Funding & Investment Opportunities


Funding & Investment Opportunities

Building a business takes hard work, dedication… and well… money!  Although we are not a funding agent, our team can work with you to help identify and navigate possible funding programs, loans or investors that could be best for your business.  Not to mention, we offer training and workshops to help you prepare for an investment or product pitch.

Are you ready for investment?  Will you be planning for investment in the future?  Let us help you understand what type of investment source is right for you and what you need to prepare.  Our team can provide access to:

  • Strategic introductions
  • Research support to determine your company valuation
  • Expert advisors
  • Angel investor panels
  • Due diligence expertise


Applications: OPEN

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AVAILABLE GRANTS with Innovation factory

 

SOPHIE Commercialization Projects

Access up to $100,000 in matching funds to work on a collaborative commercialization project with a world-class research hospital or academic institution in Hamilton’s health ecosystem.

Applications: OPEN

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HEALTHI Program

Leverage $15,000 to work directly with research administration groups at Hamilton Health Sciences or St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton to prepare all pre-trial documents, protocols and processes required to launch your next commercialization project at one of Hamilton’s world-class research hospitals.

Applications: OPEN*
*Accepting applications until March 31, 2022 or until funds are fully committed.

Tags: grant life science project planning and protocol canada start-up sme

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innovation factory pitch competitions

 

Synapse Life Science Pitch Competition

Compete for up to $100,000 in cash prizes in Ontario’s leading pitch competition. Participate in 3-months (January – March) of intensive workshops and training designed to support Canada’s next generation of life science start-ups. The Competition helps entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers to bring their ideas to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.

Applications: October – November 2021

Tags: pitch competition life science ontario researcher innovator scientist start-up sme

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LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition

Compete for up to $40,000 in cash prizes in Hamilton’s largest pitch competition. Participate in 4-months (June – September) of intensive workshops and training designed to support Canada’s next generation of innovators. The Competition helps entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.

Applications: April – May 2022

Tags: pitch competition digital ict advanced manufacturing integrated mobility life science clean tech social innovation southern ontario start-up sme

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HANDS-ON ADVISORY SERVICES

Apply to become a client with Innovation Factory and receive guidance specific to your business, access to our client-exclusive resources and much more.

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integrated mobility sector

If you have an integrated mobility technology, connect with our team at the Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility.

 

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LIFE SCIENCE ECOSYSTEM

If you are interested in connecting with Hamilton’s vibrant and dynamic health ecosystem, connect with the team at the Synapse Life Science Consortium.

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