thriveFORWARD Portfolio Companies

Portfolio Companies

NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative co-invests in industrial innovation capital, in talent and technology. Whether through established firms (SMEs) or very early-stage emerging ventures (Start-ups), our purpose is to encourage entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to take risks, to develop new IP, to commercialize new products, services and processes that will strengthen competitive advantage and the ability of firms to grow and create jobs. Their success in critical sectors—from cleantech, medtech, biotech, deeptech, food production and advanced manufacturing to digital industries, fintech and cybersecurity—yields multiples for the regional economy in southern Ontario.

With the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada, we are pleased to report that the following companies have successfully secured matching, non-repayable, performance-based funding from the thriveFORWARD initiative.

thriveFORWARD SMEs

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Bench Brewing Company

Experiential craft brewery.

Approved for up to $80,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for adoption of digital technology supporting enhanced productivity and business expansion.

benchbrewing.com

            

Cameron Steel

Manufacturing machinery with full service, custom machine and fabrication.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for advanced manufacturing technology supporting business expansion and operational resilience.

cameronsteel.com

Canadian Curtis Refrigeration

Manufacturing walk-in cooler and freezer rooms and custom reach-in products.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of automated digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

canadiancurtis.com

CapsCanada

Manufacturing empty and hard capsule technologies for the pharma and supplement sectors.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of digital technology supporting productivity enhancements and operational resilience.

capscanada.com

      

Carrot Bacon

Transforming carrots into a variety of vegan, nutrient-rich crispy jerky.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of technology supporting market expansion and business growth.

carrotbacon.org

      

Casa Bonita Foods

Producing authentic Mexican flavoured soft corn tortillas and corn tortilla chips.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

casabonitafoods.com

      

Cedar Valley Selections

Producing all-Canadian family foods – salad dressings and pita chips.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of green automated technology supporting business growth and market expansion.

cedarvalleyselections.ca

            

Denninger’s Foods of the World

Producing specialty food, sausages, and smoked meats.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated digital technology, supporting operational resilience and business growth.

denningers.com

      

DOM International

Processing, packaging and wholesaling sustainable fresh and frozen organic seafood products.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated technology, supporting operational resilience and business growth.

dominternational.com

            

Dynacast

Manufacturing both conventional and multi-slide die cast precision components.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the development of new technology, supporting operational resilience and business growth.

dynacast.com

            

E.B. Box Company

Manufacturing custom and standard folding carton boxes primarily for food packaging.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated technology, enhancing productivity and business growth.

ebbox.com

EAIGLE

Developing enterprise computer vision solutions for the workplace and public spaces.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to advance an AI-powered automation solution supporting operational resilience and business growth.

eaigle.com

            

Ethos Automation

Designing and building custom next-generation, automated manufacturing solutions.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of advanced technology supporting operational resilience and market diversification.

ethosautomation.com

Evergreen Environmental

Waste diversion solutions energy conversion and agricultural product development and application.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

egreens.ca

Fieldless Farms

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) commercial producer of leafy greens.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

fieldless.com

Flavorcan

Producing custom designed flavors for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and health industries.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

flavorcan.ca

            

Food Cycle Science

Producer of countertop food waste recyclers.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of digital technology and market diversification supporting operational resilience and business growth.

foodcycler.com

                        

Greenhouse Juice Company

Producing organic, plant-based, glass-bottled beverages.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of technology supporting supply chain adaption, operational resilience and business growth.

greenhouse.ca

            

Hec Clouthier & Sons

Producing sawlogs, poles, pulpwood, veneer with sustainable forestry logging practices.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

Highland Packers

Processing meat products including beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, as well as gourmet wieners, smoked sausage, bacon, and pepperoni sticks.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

highlandpackers.com

Hillside Hothouse

Specialty crops producer, with nine different varieties of peppers.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of energy efficient technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

Hybrid Power Solution

Producing portable battery systems that replace gas and diesel generators.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the development of new technology, supporting operational resilience and business growth.

hybridps.ca

                        

JGW Machine

Metal fabrication and contract manufacturing producing a wide variety of metal components and assemblies.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

jgwmachine.com

King Cole Ducks

Vertically integrated duck farm and processor producing custom culinary and ancillary products.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for integrating automated technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

kingcoleducks.com

                  

LockDocs

Simplifying investment industry transactions.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for development and introduction of new platform features.

lockdocs.com

Loon Kombucha

Producing kombucha beverages utilizing an innovative cold-brewing technique.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated technology supporting market diversification, operational resilience and business growth.

loonkombucha.com

      

MasterNet

Manufacturing environmentally friendly netting and mesh products for food packaging, aquaculture, erosion protection.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of advanced technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

masternetltd.com

Nicoya

Biosensor technology for the academic and biopharmaceutical sectors.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for integration of advanced and digital technology supporting supply chain adaption, operational resilience and business growth.

nicoyalife.com

            

nidus3D

On-site automated 3D construction printing of buildings.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

nidus3d.com

                        

Osmow's Commissary

Processing and preparing proteins for affiliated restaurants.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for automated technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

osmows.com

            

Parkhill Meats

Processing Ontario beef, veal, lamb, and goat products.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

parkhillmeats.ca

                  

Peel Meat Packers

Custom processing abattoir services for beef, veal, lamb, and goats.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

peelmeatpackers.ca

Piramal Healthcare

Pharmaceutical product R&D and manufacturing.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for adopting advanced digital technology supporting enhanced productivity, operational resilience and business growth.

piramalpharmasolutions.com

            

ProteinQure

Specializing in computational protein drug design.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to advance an innovative process supporting market expansion and business growth.

proteinqure.com

            

REM Equipment

Specializing in industrial air products.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of digital technology and market expansion supporting business growth.

remequip.com

            

Romac Metal Works

Custom precision metal design and fabrication.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the integration of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

romacmetalworks.com

Rootree

Design and manufacturing sustainable packaging solutions.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

rootree.ca

            

ShiftLink

Shift management mobile and web application that allows employers to notify staff of an available shift.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to advance a new service supporting market expansion and business growth.

shiftlinkapp.com

            

Signority

Automated software to create, send, sign and manage documents.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the advancement of a new technology supporting business growth and market expansion.

signority.com

            

Stevcon Packaging & Logistics

Design and manufacturing industrial packaging and logistic solutions.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to adopt technology and advance a new service supporting market diversification and business growth.

stevconpackaging.com

Sunny Crunch Foods

Manufacturing healthy whole foods, bars, cereals, snacks and beverages.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of green technology supporting business resilience and business growth.

sunnycrunch.com

Sunrise Orchards

Producing a variety of premium fresh apples.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

sunriseorchardsinc.ca

The Growcer

Producing hydroponic vertical farming solutions.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to advance a new service supporting market expansion and business growth.

thegrowcer.ca

Triangle Fluid Controls

Manufacturing fluid sealing and pump protection products.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of advanced technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

trianglefluid.com

                  

V.D.B. Grains

Processor of grain and elevator services for agriculture businesses.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of green technology supporting business resilience and business growth.

vdbgrains.ca

Wilmot Orchards

Producing premium apples and blueberries.

Approved for up to $100,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the adoption of automated digital technology supporting operational resilience and business growth.

wilmotblueberries.com

      

thriveFORWARD SME Testimonials

“A great ally can make all the difference in the world. With thriveFORWARD we were able to revolutionize eSignature usability, translating to a user experience taken to the next level. This achievement represents a critical milestone in Signority’s history, and we’re proud to have created many high-skills jobs in Canada. We’re grateful to the NCFDC team for helping us realize our vision of building a strong Canadian tech company.”


Jane He – CEO and Founder.
Signority

“Exciting news! Our company is proud to announce that we have been selected to participate in thriveFORWARD, which will help us accelerate our growth and achieve our business goals. We’re grateful for the support from NCFDC and FedDev Ontario, which is making this opportunity possible.”


From the Team at JGW Machine Ltd.

“With the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada’s Jobs and Growth Fund, NCFDC launched thriveFORWARD to accelerate industrial investment in innovation across southern Ontario. Our smart feeder project was funded in part by thriveFORWARD. A big thank you to this partnership with special mention to Belplas/Movacolor for getting us the equipment needed.

Every job is a self-portrait of the people who do it: autograph your work with excellence.”


From the Team at MasterNet Ltd.

“We are now a major participant in the private label industry in Canada! Before this project, our production capacity was completely dedicated to our own brand. Now we manufacture directly for national supermarket chains as well as co-packing for smaller companies. This would not have been possible without the support of thriveFORWARD.”


Sergio Llerena
Director – Casa Bonita Foods

“Shoutout to NCFDC thriveFORWARD for their support. The work you do fuels the work we do.”


Tyler Steeves
Founder – Carrot Bacon

“Our company was able to accelerate U.S. market expansion thanks to the project funding we received from thriveFORWARD. Our clients expect that we operate at the speed of business, and scaling in large competitive markets demands speed and efficiency. Thanks to thriveFORWARD’s funding, we rapidly onboarded new talent, acquired critical resources, and successfully secured business deals with some of the largest enterprise brands on the Fortune 500 list. We are on pace to meet our next milestone of organizational growth and the funding we received from thriveFORWARD was paramount to our corporate expansion.”


Amir Hoss
Chief Executive Officer – EAIGLE Inc.

thriveFORWARD SME Testimonials

 

 

“A great ally can make all the difference in the world. With thriveFORWARD we were able to revolutionize eSignature usability, translating to a user experience taken to the next level. This achievement represents a critical milestone in Signority’s history, and we’re proud to have created many high-skills jobs in Canada. We’re grateful to the NCFDC team for helping us realize our vision of building a strong Canadian tech company.”


Jane He – CEO and Founder.
Signority

“With the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada’s Jobs and Growth Fund, NCFDC launched thriveFORWARD to accelerate industrial investment in innovation across southern Ontario. Our smart feeder project was funded in part by thriveFORWARD. A big thank you to this partnership with special mention to Belplas/Movacolor for getting us the equipment needed.”


From the Team at JGW Machine Ltd.

“With the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada’s Jobs and Growth Fund, NCFDC launched thriveFORWARD to accelerate industrial investment in innovation across southern Ontario. Our smart feeder project was funded in part by thriveFORWARD. A big thank you to this partnership with special mention to Belplas/Movacolor for getting us the equipment needed.

Every job is a self-portrait of the people who do it: autograph your work with excellence.”


From the Team at MasterNet Ltd.

“We are now a major participant in the private label industry in Canada! Before this project, our production capacity was completely dedicated to our own brand. Now we manufacture directly for national supermarket chains as well as co-packing for smaller companies. This would not have been possible without the support of thriveFORWARD.”


Sergio Llerena
Director – Casa Bonita Foods

“Shoutout to NCFDC thriveFORWARD for their support. The work you do fuels the work we do.”


Tyler Steeves
Founder – Carrot Bacon

“Our company was able to accelerate U.S. market expansion thanks to the project funding we received from thriveFORWARD. Our clients expect that we operate at the speed of business, and scaling in large competitive markets demands speed and efficiency. Thanks to thriveFORWARD’s funding, we rapidly onboarded new talent, acquired critical resources, and successfully secured business deals with some of the largest enterprise brands on the Fortune 500 list. We are on pace to meet our next milestone of organizational growth and the funding we received from thriveFORWARD was paramount to our corporate expansion.”


Amir Hoss
Chief Executive Officer – EAIGLE Inc.

thriveFORWARD Start-ups

2760959 Ontario Inc.

eVTOL UAV aerospace engineering start-up.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for completion of prototype design.

Website coming soon.

Aisha Comfortable Co-Living

Platform that matches women to shared housing while building community.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to support the release of the mobile and web apps.

comfortablecoliving.com

                  

Asamaka Industries

Industrial automation engineering services, specializing in electrical design and control systems integration.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding for operational resilience and capacity-building.

asamaka.com

                        

Beagle Scientific

Building healthcare resilience through drug discovery innovation.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for laboratory and R&D infrastructure investment.

beaglesci.com

BBCCC

Innovative beverage developer and manufacturer.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding for strategic equipment for product development and applied R&D infrastructure and capacity-building.

Website coming soon

Brix

Digital finance and property management application.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to advance the platform to beta testing.

brixcard.com

                  

Cabn

Intelligent building design, fabrication, and assembly of sustainable net zero homes.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the completion of a demonstration build.

cabn.co

                  

Cacao Systems

Assisting SMEs to seamlessly integrate AI into their business processes and workflows.

Approved for up to $25,000 in funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to develop core platform capabilities.

cacao.systems

CarbonOne

Enabling food brands to measure and communicate climate performance.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for software beta and database completion..

carbon-one.ca

      

Capita

An end-to-end no-code platform to easily design, launch, and operate default-compliant investment funds using blockchain smart contracts.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for proof-of-concept completion.

percapita.io

Cercling

Communications software for supply chain enhancement.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD Initiative for launch of a fully functional MVP and customer facing website.

cercling.com

                  

Chexy

Enhancing rental market transactions between tenants and landlords with a rewards-based fintech platform.

Approved for up to $25,000 in funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for beta testing to accelerate technology readiness.

chexy.co

CleanInnoGen Energy Solutions

Decarbonizing heavy industry with on-site waste-heat-to-hydrogen systems.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for applied R&D.

cleaninnogen.com

      

Cntrl+

A gynecological and pelvic healthcare company.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for new product launch.

Website coming soon

Cyclic Materials

Creating a circular supply chain for rare earth elements.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for a test program.

cyclicmaterials.earth

            

DAV20 Tech

Driving digital transformation with web-based applications for the restaurant sector.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for early commercialization and business development.

tiponline.ca

Deaf AI

AI-based accessibility products for deaf users.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for completion of software MVP.

deaf-ai.com

      

DEC Data

SaaS platform for the capture, consolidation and distribution of deceased data.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for new app release.

canadadeceasedlist.ca

ENERZA

World’s first conditional risk assessment tool for electrical utility providers through autonomous on-wire robotic monitoring.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for completion of field testing.

enerza.ca

            

enVgo

Developer of hydrofoil technology for electric boats.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for system design.

envgo.com

Enurgen

Software operating system for end-to-end utility-scale solar asset management.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for early commercialization of the DUET system designer.

enurgen.com

      

ExpressUAV

Aerial delivery network solutions utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for strategic partnership and business development.

expressuav.com

Ezok.AI

Automation for insurance brokers through middleware technology solution.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to support early commercialization activities.

ezok.ai

                  

Foddr

Self-contained, fully automated controlled environment agriculture systems.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for completion of digital system MVP (minimum viable product).

Website coming soon.

Foqus Technologies

AI and quantum information technology software solutions for MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) innovation.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for completion of Quality Management System.

foqus.ca

Fractalytic

Automating industrial energy management with AI-powered metering.

Approved for up to $25,000 in funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for onsite prototype development and testing

fractalytic.com

Genuine Taste

Cell agriculture company focused on cultivated fat production using bioreactor technology.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for applied R&D, product and IP development and industry partnerships.

genuinetaste.co

Gibbly

Game-based learning made for teachers.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to support the public release of the Gibbly platform.

gibbly.co

                           

Goodly Cloud

SaaS software for connected device management.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD to expand customer base.

goodly.cloud

Grain Data Solutions

Sustainability auditing in croplands for ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) reporting.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for database development for machine learning algorithm and model enhancement.

graindatasolutions.com

            

GRID

Decentralized real estate property registry, workflow management and monitoring system.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to support beta testing, stakeholder engagement.

grid.estate

Gwella Mushrooms

Functional non-psycho-active mushroom chews.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding for product development.

gwellamushrooms.com

            

Helius Originals

Cleantech smoke infusion barware company upcycling diverted landfill materials.

Approved for up to $25,000 in funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for engineering and design as well as content development and marketing.

heliusoriginals.com

                  

Hyivy Health

Data-driven device and pelvic health platform for women.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for initial production run to support clinic trials.

hyivy.com

            

Iceberg Cyber

Cyber risk monitoring solutions for small business.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to accelerate the development of a B2B SaaS platform, public website and scoring assessment mechanism.

icebergcyber.com

            

idhubs

SaaS Web3 all-in-one multilingual ecosystem, network and secure digital identity platform.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to increase traction and expand user base.

idhubs.com

                        

Incorporight Inc.

The easiest and most affordable way to start a company in Canada.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to assist in the company’s expansion.

incorporight.com

                  

Infer Model

Predictive analytics software platform for environmentally responsible infrastructure management applications.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for software development and compeltion of MVP.

infermodel.com

Innovative Industries

Manufacturer of novel floor drain and cleanout covers for protection during concrete pour.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for initial production run and sales.

lime-set.com

      

Jems for All

Innovative producer of natural non-toxic sexual health products.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for expansion of product line.

jemsforall.com

                        

Jetsplitz

An online marketplace for empty legs to optimize private air travel.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for platform development, internal capacity-building, marketing and advertising.

jetsplitz.com

            

Jitto

Wholesale online ordering platform for SMEs.

Approved for up to $25,000 in funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for user testing and platform development.

getjitto.com

Keepwise Loss Prevention System

Mobile device loss prevention system.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for initial production run.

2ilp.ca/cellphone-loss-prevention-system

Launchit DTx

Prescription digital therapeutics healthcare company.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for first licensed product release and commercialization of fulfillment system.

launchitdtx.com

Limelight

Location-based music platform that uses algorithmic music discovery to showcase independent musicians and grow their fan base.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for marketing, advertising and promotional campaigns and the launch of the next version of the app.

limelight.io

      

Magnestar

Hardware/software solutions to help satellite operators withstand Radio Frequency (RF) interference.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for marketing activities including product demonstrations in support of business development.

magnestar.space

      

Magnify Access

Inclusive digital solutions.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding for the completion of the software platform MVP (Minimum Viable Product).

magnifyaccess.ca

      

Mapping Network

Helium blockchain distributor, building decentralized network infrastructure.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for a use case demonstration project.

mappingnetwork.ca

                  

McKay Foods

Food production microfactories.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to secure site for the first microfactory as well as strategic equipment acquisition.

Website coming soon.

mDETECT

Liquid biopsy technology for cancer management.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for development of a basic functional software diagnostic platform prototype.

mappingnetwork.ca

MWMCC

Expert and physician-led, empathetic and evidence-based weight management treatment.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding for the launch of a virtual clinic.

mwmcc.ca

      

Mycro Harvest

AI-powered mushroom smart farms.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to finalize engineering and design for automation hardware.

mycroharvest.com

Neptune Nanotechnologies

Next generation nano-structured material reclaimed and manufactured from ocean waste.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for nano-crystal production scale-up and field testing.

neptunenano.com

      

New Protein International

Clean sustainable technology for plant protein production.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for strategic Innovation Lab equipment and installation.

newproteinglobal.com

OOt

Social mapping application connecting people by communities of interest.

Approved for up to $25,000 in funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for development, testing, and launch of the OOt Connections mobile application.

oot.live

                              

Pahk Solutions

Tech platform promoting a sustainable lifestyle and greener communities.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for product development, marketing and business expansion.

pahk.io

                  

Parallelz

Mobile application streaming platform.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for applied R&D.

parallelz.com

PocketMD

All-in-one end-to-end digital care delivery tool.

Approved for up to $25,000 in funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to develop core platform capabilities.

pocketmd.ca

            

Pointsgram

Impactful technologies that empower local shopping.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the commercial app release and marketing.

pointsgram.com

                  

PostUp Collectables

Social marketplace for sports and trading card collectables.

Approved for up to $25,000 in funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for the launch of new mobile applications incorporating advanced functionality.

getpostup.com

ReGreen

Producer of recyclable eco-bags.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding for strategic equipment and certifications.

regreenbag.ca

Revived Foods

Producer of nutritious, upcycled plant-based ready-to-eat meals.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for initial pilot-scale production.

revivedfoods.com

Rubicon

Innovative software and hardware tools to automate workflows, generate insights, and improve services for first responders.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for development of a functional prototype of the online reporting tool.

tryrubicon.com

Sigma HealthTech

Secure and innovative solutions that empower healthcare providers and patients.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for platform development.

sigmahealthtech.com

            

SpinorX

Enabling a sustainable EV battery value chain with digital identity, battery asset management.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for a technology feasibility study for prototype development.

spinorx.io

      

StreamSIX

Creating a highly immersive and seamless socially interactive 3D video gaming platform.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding to support the completion of the Software Development Kit (SDK Version 2).

streamsix.com

                          

Tick Stick Corporation

Development of novel scanning and detection device.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for completion of MVP (Mininum Viable Product).

Website coming soon

Turtle Riot

Interactive media development studio for ecological and social sustainability.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for completion of strategic marketing plan for first release.

Website coming soon

Vaga Refrigeration

Manufacturer of next generation pre-fabricated walk-in freezers.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for completion of strategic marketing plan for first release.

Website coming soon

Vessl Prosthetics

Innovative prosthetics design and engineering venture.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for completion of mechanical testing of MVP (Mininum Viable Product).

vesslpro.com

      

VETSon

Veterinary practice, revolutionizing how livestock medicine is managed.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for testing including an initial pilot project.

Westly Immigration

Canadian immigration services provider developing innovative inter-Provincnial digital solutions for newcomers.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative for automation of assessment capabilities.

Wild Lot

Craft small-batch distillery producing spirits and beverages from locally grown ingredients and botanicals.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for strategic equipment purchase.

wildlot.ca

      

Wrest

Custom manufactured consumer products.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD for integration of proprietary 3D-visualization tool for B2C orders, custom product manufacturing.

wrestco.com

ZapMetals

AI-enabled autonomous CNC milling.

Approved for up to $25,000 matching performance-based funding from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative to complete technical and engineering work to enable the first version of the automated machine shop.

zapmetals.com

      

thriveFORWARD Start-up Testimonials

“Without this thriveFORWARD project we would not have been in a position to organize our manufacturing process and have our product ready for commercialization in this time frame. Thank you.”


Jamie Tyrell
VP Operations – Foddr

“We love working with NCFDC and FedDev Ontario through thriveFORWARD. Thank you for your continued guidance and support.”


Sydney Robinson
Founder – Vessl Prosthetics

“We are honored to be one of the startups receiving funding support from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative. It helped us accomplish a project that is essential for our technology commercialization.”


From the Team at Foqus Technologies

“We’re excited to acknowledge the support of NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative through the FedDev Ontario Jobs and Growth Fund.”


Rachel Bartholomew
Founder – Hyivy Health

“On behalf of our team at Asamaka Industries, we say thank you to NCFDC and FedDev Ontario, as a beneficiary of the thriveFORWARD project. We’re proud to have such an amazing partner who supports our mission to empower both skilled and unskilled individuals with the right knowledge and resources necessary to innovate, automate and improve industrial processes. We look forward to continued partnership in the future.”


Chukwuka Asamaka, M.Eng, P.Eng, PMP
Founder – Asamaka Industries

“The thriveFORWARD grant has been a valuable contribution to our business at this early stage of growth. The funds were a critical resource to help us accelerate building some of the foundational elements of our core vision. We would like to thank NCFDC, FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada’s Jobs and Growth, for investing in Canada’s innovation and future economy.”


Emad Toukan
Founder – Brix

“This program was a great experience especially in regard to the mentoring I received on how to market my business and its products.”


Gabriel Langlois-Rahme
Founder – Infer Model

“ThriveFORWARD helped us create our MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and we are now doing customer demos. Awesome initiative. We benefitted a great deal from this program, and I believe the thriveFORWARD team deserves huge credit. Thank you.”


Gari Boateng
Founder – Cercling

“With the support of this funding, we managed to successfully develop the first iteration of our Quality Management System (QMS) and implemented the e-QMS. This is a significant accomplishment as the completion of the QMS allows us to move forward with the preparation of the regulatory submission. Most importantly, all of our employees got involved in the development process to strengthen quality control and management competencies.”


Sadegh Raeisi
Founder – Foqus Technologies

“We were able to secure a multi-year contract with the Department of National Defense to continue developing the technology from this project. We couldn’t have got here without thriveFORWARD. Thank you!”


Daniyar Akhmedjanov
Founder – Rubicon

“My sincere appreciation goes out to all of you at thriveFORWARD for your support and help.”


Mehdi Masoumi
Founder – Deaf AI

“Our thriveFORWARD project results in Canada’s first hexane-free soy protein pilot plant and is a key piece of infrastructure to enable future collaboration with other oilseed protein companies within Canada.”


Graham Markham
CDO – New Protein International

“Great level of support from thriveFORWARD. Seamless and streamlined process with excellent communication and service along the way. Would recommend this funding stream to other entrepreneurs starting up that need that extra boost.”


Ryan Fowler
Founder – Wild Lot

“We wanted to thank NCFDC and FedDev Ontario for their support as we scale up to change the way healthcare communicates in Ontario.”


Dr. Duncan Rozario
CMO – Sigma Healthtech

“The support that we received from thriveFORWARD was a game-changer for our cyber security startup. Your onboarding process was surgical and rapid with constructive criticism that sharpened our objectives. The support allowed us to take calculated risks and invest more resources into our commercialization efforts, accelerating our path to market and ultimately enabling us to better protect our SMB clients from the ever-evolving threats in the digital landscape.”


Michael Bakaic
Founder – ICEBERG Cyber

thriveFORWARD Start-up Testimonials

 

“Without this thriveFORWARD project we would not have been in a position to organize our manufacturing process and have our product ready for commercialization in this time frame. Thank you.”


Jamie Tyrell
VP Operations – Foddr

“We are honored to be one of the startups receiving funding support from NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative. It helped us accomplish a project that is essential for our technology commercialization.”


From the Team at Foqus Technologies

“We are happy that NCFDC and the thriveFORWARD initiative chose our startup project for funding from FedDev Ontario and inspired us to continue the adventure!”


From the Team at ReGreen

“We are happy that NCFDC and the thriveFORWARD initiative chose our startup project for funding from FedDev Ontario and inspired us to continue the adventure!”


From the Team at ReGreen

“We love working with NCFDC and FedDev Ontario through thriveFORWARD. Thank you for your continued guidance and support.”


Sydney Robinson
Founder – Vessl Prosthetics

“We’re excited to acknowledge the support of NCFDC’s thriveFORWARD initiative through the FedDev Ontario Jobs and Growth Fund.”


Rachel Bartholomew
Founder – Hyivy Health

“On behalf of our team at Asamaka Industries, we say thank you to NCFDC and FedDev Ontario, as a beneficiary of the thriveFORWARD project. We’re proud to have such an amazing partner who supports our mission to empower both skilled and unskilled individuals with the right knowledge and resources necessary to innovate, automate and improve industrial processes. We look forward to continued partnership in the future.”


Chukwuka Asamaka, M.Eng, P.Eng, PMP
Founder – Asamaka Industries

“The thriveFORWARD grant has been a valuable contribution to our business at this early stage of growth. The funds were a critical resource to help us accelerate building some of the foundational elements of our core vision. We would like to thank NCFDC, FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada’s Jobs and Growth, for investing in Canada’s innovation and future economy.”


Emad Toukan
Founder – Brix

“ThriveFORWARD helped us create our MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and we are now doing customer demos. Awesome initiative. We benefitted a great deal from this program, and I believe the thriveFORWARD team deserves huge credit. Thank you.”


Gari Boateng
Founder – Cercling

“With the support of this funding, we managed to successfully develop the first iteration of our Quality Management System (QMS) and implemented the e-QMS. This is a significant accomplishment as the completion of the QMS allows us to move forward with the preparation of the regulatory submission. Most importantly, all of our employees got involved in the development process to strengthen quality control and management competencies.”


Sadegh Raeisi
Founder – Foqus Technologies

“We were able to secure a multi-year contract with the Department of National Defense to continue developing the technology from this project. We couldn’t have got here without thriveFORWARD. Thank you!”


Daniyar Akhmedjanov
Founder – Rubicon

 

“My sincere appreciation goes out to all of you at thriveFORWARD for your support and help.”


Mehdi Masoumi
Founder – DEAF AI

“Our thriveFORWARD project results in Canada’s first hexane-free soy protein pilot plant and is a key piece of infrastructure to enable future collaboration with other oilseed protein companies within Canada.”


Graham Markham
CDO – New Protein International

“Great level of support from thriveFORWARD. Seamless and streamlined process with excellent communication and service along the way. Would recommend this funding stream to other entrepreneurs starting up that need that extra boost.”


Ryan Fowler
Founder – Wild Lot

“We wanted to thank NCFDC and FedDev Ontario for their support as we scale up to change the way healthcare communicates in Ontario.”


Dr. Duncan Rozario
CMO – Sigma Healthtech

“The support that we received from thriveFORWARD was a game-changer for our cyber security startup. Your onboarding process was surgical and rapid with constructive criticism that sharpened our objectives. The support allowed us to take calculated risks and invest more resources into our commercialization efforts, accelerating our path to market and ultimately enabling us to better protect our SMB clients from the ever-evolving threats in the digital landscape.”


Michael Bakaic
Founder – ICEBERG Cyber

“This program was a great experience especially in regard to the mentoring I received on how to market my business and its products.”


Gabriel Langlois-Rahme
Founder – Infer Model

Start-ups Previously Seed Funded via N1M

Able Innovations

Developing advanced medical devices to tackle the pressing problem of patient transfer in healthcare.

ableinnovations.com

      

Alchemy

Next generation coatings powered by nanotechnology.

alchemynano.com

            

Ardra

High-purity natural ingredients.

ardrabio.com

      

Argentum Electronics (now Cence Power)

Inventors of Digital Current™, makers of DC power systems.

cencepower.com

      

AudienceGPS

Precise, programmatic audiences.

audiencegps.com

                        

BCM Biodegradable Solutions

Sustainable green chemical manufacturer with an extensive line of sustainable alternative products designed and commercialized in-house.

bcmchem.com

ConnexHealth

Healthcare solutions simplified.

myconnexhealth.com

            

Convictional Commerce

Helping retailers add new brands and categories, with automation powering rapid on-boarding and effortless dropship fulfillment.

convictional.com

      

Eagle Aerospace

Digital transformation of airfield management solutions.

eagle-aerospace.com

                  

Enersion

Electricity, cooling and heating from one integrated system.

enersion.com

      

FanSaves

Couponing platform that features discounts and deals from sponsors and affiliated brands of sports teams.

fansaves.com

                  

Frontier Agriscience

Optimizing plant genetics to develop non-GMO crops.

frontieragri.science

Grain Discovery

An online marketplace leveraging blockchain technology to create efficient, transparent, and secure transactions.

graindiscovery.com

                  

Grow For You

Beautiful, reliable, vertical aeroponic gardens.

growforyouinc.com

      

H2NanO

Nextgeneration solutions for enhanced organics treatment and emissions control.

h2nano.ca

      

Intelline

Designs and manufacturer of modular carbon-neutral industrial engines for heavy duty applications.

intelline.ca

            

KAI Innovations (acquired by Well Health, now Artera)

Software and information technology solutions for healthcare organizations.

artera.io

                  

SurgerySim (now Marion Surgical)

Virtual surgery simulation training with haptic feedback.

marionsurgical.com

      

Mero

Optimizing commercial building cleanliness with real-time data.

mero.co

            

Meta Innovation Technologies

AI analytics and training software for technical teams in energy and mining.

exploremetakinetic.com

            

Mindset (Enophone - acquired by LA Moonshot)

Smart headphones that improve your concentration.

getenophone.com

Open Ocean Apps

Revolutionizing the world of recreational fishing and angling, makers of the top-rated Pro Angler fishing app.

proangler.us

      

Phycus Biotech

Biome friendly ingredients for cosmetics.

phycusbio.com

Riverwood Acoustics

Makers of finely crafted speakers using reclaimed wood.

riverwoodacoustics.com

                  

Simple Life Homes

Prefabricated panels for carbon-storing high-performance buildings.

simplelifehomes.ca

      

SkyKar (now Opener)

Maker of BlackFly: the world’s first all-electric, fixed-wing, vertical take-off and landing aircraft for personal transportation.

opener.aero

                        

Spaceishare

Space marketplace (find event, office, parking, storage space and more).

spaceishare.com

            

Unlock Math

Customizable online distance-learning math program.

unlockmath.com

                        

Wavve Boating

Helping boaters connect and collaborate.

wavveboating.com

            

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NOTICE – thriveFORWARD

NOTICE – thriveFORWARD

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.

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NCFDC is Seeking 3 Talented Youth for Summer Internships at Venture13

NCFDC is Seeking 3 Talented Youth for Summer Internships at Venture13

With the support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, NCFDC’s Summer Internships are back with three new positions posted for youth interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. CSJ is designed to help young Canadians successfully transition into the labour market.

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