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CBC's Dragon's Den is looking for auditions

CBC’s hit television show DRAGONS’ DEN, are currently hosting auditions looking for the next big ‘thing’ in Canadian business. DRAGONS’ DEN gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of wealthy Canadian business moguls - the Dragons. Successful pitchers will have a chance to earn real investment - from the Dragons’ own pockets! This is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to apply and pitch their business concept for the chance to appear on national television. We would love to see as many people apply as we can! Interested applicants can apply here:
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Starter Company Plus grants are now open for application

 The latest round of applications for the Starter Company Plus grants are now open, closing on March 24th. Those that are selected to participate will be notified of the training sessions in April and then submissions for the grant will take place in May with grant approvals occurring in June. Apply today as demand outstrips supply for this program. To be eligible for this $5,000 grant you must be either a business that is starting up (i.e. under 1 year of operation) or an existing business that is expanding in some qualitative way or purchasing an existing business. As well, the business that is applying must be able to demonstrate that it is a full time business.

Digital Transformation Grants are still available

 If you had missed out on the application for the Digital Transformation Grant back in October, they have reopened on a first come, first served basis.  Get in now! It's about the easiest grant to apply for we've seen, you just need to be able to show: You are a brick and mortar location paying commercial taxes (show your lease) You are operating (show photo outside and inside) Complete a transformation plan Didn't receive the previous version of the grant Including watching the ~4hrs of videos - the whole process shouldn't take more than 6 hours of your time (not bad pay out of $2,500... where else can you get $400/hr) If you need help check out the site

SNAPP is back - funding for food and agriculture opportunities

 The SNAPP program has been renewed! The first of 3 in-takes is scheduled to run from November 3 rd until January 13 th . Visit for more information.

RAMP - applications are open until Dec 31

Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing The Responsive Advancement for Meat Processing (RAMP) Program is for northern Ontario abattoirs and free-standing meat processing plants.  RAMP is a comprehensive approach to the sector that provides advisory support, expert consulting, and funding for eligible projects. The RAMP program will provide up to $25,000 at 75% cost-share towards the purchase of new technologies, equipment and/or materials that will result in the growth and diversity of the meat sector supply chain within the agri-food sector in the region. Participation in the program’s initiatives (productivity assessments and management training) is strongly encouraged for funding recipients. Eligible Applicants ·      Provincially or federally inspected abattoirs and free-standing meat processing plants located in Northern Ontario. ·      Both start-up and existing businesses are eligible. Start-up businesses are expected t

Beginning Farmers Program - grant closes Oct 15

Beginning Farmers Program   IAPO is accepting applications for the Beginning Farmers Program until October 15, 2022. The program provides support in two key areas: start up financing; workshops and training. Eligible participants will be able to access up to $50,000 in financing and 30% in grants for their new farm business. For more details about the program,   click here. For an application or further information contact:  or 1-800- 363-0329.

On-Farm Climate Action Fund opens Jan 4 '23

  On-Farm Climate Action Fund      The next On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) intake will accept applications from January 4, 2023 until 11:59 (ET) January 18, 2023!   OFCAF provides cost-share funding for Ontario farmers to implement new practices under in-field nitrogen management, cover cropping and rotational grazing systems.   Eligible invoice dates for this intake will be January 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024. Projects must be completed (which means the new practice approved for funding must be implemented on the eligible acres), including demonstrated participation in an approved  Knowledge Sharing Event , by January 31, 2024.  The Program Guide will be updated on November 15th, 2022. You can find program information, including a link to the Program Guide at  Ontario On-Farm Climate Action Fund OSCIA (  Be sure to read the Program Guide after November 15th for details on eligible costs and act