Finding Funding Sources, Incubators and Startup Accelerators in Vancouver

growlab

1. GrowLab

Offer: $30,000 for 5-9% equity.
Applications: Next deadline is July 31st, 2014
Past Participants: EthicalDeal, SpaceList, KarmaHire, Battlefy

Victory Square

2. Victory Square

Offer: Up to 150K
Applications: Currently accepting applications
Past Participants: Save Everyday, Loyalty Monkey

3. Canada Media Fund

The largest endowment in the country for digital media startups. Raise up to $1,000,000.

4. VanTec Angel Technology Network

A network of local angel investors and early-stage investors who meet monthly to hear startup business pitches.

5. Startup Visa Program

A Canadian government program to attract foreign entrepreneurs to build their businesses in Canada and employ Canadians.

6. Greenest City Fund

Raise up to $70,000 from the city of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation to fund projects that benefit local neighbourhoods.

7. Vancouver Foundation

The largest local foundation that provides grants for arts programs and social entrepreneurship projects.

8. Futurpreneur

Small business loans of $50,000 and a mentorship program for new business owners.

9. BDC Young Entrepreneur Awards

A selection of finalists is chosen each year to compete for the $100,000 grand prize and a secondary prize of $25,00 in consulting services from the Business Development Bank of Canada.

10. Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Innovation funding for research and development projects from the National Research Council of Canada.

11. Canada Council for the Arts

Extensive list of grants for creative entrepreneurs ranging from $2,500-$50,000.

Innovation Accelerators:

1. Launch Academy
2. Bootup Entrepreneurial Society
3. British Columbia Innovation Council
4. Wavefront Accelerator Centre
5. Vancouver Green Capital: Innovation Incubator
6. Institute B

 

Small Business Funding and Self-Employment Resources:

1. Resource Centre For Small Business
2. NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program
3. Be Your Own Boss
4. Growing The Social Economy Grants

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