Our Programs


We provide loans of up to $250,000 for qualifying startups and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Strategy Consulting

Meet with one of our advisors to get feedback on your business plan.


Eastern Ontario Development Program: Non-repayable performance-based funding up to $100,000 for business development or community innovation.


Our Gaming and Entrepreneurship Lab offers world class U/X testing.


Compete for a $100,000 investment deal in our annual N100 Startup Competition.


New funding and acceleration initiative for tech startups and innovative SMEs.

Our Vision: Community Futures

Prosperity in Northumberland (and across Eastern Ontario) through innovation and entrepreneurship.

How do we get there?

By providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs. We provide loans of up to $250,000 for business start up, stabilization and expansion.

Who do we work with?

Growth-oriented SMEs, next generation startups and twenty-first century institutions who are creating local economic opportunities and high quality jobs.

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On the business of gaming, our Gaming & Entrepreneurship Lab (GEL) will be at the GameON conference September 29-30, 2015.

Northumberland CFDC joins Scott Pelton and Jodi Glover for a speed mentoring event for entrepreneurs on campus at UOIT on September 29. Register here. We’ll also be a part of the #UOIT Homecoming event with Bruce Croxon on October 3, 2015. In this video, Bruce is personally inviting you to attend.

We will be sharing information about our N100 startup competition at the national level at the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) Angel Summit, October 6-8 in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Northumberland CFDC is an active member of both NACO and the Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario (NAO-O) and promotes engagement between early-stage investors and startups in Northumberland and Eastern Ontario.

Applications are now open for our new N1M initiative. Watch the CHEX TV coverage here.

Every Monday: Northumberland Makers meet at the Cobourg Public Library on Maker Mondays normally 6-8pm. All are welcome. Visit the new Facebook page!

Every Thursday: Mathieu Dallaire from BDC is in our offices to discuss financing opportunities for SMEs.

Key Program Contacts

Wendy Curtis
Executive Director
NBDA Corp.
905-372-8315 x227
Email Wendy

Susan Latta
Business Manager
905-372-8315 x223
Email Susan

John Hayden
905-372-8315 x224
Email John

Kim Botrie
Administrative Assistant
NBDA Corp.
905-372-8315 x221
Email Kim

Mark Klintworth
Business Development Officer
905-372-8315 x245
Email Mark

Thomas Coughlan
Business Development Officer
905-372-8315 x226
Email Thomas

Kelly McDowell
Enterprise Development
905-372-8315 x244
Email Kelly

Find out how we can help you grow your ideas.

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With the support of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario