Financing and Strategy For Entrepreneurs

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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June 3: Board Room Simulations for the N100 Top 5 startups (private event).

June 9: Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association (NMA) Annual Golf Tournament. Sign up here.

June 16: The Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Sign up here.

June 17: N1M Entrepreneurial Development Workshop No. 2 will feature advisors/coaches Paul Godin, Jim Moskos and David Pamenter from Delta V / Two Rings Media and Joe Racanelli from NATIONAL Equicom. N1M startups, N100 Finalists and other CFDC startup clients please register here.

June 24: NMA workshop on Health, Safety and the Law. $249. Register here.

July: Expected announcement of the winner of N100 2016.

August 15: First Annual Qoints / N100 BBQ (details to be posted soon via Eventbrite).

September 12-14: The 23rd annual OACFDC Conference in Kenora Ontario. Click here for more information.

Every Monday: Northumberland Makers meet at 6 PM at the Cobourg Public Library.

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

Young entrepreneurs in Northumberland: The E3 program is delivered by Northumberland Business Advisory Centre to help you launch your business! Find out more.

Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative: Announced recently by MP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, Kim Rudd, find out more about the Green Farms and Green Internships funding streams here.

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

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

Kim Botrie
Program Administrator
905-372-8315 x221
Email Kim

Find out how we can help you grow your ideas.

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