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Ontario Export Market Access Program Re-Opened

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released an update to the Export Market Access (EMA) program informing applicants that they will be accepting applications for projects/activities that are completed before April 30, 2017.

Do you have a global mindset but think your company is too small to be an exporter? Well, think again.

Recognizing that some companies naturally have a global mindset early on in their development, the EMA program was established to help small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access and expand their growth in foreign markets.

Through the EMA program,  companies can receive funding of up to 50% for a maximum of $30,000 towards eligible activities including international trade show attendance, development of marketing tools, investment in market research, and participation in foreign bidding projects.

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the new Application Guide, released in January 2017, to ensure that they meet eligibility requirements, or contact our government funding experts directly, for a free consultation.

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Breakfast Seminar in Vancouver- Financing Solutions for Technology Companies

Join us for an insightful presentation with Canada’s top financial houses servicing the technology sector.
Hosted by MNP, learn about a range of alternate funding options available.

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Location: MNP Tower
Suite 2200 MNP Tower
1021 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C.

Panelists include Jonathan Schubert from RBC, Jill Earthy from Frontfundr, Caterina Papadakos from Espresso Capital, and Jaap Siekman from NorthBridge Consultants.

A light breakfast will be served.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact us at jaap@northbridgeconsultants.com

December 1 Toronto Seminar Reminder: Leveraging Your SR&ED to Reduce Patent Application Costs

In today’s competitive and data-driven business environment, the importance of protecting your intellectual property is higher than ever.

Exploiting synergies between SR&ED/IRAP and patent applications can save time and resources.

Many people don’t realize that significant parallels exist between what is required for a SR&ED/IRAP filing and for a patent filing. Join experts from Northbridge Consultants, a professional engineering firm and subject matter expert on government funding, and PCK, a leading boutique intellectual property firm, to find out how you can efficiently combine your SR&ED/IRAP and patent application processes.

The seminar will include a discussion about the requirements for the SR&ED and IRAP programs, about the fundamentals of intellectual property protection, and about how the application process for each filing can be combined into a single process, allowing you to coordinate actionable tasks with relevant time periods.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to government funding (SR&ED/IRAP)
  • Introduction to fundamentals of intellectual property protection
  • Explanation of how to process SR&ED applications in parallel with patent applications
  • Case studies (Using a SR&ED technical narrative to write a patent)
  • Discussion; questions and answers

Speakers:

Gerry Fung  CPA, CMA, P.Eng.
Vice President, Business Services at NorthBridge Consulting Services Inc.

Andrew Currier  BSEE, LL.B., P.Eng.
Co-Founder and CEO of PCK | Perry + Currier Inc. | Currier + Kao LLP

Date/Time:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)

Location:
PCK
500-1300 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3

Booking/ Registration:
Please RSVP online by December 1, 2016.

November 2 Toronto Seminar: The Government Can Be a Source of Non-Dilutive Financing for Your Startup

Don’t miss an opportunity to learn about how SR&ED tax credits, non-repayable grants and interest-free loans can give your early-stage company the edge it needs to finance growth.

If you need to extend your runway, consider doing so in a non-dilutive manner by taking advantage of government funding.

Join us for a free seminar on November 2, 2016 that will cover the following topics:

  • Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) funding
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) funding
  • Federal Development Investing in Business Innovation (IBI) loans
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) support
  • Structuring your company to take advantage of Canadian funding opportunities

When:
November 2, 2016
5:00 – 5:15 p.m. : Registration
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. : Seminar with Q&A
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. : Networking and Refreshments

Where:
Aird & Berlis LLP
Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800 – Toronto (map)

Booking/ Registration:
Please RSVP online

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November 2 Seminar: The Government Can Be a Source of Non-Dilutive Financing for Your Startup

Aird and Berlis poster for Nov 2016 seminar

Financing a startup company for innovation or growth has always been a challenge for many in Canada. However, what we lack in VCs is made up for by our plethora of government funding sources. Both the federal and provincial governments provide financial support through over $20 billion in various funding programs each year. If you need to extend your runway, consider doing so in a non-dilutive manner by taking advantage of government funding.

Join us for a free seminar on November 2, 2016 to learn about how sourcing funding from SR&ED tax credits, non-repayable grants and interest-free loans can give early-stage companies the edge they need to finance growth. This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) funding
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) funding
  • Federal Development Investing in Business Innovation (IBI) loans
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) support
  • Structuring your company to take advantage of Canadian funding opportunities

When:
November 2, 2016
5:00 – 5:15 p.m. : Registration
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. : Seminar with Q&A
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. : Networking and Refreshments

Where:
Aird & Berlis LLP
Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800 – Toronto (map)

Booking/ Registration:
Please RSVP online

Speakers:

Gerry Fung
CPA, CMA, P.Eng. Vice President, Business Services at NorthBridge Consulting Services Inc.

 

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