The Breakfast Business Booster is a free event presented in partnership by the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce, the Georgina Chamber of Commerce, the Brock Board of Trade, and South Lake Futures.
This event will inform you about different funding programs currently available, and those to come. There will also be information about different resources that can give your business a boost.
7:30am - Complimentary Breakfast
8:30am - Presentations by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, South Lake Futures, and the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth
10:00am - Networking and a chance to meet your funder
Jason Chang, Small Business Engagement Manager, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Lise Beauchamp - Community Economic Development Officer, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
David Aldersey - Senior Business Advisor, Ministry of Economic Development and Growth. His past experience as a commercial banker and business owner have given him the empathy and insight to effectively assist businesses with a wide range of issues that pose barriers to their growth.
His mandate is to assist SME's on behalf of the Ontario Government by providing consulting services on available resources to primarily help manufacturers and exporters grow their businesses.
Barb Smith - South Lake Futures
Resources will also be available from:
1. IRAP Industrial Research & Assistance Program
Wynstan Kinsey, Industrial Technology Advisor - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Accelerates the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing them with a comprehensive suite of innovative services and funding.
Their vision is to be the most impactful program of its kind in the world, where Canadian firms go first to transform their ideas into commercial success
Charlene Liu, MBA, Account Manager, Acquisition - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
The BDC is the only bank in Canada that is dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs, We promote entrepreneurship, with a special focus on small and medium-size enterprises.
We offer services that support Canadian who are creating, managing and growing small and medium-size business through financing, capital and consulting services. We offer these services to entrepreneurs in every part of Canada and every sector of the economy. We are the financial institution that puts entrepreneurs first.
Nicolas Castonguay, M.Sc., Account Manager – Export Development Canada (EDC)
Export Development Canada’s mandate is to help exporters go, grow and succeed abroad. We can help you minimize your risk of selling abroad, while helping you access more working capital.
Alison Burgess, PhD | Manager, Research Partnerships - University of Ontario Institute of Technology
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)’s research mandate is to conduct outcome-focused interdisciplinary research and development that addresses social, environmental, health and economic challenges, and benefits society as a whole. To achieve this vision, UOIT’s Office of Research Services focuses on facilitating industry and community partnerships; generating grants for internal and external research funding; and providing programs to foster an entrepreneurial spirit on the campus, in the community, and beyond. The university’s smart, young and focused culture, coupled with its 70 + state-of-the-art research labs and testing facilities, has drawn many of the country’s top researchers to the campus in Oshawa, Ontario
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