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New Venture Fund Provides Support to Female Entrepreneurs By Shannon L. Corregan Nov 22, 2017 The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) recently announced the first closing of StandUp Ventures Fund I, an initiative to provide financing and advisory services to female-led businesses and startups.

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Closing the Growth Capital Gap By Graham Topa Aug 10, 2017 One of the biggest issues small and medium-sized enterprises face is the lack of funding to help facilitate growth. In response to this, Canada’s leading financial institutions announced this past spring that they are creating a Canadian Business Growth Fund to help Canadian companies get t...
Get Thee to the Accelerator: 2017 Edition By Daniel Everall and Matthew Helfand Jul 25, 2017 In recent years, Canada’s innovation landscape has grown to rival that of our southern neighbour. There are many reasons for this, including Canada’s highly skilled and highly educated workforce, relatively low corporate tax rate and strong academic institutions, and a market of ventu...

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Local Startup Program Attracts Global Talent By Lynn Tay Jul 10, 2017 Startup Source has covered the potential impact of Trump’s presidency on Canada’s startup space. A Toronto-based investment fund and accelerator, Extreme Venture Partners (EVP), is Canada’s latest to vie for global talent. In an active response to Trump’s travel and immigr...

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Canada’s First AngelList Seed Round Closes Apr 27, 2017 We have previously covered the Ontario Securities Commission’s support of AngelList, a well-known investment platform. The OSC granted exemptive relief to AngelList, allowing its syndicated investment model to be used for investments into Canadian startups. Since then, the Canadian Securities Adm...
UTEST & MLA Partner to Assist Startups - Applications Open Apr 21, 2016 From April 15 to May 27, 2016, the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology ("UTEST") Program, in partnership with angel investor group Maple Leaf Angels ("MLA"), is accepting applications from companies seeking startup funding, strategic mentoring and office space. The UTEST Program assists ...

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Cross-Border Considerations for Canadian Startups Apr 08, 2016 Startup Source's Mat Goldstein recently contributed to a Techvibes article, entitled "Cross-Border Considerations for Canadian Startups," which considers the benefits of setting up a cross-border corporate structure. The article examines a corporate structure known as the "Delaware Straddle." In ...

Posted in: Funding | Crowdfunding | Articles | Equity

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PODCAST: What You Need to Know About Equity Crowdfunding Feb 04, 2016 Equity crowdfunding is generating buzz across Canada as recent regulatory changes to five provinces (Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) now allow companies to raise capital from Canadian and foreign non-accredited investors.Aird and Berlis LLP's Rebecca Kacaba and Graham To...

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Equity Crowdfunding is Arriving in Ontario! Nov 13, 2015 By Rebecca Kacaba and Graham TopaIt has been almost a year since the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") published a request for comment on an equity crowdfunding prospectus exemption (the "Crowdfunding Exemption"). This was the result of an OSC Staff Consultation paper released at the end ...

Posted in: Startup Programs | Government Incentives | Funding | Articles

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TOP SIX SOURCES OF GOVERNMENT FUNDING / GRANTS FOR STARTUPS IN ONTARIO Oct 22, 2015 Government grants and other sources of 'free' money are some of the best kept secrets in our startup ecosystem. But they shouldn't be secrets at all! Here are our top six funding programs designed to help founders get off the ground: Number 6: Strategic Community Entrepreneurship Projects Program...

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SR&ED - Tax Incentives for Startups Mar 11, 2015 By Mat Goldstein and Graham Topa*The Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program, also known as "SR&ED" (pronounced "shred"), is a federal tax incentive program for businesses carrying out eligible research and development activities. SR&ED can play an essential role in a sta...
Startup Incubators and Accelerators Mar 09, 2015 By Mat Goldstein and Daniel Everall Toronto is home to a burgeoning startup scene, supported by many incubators and accelerators. As the scene is constantly changing and growing, we thought it would be useful to provide a snapshot of many incubators and accelerators found in and around Toronto.
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