BIOENTERPRISE ONTARIO SEED FUND


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW OPEN!
 

Intake period is October 5 - October 24, 2018 (at 3:00 PM). Application details below.

If your business is in the agriculture/agri-food, sustainable or environmental technology sectors, please apply directly to Bioenterprise by completing the Letter of Intent.

A Bioenterprise Analyst Team member will be in contact within 2 weeks regarding next steps in the application process.

For application details or questions, please email Alexandra Coccari, Senior Analyst, Food & Food Systems.
 

Submit A Letter of Intent           Download Program Guide

 


 

WHAT IS THE BIOENTERPRISE SEED FUND?

Bioenterprise is participating in a program funded by the Government of Canada to provide non-repayable seed financing, coaching, and mentorship to assist start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture and agri-food sectors, as well as sustainable and environmental technologies, to grow through generation of revenue and attraction of follow-on private investment.

Bioenterprise's Seed Funding is a matching program that provides eligible enterprises with:

  • $30,000 in seed funding (to be matched by recipient enterprise)
  • Coaching/mentorship support services (e.g. market intelligence, investment preparation and access to Bioenterprise global network)

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Bioenterprise’s program partner Innovation Guelph will deliver this program as the Fuel Injection Program to advanced manufacturing and social innovation industry sectors.

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 Innovation Expo

 

 

 

Bioenterprise and their Seed Fund delivery Partner Innovation Guelph are excited to invite you to this public event showcase highlighting all 100+ recipients of Bioenterprise's Seed Funding & Innovation Guelph's Fuel Injection programs. Featuring VIPs, press, speakers & networking!
 

Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Hanlon Convention Centre, Guelph
For details, visit the event website at: www.ontarioinnovationexpo.ca
 Register Today, It's FREE!

 



AM I ELIGIBLE?

Enterprises applying for the Bioenterprise Seed Fund must:

  • Be headquartered in Southern Ontario
  • Be incorporated (Ontario or federal)
  • Be able to demonstrate matching funds in order to receive seed funding
  • Have a unique agricultural or agri-food innovation
  • Be able to demonstrate a benefit (directly/indirectly) to local/provincial agriculture and/or producer/processor community
  • Have potential to address Canadian or North American export markets
  • The applicant has not received past funding from any of FedDev Ontario IBI delivery partner programs, including:

 

Additional program details, including eligible project types, are described in the 2018 - 2019 Program Application Guide.
 

Download Program Guide

 



HOW DO I APPLY?

Call for applications is now OPEN!

If your enterprise meets all of the eligibility criteria, please fill out a Letter of Intent Form. A member of the Analyst Team will be in contact within 2 weeks regarding the next steps in the application process.

Be sure to check out the key deadlines below before submitting your application!

Letter of Intent Deadline: October 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM
*Not all applicants that submit a Letter of Intent will be contacted to submit a full application

Full Application Deadline: October 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM

 

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If your business is in the agriculture/agri-food, sustainable or environmental technology sectors, please apply directly to Bioenterprise during open calls for applications by completing a Letter of Intent Form.

A Bioenterprise Analyst Team member will be in contact within 2 weeks regarding next steps in the application process.

For application details or questions, please email Alexandra Coccari, Senior Analyst, Food & Food Systems.
 

 

 

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Bioenterprise’s program partner Innovation Guelph will deliver this program as the Fuel Injection Program to advanced manufacturing and social innovation industry sectors.

If your business is in advanced manufacturing or social innovation sectors, please apply to Innovation Guelph. For details please click here.