Welcome to Northumberland CFDC

We support innovation and entrepreneurship as a pathway to future prosperity.

Contact us today to partner in delivering impact for your business, your community, your region and your future.

Current Programming

Loans. Business located in Northumberland County and Alderville First Nation can apply for up to $250,000. BETA

Venture13 VentureZone. Soft land your startup or work remotely from our co-working space.

Policetech Accelerator. In partnership with the Cobourg Police Service at Venture13, we are driving collaborative innovation in community safety.

StrikeUP Canada. Our premiere international digital conference for women entrepreneurs.

Recently Completed

RIIEO. We invested in 42 industrial innovation projects across all of rural Eastern Ontario.

RE3. We funded 378 women-owned businesses across Eastern Ontario.

RRRF. We provided COVID-19 resilience loans to 38 businesses locally in Northumberland.

DELIA. We financed 52 women-owned and led businesses across Southern Ontario by developing an innovative new fintech product.

StrikeUP2021. We attracted 3,000+ registrants from every province and territory in Canada and 28 countries around the globe.

Project Partners

Latest News

Policetech Accelerator Attracts Innovation Champions to Venture13

Policetech Accelerator Attracts Innovation Champions to Venture13

The V13 Policetech Accelerator team is of course incredibly excited that innovation champion Jeffrey Haskins has joined the Cobourg Police Service, under Chief Paul VandeGraaf. Haskins was recently sworn in as Deputy Chief by the Cobourg Police Services Board at a ceremony at historic Victoria Hall in Cobourg on November 10th, 2021.

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Policetech Accelerator Highlights (2020-2021)

Policetech Accelerator Highlights (2020-2021)

Our V13 Policetech Accelerator is a joint initiative of Northumberland CFDC and the Cobourg Police Service to drive community safety innovation. The first of its kind in North America, the initiative provides competitively selected Startups and Scaleups with investment, entrepreneurial support and business development opportunities including participation in frontline demonstration projects carried out in a defined small town pilot-scale environment.

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Feature Story: Return of the Alpacas

Feature Story: Return of the Alpacas

It’s Small Business Week 2021 and this year we are celebrating entrepreneurs in our community—in particular, those who have overcome adversity, rose to the challenge, and worked to maintain and even grow their businesses under the most challenging circumstances.

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