Industry PartnersThe Funding Portal's partners include:
Advantage Mississauga is an industry led initiative that mobilizes talent and leverages local resources to enable innovation and stimulate the prosperity in the City of Mississauga.
BIOTECanada is the national industry association with nearly 250 members located nation wide, reflecting the diverse nature of Canada’s health, industrial and agricultural biotechnology sectors. In addition to providing significant health benefits for Canadians, the biotechnology industry has quickly become an essential part of the transformation of many traditional cornerstones of the Canadian economy including manufacturing, automotive, energy, aerospace and forestry industries.
Canadian Manufacturers & ExportersCanadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.
CATACATA is Canada's largest high-tech association in Canada. It grows the revenues of its members by creating a collaborative edge - a chain of expanding value that ripples across Canada.
CDMNThe Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in digital media (ICT + mobile) by creating and enabling connections and collaboration between entrepreneurs, companies, research institutes, government and intermediary organizations across the country. CDMN helps bring more digital media solutions to market to create more companies, jobs and wealth in Canada.
Invest OttawaInvest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region.
ITACITAC is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. ITAC represents a diverse ICT community spanning telecommunications and Internet services, ICT consulting services, hardware, microelectronics, software and electronic content.
Mississauga Board of TradeMississauga Board of Trade represents approximately 1,500 businesses in Mississauga. MBOT is well positioned to address the needs of business by using its considerable influence at all levels of government, allowing for the opportunity to be part of a strong and unified voice in advocating and taking the lead in effecting change and growth in local, provincial, national and global markets.
NACOThe National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) accelerates a thriving, early-stage investing ecosystem in Canada by connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support Angel-stage investing. NACO provides intelligence, tools and resources for its members; facilitates key connections across borders and industries; and advocates for Angel asset-class issues.
Network of Angel Organizations (NAO-Ontario)
The Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario (NAO-Ontario), a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, is the Administrator of Ontario’s Angel Network Program, on behalf of the Government of Ontario. Since 2007 its mission has been to create and grow non-profit Angel investor groups for all the regions of Ontario. Building the membership and best practices of these groups builds a more potent combination of mentorship and capital for innovative start-up companies in the province.
NAO-Ontario also administers the Investing in Business Innovation Outreach Program, on behalf of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
Angels are accredited investors who directly contribute both their money and their expertise into early-stage companies seeking growth in Ontario, leading to job creation and an expanding economy. For more information visit nao-ontario.ca.
Ontario Centres of ExcellenceOntario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry and academia, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s colleges, universities and research hospitals.
Research, Innovation, Commercialization (RIC) CentreThe Research, Innovation, Commercialization or RIC Centre is a virtual incubator that helps innovative technologies become thriving businesses. RIC Centre provides access to programs and workshops that help strengthen and expand business knowledge. It works with technology entrepreneurs in Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies, providing key connections to fast-track their journey to market success.
Elio Luongo, Canadian Managing Partner, Tax, KPMG
Rob Brouwer, Canadian Managing Partner, Clients and Markets, KPMG
Andy Robling, Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide
John Reid, President & CEO, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance)
Deborah Weinstein, Partner, LaBarge Weinstein LLP
Georgina Steinsky-Schwartz, former Deputy Minister, Government of Canada