In 2017 we maintained our record pace
For the second straight year we provided $1.4 million in loans to small businesses in Northumberland, helping entrepreneurs to start up, stabilize and expand their business. In addition to standard financing, we also offer many unique lending products including social enterprise loans, accessibility loans and loans for entrepreneurial newcomers to Canada. Learn more about how the Community Futures Program can help your business succeed.
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.
May 28-29 2018
Northumberland CFDC will be on campus at Algonquin College for the RC100 technology startup competition, with the Impact Centre team from the University of Toronto, coaching startups as part of Renfrew CFDC’s concurrent entrepreneurial development and pitch workshops. For more, visit the official website: www.rc100.ca.
June 15 2018
Northumberland CFDC will be in Bancroft participating in an equity financing roundtable with our colleagues from across Eastern Ontario, hosted by N&CH&SA CFDC.
July 13 2018
The deadline for applying to N100 Evolution: Northumberland’s open invitational biennial $250,000 technology startup competition. For more information, visit the official N100 website: www.n100.ca.
September 13, 2018
The sixth edition of the N100 Pitch Contest. From 8 Semi-Finalists, the winning pitches will determine the Top 3 N100 startups. They will go on to Board Room investment presentations. The winner(s) of N100 will be announced in November. Click here to register via Eventbrite now (this event WILL be sold out well in advance). For more, please visit the official website: www.n100.ca.
October 25, 2018
Fireside chat: On the Importance of Making, Coding, Robotics, STE(A)M and Computational Thinking, with Kelly Bergeron, Canada Learning Code, Executive Director - Cornwall Innovation Centre, Mina Tawadrous - Director of Operations at Shmooz Media and former COO, Hatch Canada, Luc Lalande, Mentor - Venture for Canada, Catherine Kerr - Northumberland Makers, Mary Gillis, Founder - Port Hope Robotics Club. Takes place at Venture13 Innovation Commons 7-9 PM. All are welcome (click here to register via Eventbrite).