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.
Loans (up to $250K) for
thriveFORWARD innovation funding for Start-ups ($25K) and SMEs ($100K) in southern Ontario. Intake Closed
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
- StrikeUP Connects Webinars | Ongoing monthly
- Revenue Growth Series, Invest Cobourg, sponsored by NCFDC | Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 30
- DELIA Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund, Info Sessions | Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30
- V13 Cybersecurity Anti-Fraud Series | Oct 2, 16, 30
- NMA Annual Manufacturing Conference | Oct 23
- Pitch to the Chief™ | Nov 16
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.
NCFDC and FedDev Ontario Invest in New Ventures as well as Established Firms to Accelerate Industrial Innovation
NCFDC’s $10 million thriveFORWARD initiative has mobilized funding for 177 technology-driven companies to date, including advanced manufacturing, bio-manufacturing, ag-tech and food and beverage ventures, in an effort made possible by FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada’s Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF).
NCFDC has hired its first Junior Developer to drive integration of AI and Machine Learning applications from the organization’s headquarters at Venture13 in Cobourg, Ontario.
Due to increasingly high demand for funding, continuous intake for the thriveFORWARD Start-up Stream call for proposals will close in two weeks. La demande accrue d’aide financière nous contraint de clôturer la période de réception en continu de propositions pour le volet des entreprises en démarrage du programme Un avenir PROSPÈRE! Celle-ci prendra donc fin dans deux semaines.