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Programs that provide businesses with access to capital either in exchange for equity or not


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  • Real Ventures is a seed stage Venture Fund investing in web, mobile and digital media. It invests in ambitious entrepreneurs that are creating the Internet experiences of the future, or embracing the power of the Internet to disrupt existing industries or business models.
  • SeedUps Canada is an online platform where ordinary individuals and sophisticated investors come together to discover, evaluate and invest in young private companies. They help lower the cost of raising capital and simplify the capital raising process by providing a platform where companies can prepare for, attract and manage shareholders. The platform addresses the funding gap the range between $250K [...]
  • National Bank Financial Group offers two solutions for short-term financing : Operating loan (which to take advantage of opportunities that may arise. It’s ideal for financing inventory, working capital and receivables) and letter and guarantee (an irrevocable commitment to pay organization’s debt in specific circumstances)
  • Siemens Venture Capital identifies and finances young companies worldwide during their start-up phase and to provide established companies with additional capital for their growth plans during the expansion phase.
  • Corporations that were Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) throughout the tax year may be able to claim the small business deduction (SBD).
  • The Small Business Job Credit is a two-year measure that will help small businesses by lowering their Employment Insurance (EI) premiums from the legislated rate in 2015 and 2016. The savings small businesses will realize from this measure will help them create jobs and growth, and support Canada’s sustained economic recovery in a time of ongoing global uncertainty.
  • The Rise Individual Lending Program provides access to low interest business loans up to $10000 to launch or grow a small business. This program includes financing, mentor-ship and support for small businesses.
  • Small Business Loan provides the cash needed for day-to-day activities of any business.
  • Small Business Loans from CIBC are designed to help small business purchase fixed assets or help finance a company’s long-term growth, CIBC Small Business Loans are available in any amount over $10,000, with loan rates that are competitive and convenient.
  • The 10-year, $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) provides support for projects of national, local or regional significance. This includes the Small Communities Fund (PTIC–SCF) that will provide $1 billion for projects in municipalities with fewer than 100, 000 residents.
  • BDC helps to get the resources needed to invest in vital areas like R&D, talent and market expansion. BDC can also help by providing financing designed to meet business’s fast-evolving needs.
  • The Southwestern Ontario Angel Group (SWOAG) facilitates the introduction of entrepreneurs to potential investors through presentations, investment meetings, networking opportunities and more. SWOAG’s membership is comprised of individual angel investors interested in financing privately-owned companies and/or ventures typically in an early stage of development.