NCFDC

NCFDC invests in innovation and entrepreneurship as pathways to future prosperity, with core operational funding from FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada. Headquartered at Venture13 in Cobourg, Ontario, just over an hour East of Toronto, NCFDC delivers local, regional and national initiatives. Throughout the latest five-year period, from 2018-2023, these initiatives delivered over $35 million in impact for innovative and growth-oriented start-ups and SMEs.

Let’s start a conversation about your organization’s strategic objectives and the resources you need to grow.

Current Programming

Loans (up to $250K) for
Northumberland-based ventures.

thriveFORWARD innovation funding for Start-ups ($25K) and SMEs ($100K) in southern Ontario. Intake Closed

$15K DELIA microloans for women-owned businesses across Canada.
StrikeUP Canada digital conference for women entrepreneurs.
VentureZone memberships for entrepreneurs and innovators at our centre in Cobourg, Ontario.
A community safety innovation joint initiative with the Cobourg Police Service for Start-ups and Scale-ups.

Project Partners

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

The Frontier Entrepreneurship Podcast

Listen to Braden Kemp (NCFDC, Bioenterprise Canada) and Tracy Morningstar (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) in conversation with entrepreneurs who are pushing beyond the limits of creativity and innovation. Season 1 brings you start-up Founders from across southern Ontario, venture-backed by NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative (with the support of FedDev Ontario). Learn more.

Latest News

Cutting-Edge Solutions Presented at Policetech Conference & Expo

Cutting-Edge Solutions Presented at Policetech Conference & Expo

As part of the second annual Policetech Conference & Expo, NCFDC was part of an exhibition showcasing the latest advancements in law enforcement technology. Organized by the Canadian Institute, the second annual edition explored emerging trends and facilitated important discussions on the future of policing.

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Departing and New Directors

Departing and New Directors

In great appreciation for her volunteer efforts in support of NCFDC’s mission and vision, our entire organization would like to thank Pam Russell who has stepped down as Director after many years serving on the Board of Directors. We would like to welcome Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Candace Shaw to the Board of Directors of NCFDC.

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Southern Ontario Innovation Featured in New Video Series

Southern Ontario Innovation Featured in New Video Series

NCFDC is proud to share a new video series introducing the world to some of the most exciting innovation-driven enterprise in southern Ontario, companies that are producing, growing, creating jobs, impacting GDP and contributing to economic advancement in key sectors.

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​Pitch to the Chief ™ - Youth Edition