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Webinar: ventureLAB Everest: Government funding

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

EVEREST : Funding Session Overview

Government Funding and How to Get It

Join Funding Portal COO, Karen Fournier, for a comprehensive two-hour sessions that will provide you with all the insider knowledge required to successfully secure government grants and contributions for your growing business.

Date: May 16, 2019, 1-3pm

Webinar: The Canadian Government Funding Landscape

*Webinar link will be provided in the confirmation message following registration.

The Canadian Federal, Provincial and Municipal government grants and contribution programs for your company.

  • Who Gets Funding
  • Government Funding vs. Private Financing
  • Key Funding Terms, Trends and Analytics
  • The Canadian vs. US Funding Landscape
  • When to Apply for Government Funding
  • Understanding and Securing Matching Funds
  • Best Practices When Searching for Government Funding
  • Key Online Tools, Websites and Resources
  • Sample Funds of Interest
  • Best Practices When Auditing a Fund for Eligibility
  • Researching Fund Disbursement Histories
  • Funder Outreach and Communications
  • Fund News Trackers
  • Post-Session Assignment: Find the Right Funds for Your Projects

Who should attend?

  • Only available to Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) clients. Please contact your RIC contact for more information.
  • The Everest program consists of advanced working sessions where entrepreneurs have the chance to test their assumptions and hypotheses while working through problems within their startups.
  • These startups not only have a prototype/ beta or minimum viable product (MVP), but also have a team, some customer validation, and some traction.
  • Please note that to benefit from the peer-to-peer nature of these sessions, all attendees are expected to engage and remain for the full session.

*Link to join will be provided in the confirmation message following registration.

About Karen Fournier

Karen Fournier is the COO of, a leading North American fintech platform assisting companies to source capital—and capital to source companies. Karen works with hundreds of companies every month, primarily in the advanced R&D sector, to get funded. She holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal and is one of Canada’s go-to experts on government incentives and how to get them.



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