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About the Program
Since 2016, over one hundred innovative startups & small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across Southern Ontario have received seed funding awarded through a partnership between Bioenterprise Corporation & Innovation Guelph, with financial support provided by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
This program has provided seed funding, mentorship and support to help companies commercialize innovative products & services, create jobs, attract follow-on investment & more.
The Innovation Guelph Fuel Injection Seed Funding Program supports business scale-up projects of start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in southern Ontario. Fuel Injection facilitates enterprise growth through generation of new jobs & revenue; attraction of follow-on private investment; the launch of new products or services; and cost savings through energy, water or waste innovations. Through this program, Innovation Guelph provides specialized industry business advisory services and seed funding to innovative enterprises in the following sectors: manufacturing; sustainable technologies; agriculture/agri-food; and social innovation.
Innovation Guelph’s Fuel Injection program provides seed funding on a one-to-one matching basis up to a maximum of $30,000, and provides support services including mentoring/coaching, market and competitive analysis, financial and marketing strategy, investment preparation, and introductions to strategic partners.
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)