York Region Entrepreneurship & Innovation Fund – Application Closing Date December 15, 2019
December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 4:00 pmFree
The York Region Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund will support the development of the innovation network in York Region. The fund will drive innovation and entrepreneurship throughout York Region by supporting promising early stage start-ups, accelerators, incubators, and community partners.
With an annual commitment of $100,000 from York Region over the next five years, the York Region Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund will support the development of the innovation network in York Region. Parties interested in submitting projects to receive funding need to fit one of the following funding streams:
- Community Partners
- Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Additionally, an annual Pitch Competition will be held in the fall. Details will be posted as they become available.
The York Region Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund offers 1:1 matching funds, meaning successful applicants are required to supply or show access to matching funds of the amount requested. For example, if requesting $5,000 from the fund, the applicant would need to supply a cash contribution of $5,000. The fund will be administered by ventureLAB, in collaboration with York Region’s Economic Strategy team. Multiple awards may be granted each year.