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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November 12 - Know Your Customer: Mark Klintworth from our Gaming and Entrepreneurship Lab along with Cory Rosenfield CEO of Qoints (and winner of our 2015 N100 Startup Competition), will be featured panelists for Interactive Ontario’s next iLunch at noon on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre (250 Yonge St, Toronto, 35th Floor). Get your tickets here.

November 19 - Economic Outlook: Northumberland CFDC is pleased to partner with the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Peterborough and Cobourg Business Centre Team to host an economic update from BDC’s Chief Economist, Pierre Cléroux on Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:30-4:30pm at the Best Western Plus, 930 Burnham St. Cobourg K9A 2X9. Please RSVP to Stephanie Flabb or call 705-750-4972 if you wish to attend this event.

November 24 - Engineering and Entrepreneurship: John Hayden will be offering a guest lecture at UOIT on November 24th for students of Professor Kamiel Gabriel—download Dr. Gabriel’s new e-book, The Anatomy of Innovation, here.

December 8 – Mentorship Day: In collaboration with our friends from the Canadian Film Centre Media Lab and the ideaBOOST accelerator, Northumberland CFDC will be hosting a special financing and strategy workshop for N1M startups focusing on digital and interactive media opportunities, industry trends and connections.

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