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.


October 15, 2019

A by-invitation Lunch and Learn session at Venture13 on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9:30 Am to 12:30 PM. Engage with Sarmad Ibrahim, Tech Evangelist at IBM, find out about the I3 program, discover IBM’s AI, IoT, Blockchain opportunities, network with entrepreneurs and innovators, and more! Click here to learn more.

October 18, 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.

October 24, 2019

Northumberland Manufacturing Association will be hosting the Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference here in Northumberland at Venture13. Find out more details here.

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!

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.

📣2 Weeks from today the 2019 Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference put on by @THE_NMA_ will be happening here in the @TownofCobourg and @Venture_13. Tickets are still available! Visit: https://t.co/3iK8lgIcm7 to purchase yours!

From the @Venture_13 team, sincere thanks to @1855Whitby CEO Stephanie Mann for sharing your insights and expertise this morning in your fantastic accelerator space! Looking forward to working together to strengthen the chain of innovation along the Eastern corridor.

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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

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