Our Programs

Financing

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.

EODP

Eastern Ontario Development Program: Non-repayable performance-based funding up to $100,000 for business development or community innovation.

CEDP

Collaborative Economic Development Projects: Non-repayable performance-based funding up to $100,000 to invest in innovation capital projects, with benefits to multiple communities within Eastern Ontario.

N100

Compete for a $100,000 investment deal in our annual N100 Startup Competition.

N1M

Our funding and acceleration initiative for tech startups and innovative SMEs.

Nventure

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

Venture13

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

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.

Events

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).

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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
Manager
N1M / N100
905-372-8315 x224
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

Find out how we can help you grow your ideas.

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