Don't let a little thing like money hold you back!

Here's a list to get you started. Whether you are looking for grant, loans, investors or crowd-sourcing we've pulled together everything we can find. Any edits or additions? Send us a letter and please let us know. Happy hunting!

Grants/ Loans/ Credits/Access/Competitions Government Related
Alberta Innovates Tech Futures (AITF) Vouchers + $300K Demo Fund - Funds for tech commercialization projects
AITF Commercialization OR Research Associates - Grant toward the salary of a qualified candidate
AITF Health Product Development - For SMEs and offers $100,000 or $150,000 for product development.
AITF Clinical Demonstration Program - For SMEs testing novel health technologies in a clinical setting. Offers 50% up to $200,000.
WO WINN Western Diversification - no interest loans to bridge market capture
Leadership grants for small business & entrepreneurs
SR&ED Federal+ Alberta credits - Grants and tax credits for development and research (can be retroactive)
Business Startup Tax Checklist
NRC - IRAP - Research grants for commercial potential l CYBF - Small loans and financing for young entrepreneurs (SPIN MASTER INNOVATION FUND)
Royal Bank - KBI (Knowledge Based Industries unit) - Federal Venture Business Development Bank + new $100K Young Entrepreneurs prize ( 18-35)
AVAC - primary fund is non equity - repay double out of Royalty stream once healthy.
AWE - Alberta Women Entrepreneurs ($150K growth lending+ mentoring coaching and network access)
TecTerra - commercialization grants in geomatics technology sector
BioAlberta - MPDP - $75k medical product development programs and links
Canarie Cloud Computing - Federallevelcloud support + DA IR Digital Accelerator program free/portable cloud services to startups
Sustainable Development Tech Fund (SDTC) - late stage development pre-commercial demo of clean tech CCEMC - Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund
CCEMC - Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund
NextGen BioFuels Fund -1'1 -of-kind comm scale demo facilities nextgen renew fuels & co-products from waste streams
ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEll) - $97M Action Plan two funding streams: R&D projects+demo projects.
PTAC - Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
Build In Canada Innovation Program - government acts as first customer
Global Commerce Support - federal gov't helping SMEs with foreign partners in R+D
International Science and Technology Program - collaborative research in China, India, Israel, Brazil + California
VenturePrize Competition - students and fast growth for whole community of entrepreneurs in Alberta
Clean Tech Open - $100K + $200K in kind services
NSERC , MITACS,plus more....
Angel Groups + Venture Capital + Product Development Partnering
Alberta Deal Generator - AlOO + Angel group Innovate Calgary screen & pitch development assistance
AVAC Angel Accelerate Co-Fund - Alberta Enterprise Angel Fund - up to 50% of capital in a co-round
VA Angels - (Venture Alberta) Angelgroup made of some AlOO members
Foundation Equity II- VC invest post revenue stage
iNovia - VC Most active tech VC in Alberta
Avrio Ventures - VC commercialization & growth stage industrial bioproducts, nutraceutica l ingredients & food tech
Yaletown - VC Alberta office now
Chrysalix - VC Alberta active clean tech focus
32 Degrees - private capital early stage oil and gas companies and energy service,equipment and manufacturing businesses
Azure - early stage technology companies that are at the forefront of a transformative opportunity for growth
Banff Venture Forum - Annual Banff Springs Hotel via Capital Road Screen - VC division with over $400MM to finance companies in health,clean tech, diversified, communications and IT
CNSX -IPO low cost prospectus public offering ventu re exchange can be @ $1MM
C100:48hrs in the Valley - CAN Consul Palo Alto - mentors, workshops, investor meet,strategic networking + RocketSpace
GA Boston - 48 hrs in the HUB - CAN Consul Boston+Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England - Gobal IT and life sciences hub.
TRTech labs - ICT industry product development partnering *
CTA New York - CAN Consul Tech Accelerator - workshops, investor meetups, strategic partner networking
Alternative or Open Innovation Funding Platforms
All about crowdfunding
Fund Break
Alberta BoostR
JumpStart Fund
Open Innovation Ideas
Search Portals
Canada Business
The Funding Portal