The Startup Canada Community Investment Fund invests in critical high-impact, entrepreneur-driven initiatives in grassroots Startup Canada Communities across the country. The Fund serves to fuel the growth of an environment and culture for entrepreneurial growth and success, fostering new opportunities and greater connectivity of entrepreneurs to support, investment, customers, and supply chains.
Funds will be awarded to official Startup Canada Communities that can demonstrate their ability to execute a project that will enhance entrepreneur connectivity in Canada. Project examples may include ecosystem mapping, an entrepreneurship conference, developing a co-working space or establishing an entrepreneurial scholarship fund, among others.
Recipients of the Spring 2015 funding round of the Startup Canada Community Investment Fund (formerly Startup Canada Catalyst Fund) cannot apply for the Autumn 2015 funding round. These recipients will be invited to sit on the adjudication committee for the current funding round and will be eligible to apply for future funding rounds of the fund.
For more information on the fund please download Startup Canada Community Investment Fund Overview.
Application deadline: October 7, 2015.
Startup Canada Community Investment Fund contributions are graciously provided by: