Financing & Grants

Start-ups & Youth Business

Summer Company Poster

2019 Dunin Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition Poster

Starter Company Plus Program Coming Soon Poster

 

Small Business

Canada Small Business Financing Program

 

Capital For Hiring

MaRS Embark Funding (Grant)

Embark Funding helps place a young professional (aged 22-29) with an Ontario-based technology venture to accomplish specific goals or milestones. Ventures can receive up to $20,000 towards the cost of the Embark candidate’s salary. Each recipient will also be required to contribute $2,500 cash (or 12.5% of amount requested) over the program’s six-month period.

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MaRS Embedded Executive (Grant)

Funded through the Business Acceleration Program (BAP), Embedded Executive Funding helps place a C-level or other senior-level executive with an Ontario-based technology venture to support achieving their next growth milestone.

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Ontario Centres of Excellence TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP)

The TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) provides support for current college and university students and recent undergraduate or Masters graduates, to work on industry-driven research and development projects. Companies can tap into world-class talent coming out of Ontario's publicly-funded post-secondary institutions and strengthen their capacity to develop new products, services and processes while interns receive hands-on industry experience and mentorship opportunities.

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Ontario Centres of Excellence TalentEdge Fellowship Program (TFP)

The TalentEdge Fellowship Program (TFP) provides support for PhD graduates and post-doctoral fellows to work on industry-driven research and development projects. Companies can tap into world-class talent coming out of Ontario's publicly-funded post-secondary institutions and strengthen their capacity to develop new products, services and processes while fellows receive hands-on industry experience and mentorship opportunities.

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Workshops + EventsView All

Jul 23

Are you interested in becoming an Entrepreneur? Well we have just the course for you.

Jul 25

Are you an employer with new staff to the city?  Let them know Kingston Economic Development and KEYS Job Centre are hosting monthly Welcome Nights on the last Thursday of every

Jul 25

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston EcDev that can help start and grow your business.

Aug 1

Attend this free one-hour session to learn about the programs and services offered at Kingston EcDev that can help start and grow your business.

Aug 6

Do you need to sharpen your financial ability?

Aug 8

Do you want to follow your passion to create a business that puts people and planet first? You are not alone.