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 in our biennial open invitational $250,000 technology 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.

Loans up to $250,000 to help you grow

Northumberland CFDC provides lending solutions for traditional and main street small and medium-sized business for start up, stabilization and expansion. Year over year, we have maintained record lending across Northumberland, helping entrepreneurs grow and thrive. Contact us today or drop by our offices at Venture13 (739 D’Arcy St. Cobourg, Suite 120) to find out 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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Advanced Motion is holding a workshop at Venture13 entitled Collaborative robots and their place in 21st century manufacturing. Register now (click here).

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Danby (the Leader in Refrigeration and Speciality Appliances) is holding a job fair in the Innovation Commons at Venture13 in Cobourg from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Northumberland CFDC is hosting a private reception at Venture13 to honour the work of our volunteer Board of Directors who contribute so much of their time, energy, expertise and passion for innovation and entrepreneurship in our community. Thank you, Directors, for another wonderful year of service and excellence.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Business Development Manager and venture catalyst Dan Ruby is in residence at Venture13, meeting with clients interested in programs and opportunities with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Book your one on one session with Dan today (click here for more information).

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Founders of the Microfactory Cooperative are meeting at Venture13. Are you a physical technology startup interested in joining? Please email us for more information.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mark Witzel from NRC-IRAP is offering an exciting opportunity for startups to sit down with experts from the National Research Council one on one to develop, model and gain feedback on their SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) unit economics. Space is limited. Sign up now (click here). Sessions are held in the VentureZone at Venture13 in Cobourg.

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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.

N100 Evolution Pitch Contest Simulation at Venture13

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Entrepreneurs competing in N100 Evolution (Northumberland’s $250K open invitational biennial startup competition) took part in a day-long series of intensive workshops to hone their pitches with N100 Advisors and coaches, culminating in a simulation of next week’s Sixth N100 Pitch Contest at Venture13.ca. Special thanks to Arjun Malu iMerciv Inc., Mark Elias Steadiwear Inc., Noureddin Chahrour AdrenalEase Inc., Leo Mui Impact Centre, Alison Burgess and Joe Miller University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Tony Orsi from Bereskin & Parr, Szanne McNutt from ONeconomy, Astrum Nanji from Lux Equity and Braden Kemp from NationalProStaff. Photos by Chris Lotton Photography.

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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 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

Find out how we can help you grow your ideas.

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