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FedDev Ontario supports and collaborates with organizations that are dedicated to the success of entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in southern Ontario. With sector- and community-specific expertise and resources that open opportunities for new and existing businesses, these partners are key proponents of the southern Ontario innovation ecosystem.

The following organizations and programs may offer funding, support or services like training, mentorship, networking, acceleration, workspaces and advice to help your southern Ontario business start, grow, innovate and succeed.

Aboriginal Impact Capital:  Provides mid-market Indigenous small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), on and off reserve, with financing to scale their businesses.

Bioenterprise: Provides SMEs in the food and agri-technology sectors access to acceleration financing to support scale-up and expansion projects.

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada: Provides support, services and investments to developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies.

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters –Technology Assessment Program: Connects businesses with technology experts to provide assessments and advice on technologies that would improve their operations and productivity.

CANHealth Network: Partners Canada's leading health care institutions with technology companies to create advanced solutions for real health care environments.

Elevate Talent: Matches members of underrepresented communities in the GTHA with employment opportunities in the tech sector.

MaRSCommunitech and Invest Ottawa Scale-Up Platform: Provides coordinated programs, strategic advisory services and connections to sector-specific networks to scaling firms that catalyze their access to markets, capital and talent.

My Main Street:  Provides funding for businesses and communities to recover and revitalize main streets across southern Ontario.

Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization Capital Access Advisory Program (OBIO CAAP): Provides coaching and targeted advisor and investor introductions to health-science companies looking to raise post-seed funding.

Ryerson Cybersecure Catalyst: Provides training, certification, commercial acceleration and other support to businesses to tackle the challenges and leverage the opportunities in cybersecurity.

Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI): Provides a network of support to assist SMEs to develop and integrate highly innovative technologies and turn innovations into commercialized products.

Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP): Brings together industrial partners and academic researchers and provides them with sophisticated advanced computing technologies and expertise to solve social, technical and business challenges across sectors and drive economic growth.

Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP):  Supports venture building and growth of early-stage health science technologies.

Toronto Regional Board of Trade – Trade Accelerator Program (TAP): Accelerates the strategic development of businesses and to prepare businesses for expansion into international markets.

ventureLab – Hardware Catalyst Initiative: Provides support to companies developing solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and other innovative technologies to scale their businesses in southern Ontario and compete globally.

Southern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporations: Provides support, financing and assistance with strategic planning for rural Ontario entrepreneurs seeking to start, grow, finance and market their businesses.

Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation: Provides interest-bearing business loans to support innovation and growth in small- and medium-sized enterprises across the region. It is delivered by the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association and Community Futures Ontario East.

YWCA Hamilton’s Uplift Program:  Supports women and underrepresented groups by re-skilling/upskilling and transitioning women into high-skill jobs in sectors traditionally underrepresented by women, particularly advanced manufacturing and specialized tech fields.

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