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.


August 22-23, 2019

Northumberland CFDC and Venture13 will be at the CISO Forum in Niagara Falls.

August 28, 2019

Northumberland CFDC’s Venture Catalyst will be hosting open office hours at Venture13. Click here for more details.

September 29, 2019

Spark Angel Network will be hosting office hours at Venture13 on Friday, September 27th, 2019, 10 AM to 3 PM. Click here for more information and to sign up to meet with Kristen Marumoto. Spark Angel Network is a group of individual investors whose aim is to build economic growth and sustainability within Durham and Northumberland. As successful individuals, the members have come together to provide private equity investment to early-stage technology and innovative businesses.

October 24, 2019

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

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.

Announcement by @durhamcollege @DC_Pres Don Lovisa at #CISOForumCanada today launching Canada's first certified threat intelligence analyst course. Congrats to the DC Team!

Our intern Hunter Stubbs talking about @Venture_13 and brainstorming @MicrofactoryC projects at #CISOForumCanada in Niagara Falls today.

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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