-term community benefit.

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Accelerate Okanagan

Accelerate Okanagan’s programs help startups and early stage technology companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity by pairing them with a lead Executive in Residence to help guide and coach you through the program. Funding is available through their Fast Track program.

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Mitacs

Mitacs builds partnerships between academia, industry, and the world to create a more innovative Canada.

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Victory Square

A venture builder that builds start-ups in the web, mobile, gaming and film spaces, with a special focus on funding socially responsible companies, international start-ups and female founders.

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The Generator

A funder of programs and activities that increase employment through the growth and profitability of technology companies in British Columbia supporting them through technology industry associations, educators and mentors.

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Vancity Social Enterprise (SE) Portfolio Program

Vancity Community Foundation has established a portfolio program to provide multi-year grants and mentorship for social enterprises that have growth potential. Applications for this program are by invite only. This is a collaborative program between Vancity and Vancity Community Foundation.

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Vancity Small Business Loans

Vancity offers two type of microloans: Peerloans and Microloans. Peerloans have a limit of $10,000 and Microloans may go up to $75,000. Microloans are directed at those who do not qualify or do not need a conventional loan. Instead of credit history they look at ambition, character and determination.

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Vancity Microloans for Green Businesses

Microloans for start-up entrepreneurs developing green businesses or working on green technologies to be launched.

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Vancity Community Foundation

VCF buildS healthy communities, where cooperative principles and practices are flourishing and social justice and environmental sustainability are enhanced, by providing financial support to social enterprises, supporting community organisations and investing in impact real estate initiatives.

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Vancity enviroFund

The Vancity enviroFund program was created as a way to support innovative solutions that will advance Vancity’s vision to positively impact the environmental well-being of our members and their communities. Their goal is to create reciprocal partnerships that will further our vision of Redefining Wealth by supporting and advancing environmental sustainability. Criteria: https://www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/InvestingInCommunities/Grants/enviroFund/GuidelinesandApplicationProcess/. Criteria: Guidelines

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Vancity Resilient Capital Program

Provides subordinated debt, mezzanine financing, convertible debentures or equity investments.

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Spring

A global start up school for entrepreneurs who want to do better business. From the idea stage, to launching, growing and raising capital, Spring supports entrepreneurs on their journey.

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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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Radius SFU

Radius offers a selection of Acceleration Programs for impact focused individuals.

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Kickstarter

Global crowdsourcing platform for creative and technology campaigns (great for product launches). Only pays out if goal fully achieved.

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Indiegogo

Global crowdsourcing platform. Choose to get paid out for partially achieved goal, or only get payout when goal is fully achieved.

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Fundrazr

Canadian crowdsourcing platform; great for cause campaigns.

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Seedups

SeedUps Canada is a tech platform eabling innovative companies prepare, present and execute investment from an engaged audience of investors. Their network includes individuals, angels, family offices and early stage venture funds that come together to collaborate on funding Canada’s early stage companies, through their lead investor, member network model.

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Concierge Services

Connecting small & medium size companies with federal programs that support innovation.

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Canadian Business Network

Government guide with resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing.

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BC Business

Guides to starting and maintaining a business in BC.

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Open Angel

Open Angel is dedicated to connecting founders & funders and provides regular regional events to support investment connections, education and ealry stage investments being made.

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PowerHaus

PowerHaus is a network that invests time and capital in promising new companies providing innovative solutions for established industries and that have immediate commercial potential. Companies must be based in British Columbia. PowerHaus focus not only on investment, but also helping companies with management and customer development. Eligibility criteria.

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VA Angels

VA Angels is an investor only membership group committed to building Western Canadian industry through early stage angel investing.

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Angel One Network Inc.

Angel One Network Inc. is a member-based, not-for-profit organization of accredited investors who have strong interests in Southern Ontario. Angel One investors are looking for quality investments in which there is a clear and reasonable expectation of an appropriate return on investment. Eligibility criteria.

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The Bellingham Angel Investors

The Bellingham Angel Investors fund early stage companies with strong management teams, intellectual property protected products or services with existing revenue producing customers and a clear exit strategy. Technology and healthcare companies within the Pacific Northwest are their primary interest. Eligibility criteria.

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Toniic

Toniic is the global action community for impact investors. Their members are committed to promoting a just and sustainable economy by investing to address global challenges with companies who have a total revenue of $50K+ excluding grants.

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Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu members invest typically in A or B rounds, usually having already raised $500K to $1.5min. There are opportunities in automation & instrumentation, consumer products, energy, financing, food & beverage, healthcare/life sciences, internet related, real estate, services, social ventures, software, telecommunications, and others.

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The Vancouver Angel Forum

The Vancouver Angel Forum is the oldest angel group that hosts paid angel event access for which there is an application. It is supported by leading BC organizations and belongs to Canada’s National Angel Capital Org and US’s Angel Capital Association. Eligibility criteria.

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TEC Edmonton

TEC Venture Angels combines two of Canada’s largest angel investor networks: Edmonton’s TEC Edmonton and VA Angels. Since 2012, both TEC Edmonton and VA Angels helped their clients raise more than $100 million.

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Georgian Angel Network

GAN connects angel investors in the Barrie, South Georgian Bay, Orangeville and and Muskoka/Huntsville regions with entrepreneurs needing equity capital to commercialize their innovations. Eligibility criteria.

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WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc.

WUTIF Capital (VCC) Inc. is a novel angel fund that co-invests with angel investors in promising new technology ventures in British Columbia. Criteria for eligibility: https://wutif.wordpress.com/entrepreneurs/

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Angel List

A website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups.

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IAFBC

IAF delivers funding programs designed to assist the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products industry in British Columbia. Criteria for elegibility: http://iafbc.ca/faq/general-faq-2/

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