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.


Non-repayable performance-based funding transitioning SMEs in Northumberland to expand business growth and innovation.


Non-repayable performance-based funding to accelerate SMEs on the innovation track, benefiting multiple communities within Eastern Ontario.


Compete in our biennial open invitational $250,000 technology startup competition.


Our co-investment fund (sidecar) for technology startups and innovation-driven enterprises.


Our new Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre. Connecting, empowering and accelerating technology startups and entrepreneurs.


No longer accepting applications. Click here to see a list of approved projects.

Just Announced August 8th, 2019

DELIA is a NEW ecosystem fund to advance Women-owned and Women-led business across Eastern Ontario

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.


NCFDC Annual General Meeting - Dec. 4, 2019
Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation invites you to our Annual General Meeting, Wednesday December 4th at 9:30am. Meeting will take place at Venture13, 739 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg in the Lecture Hall - Innovation Commons

November 6, 2019

1:1 Mentoring with Tony Orsy, Bereskin & Parr LLP
Tony is a partner and a patent agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Patent, Electrical & Computer Technology and Industrial Designs practice groups. Click HERE to book your free 1:1 mentoring session with Tony!

November 11, 2019

Northumberland Maker’s Annual General Meeting is taking place at Venture13. All are welcome, please sign up HERE

November 12, 2019

Northumberland Chamber of Commerce Meet and Greet – join this “Meet and Greet” business networking event hosted by Chamber Members. The November networking event is being hosted by Venture13 in the Baxter Lounge on the 2nd floor.

November 15 and December 13, 2019

1:1 Mentoring with Sherry Colbourne, Spark Centre
Are you an innovative technology company or entrepreneur who requires knowledge and support to launch, develop, and grow? Meet with Sherry to see how she can work with you across strategy, operational excellence, business development, and marketing. Click HERE to book your free meeting.

November 22nd and December 13th

1:1 Mentoring with Kristen Marumoto, Spark Angel Network
Are you a startup looking for help in navigating raising funding within the angel-investor community? Click HERE to book your free meeting with Kristen and get this discuss started!


Northumberland Makers is offering a wide variety of educational opportunities at Venture13. Click here to learn more!

Venture13 is where it’s at when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship in Northumberland County. Click here to see a list of upcoming events.

Congrats to Kilmarnock of Smiths Falls on receiving @FedDevOntario #RIIEO #RuralCommunity funding through @ValleyCFDC We were excited to see the benefits on yesterdays tour! Robots cooking eggs + playing air hockey, 3D printing... so many amazing innovations to see.

"What piece of advice would you provide to youth wanting to become an entrepreneur?"

John Hayden, @NrthmbrlndCFDC Venture Catalyst and lead of @N100startups, has some great advice for #YouthEntrepreneurs to celebrate #GEW2019

Great pitches tonight from @Axcessiom and @OomboInc and here's the $5K winning team from Auctal Robotics. Congratulations, gentlemen! And TY to @OT_Brilliant for inviting me to be a part of the judging panel. Awesome student tech talent here at @ontariotech_u.

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N100 Evolution Pitch Contest at Venture13

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Northumberland CFDC, in collaboration with the N100 Power Panel and our community innovation partners, delivered the sixth N100 Pitch Contest at Venture13 where seven technology entrepreneurs competed to advance to the Board Room and the finals of our $250,000 startup competition. Photos by Chris Lotton Photography.

Northumberland CFDC Programs have powered the following Results and Impacts

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Key Program Contacts

Wendy Curtis
Executive Director
Northumberland CFDC
905-372-8315 x227
Email Wendy

Kim Botrie
Loans Manager
905-372-8315 x221
Email Kim

John Hayden
N1M / N100
905-372-8315 x223
Email John

Judy Selvig
Business Development Officer, EODP, CEDP
905-372-8315 x226
Email Judy

Lorraine Bulger
Program Administrator
905-372-8315 x225
Email Lorraine

Read about our Innovative Clients across Eastern Ontario