Part I of ‘Non-Dilutive Financing for Entrepreneurs’ blog series
Finding customers, developing a prototype, and hiring the right talent can all be challenging. However, financing innovative ideas can be one of the largest challenges for some entrepreneurs. On regular basis, we are asked about non-dilutive financing options for small to medium-sized companies.
UPDATED: Second intake of applications are planned for Fall of 2014. Stay tuned!
If you’ve considered developing a new product or launching a new technology in Western Canada, now is the right time. In Oct 2013, the federal government announced its Western Innovation Initiative (WINN), a new funding program available to help innovators commercialize technology-based products, processes, and services. Over the next 5 years, WINN will provide up to $100M in repayable assistance to applicable small-to-medium businesses (SME’s).
Alberta offers numerous tax credit incentives and funding opportunities for local entrepreneurs focused on research and development projects. With the creation of the new Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund, being an entrepreneur in Alberta just became even better:
When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT)
Where: Alastair Ross Technology Centre/ Innovate Calgary, 3553 – 31 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K7
Join us at this exclusive seminar where you will learn about the different funding programs such as Mitacs, IRAP, TECTERRA, NSERC and SR&ED and how you can prepare a successful application. The agenda for the event includes presentations, Q&A, appetizers and networking.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has revised SR&ED filing requirements for partnerships with corporations as its members. The new requirements apply to partnerships with fiscal periods ending on or after January 1, 2011.