$1,000 Miro Credits for Haltech Clients

We believe that Miro can help startup teams collaborate faster and more clearly, inspire new ideas during interactive meetings, and design products that keep user research front and center. That’s why we partnered with Miro on the Startup Program.

Amber Grant for Women

Applying is simple. Just take a few minutes to tell us about yourself and your business dream. No long, complicated forms to fill out. We announce the $10,000 Amber Grant recipient the first week of every month.

Futurpreneur | Rock my Business Plan

Futurpreneur and RBC proudly present the RBC Rock My Business Start-Up Awards, eight awards of $10k each given annually to diverse, young, aspiring entrepreneurs from across Canada, helping kickstart their businesses.

Deadline: 05/31/2021Apply Now

OKR Financial | Hiring Grants Available For Seed Stage Companies

The best and first non-dilutive government funding for an early-stage company should be hiring grants. Pre-seed or seed-stage founders (less than 2 years) often ask, “Is there a hiring grant available for us?” The answer is yes!

Aboriginal Entreprenurship Program: Access to Capital

This program promotes entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities and seeks to increase the number of viable Indigenous-owned businesses. The program has 2 components: access to capital and business opportunities.

SR&ED | Government of Canada

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is returning to normal activities. We are contacting claimants by phone to proceed with reviews.

Delia Financing

DELIA is an automated lending platform for women-owned and women-led innovation-driven enterprises located anywhere in Southern Ontario.

Upskill with NGEN

Under AMPUP (Accelerating Manufacturing Performance Upskilling Program), NGen will cover 50% of the cost of training for Canadian manufacturers to enroll their employees in selected skills development and certification programs offered by established trainers. See our list of available courses and eligibility requirements below.

Rise Up Pitch Competition

Applications from Black women at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey are encouraged, and will be provided with opportunities to develop skills, build networks and get the support they need to succeed.

Soft Landing: Scale from Home

The Soft Landing: Scale From Home program offers qualified, established Canadian startups and scale-ups exposure to business opportunities by offering up to $4,000 CAD in reimbursable business expenses to help generate net-new sales revenue or investment.

Deadline: 2/22/2021Apply Now

Gearing Up Program

MiHR’s Gearing Up Program is one of the initiatives used to help strengthen the labour market for the mining industry. Its objective is to change the way students perceive, pursue and acquire the skills needed for in-demand careers in the mining sector by creating 700 work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in the Canadian mining sector over four years.

Magnet Student Work Placement Program

The Magnet Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) brings together employers, students, and post-secondary school stakeholders to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.

Empowering Futures Program

The Empowering Futures Program is Canada’s Student Work Placement Program for the electricity industry. Aimed at preparing students for the future of work, the program will create new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in electricity by providing subsidies of up to $7,500 per student position to the employers who create these new opportunities.

ECO Canada | Student Placement

We will cover up to 75% of a student’s wages to $7,500 when employers hire the brightest minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM) and Business.

CENGN General Project Proposal

CENGN helps small and medium-sized Canadian technology companies accelerate their commercialization efforts by giving them no-cost access to our enterprise-scale computing and networking testbed to run projects that accelerate their commercialization efforts.

CENGN Smart Agriculture Program

Leveraging technologies like Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence for agriculture solutions are the key to revolutionizing the agricultural industry, which will lead to stimulating job and economic growth, as well as solidifying Ontario’s leadership in Smart Agriculture.

CENGN Smart Mining Program

Under Ontario’s Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), CENGN is funding a CENGN Smart Mining living lab where companies can test their new and innovative IoT-based Smart Mining product solutions that work to make Ontario mines safer and more efficient. Companies that do a CENGN project through the Smart Mining program will be given access to our Next Generation Network wireless infrastructure, as well as the dedicated Smart Mining testbed located at the NORCAT Underground Centre, located near Sudbury, ON.

CCAA | Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

Work-integrated learning combines classroom learning and hands-on learning in a workplace. The Student Work Placement program helps post-secondary students get relevant work experience they need to prepare for jobs in high-demand fields.

BioTalent Canada | Hiring Subsidy

The program’s wage subsidies help knock down that cost barrier, by covering the cost of a student’s salary by 75% up to a maximum of $7,500. The program enables you to bring on an eager-to-learn student for a special project – and at the end of the placement end up with a skilled candidate already oriented to your company who could meet your future recruiting needs.

Funding that Helps your Company Grow into Global Markets

Apply online for up to $75,000 in CanExport SMEs funding to cover up to 75% of your international market development activities. Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may choose up to (5) export markets to target, where your company has no or minimal business.

ITAC: Career Ready Program | Hiring Subsidy

Students are an ideal source of people-power for short-term projects. Employing work term students is an effective recruiting tool, and supports the development of skills in the next generation of Canada’s workforce. An eligible employer must be willing to employ a student in a tech-immersive role. Tech and non-tech focused organizations are encouraged to apply.

Fall 2020, Winter 2021Apply Now

MITACS: Business Strategy Internships

In partnership with participating Canadian post-secondary institutions, Mitacs is launching a new initiative to support Canadian businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Companies and NFPs will receive the support of undergraduate and graduate students to undertake a four-month project to help the company with its business operations as the economic recovery begins.

COVID 19 Collaboration Platform

OCE is identifying the innovative technologies, SMEs and experts from across the province to help fill the current product and service gaps related to COVID-19. If you have a piece of the puzzle – whether it is an asset, a technology or a product – and are looking for collaborators to assist your efforts, we want to hear from you.

5G Demonstration Program

The ENCQOR 5G Demonstration Program supports standalone small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) projects and SME collaborations with industry partners and/or public sector organizations such as municipalities, healthcare facilities, public utilities for testing and validation activities using the ENCQOR 5G Innovation Platform as a Service (iPaaS) testbed in order to develop or advance new technologies, products, processes and services.

5G SME Technology Development Program

The ENCQOR 5G SME Technology Development Program (5G SDP) partners Ontario-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with ENCQOR 5G Anchor Firms on 5G technology development projects. Areas of technology interest are defined in Challenge Statements submitted to OCE by the ENCQOR 5G Anchor Firms and posted to the OCE website on a rolling basis.

AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 1

The AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 1 supports projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in the automotive and mobility sector, such as connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technology.

AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 2

The AV R&D Partnership Fund, Stream 2 supports projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in the automotive and mobility sector, such as connected and autonomous vehicles (C/AV).

Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) supports large-scale, transformative and collaborative projects that help position Canada to prosper in the global knowledge-based economy. SIF projects promote the long-term competitiveness of Canadian industries, clean growth, and the advancement of Canada's strategic technological advantage.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program uses tax incentives to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. These tax incentives come in three forms: an income tax deduction, an investment tax credit (ITC), and, in certain circumstances, a refund.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

The NSERC Alliance program supports 1-5 year research projects performed collaboratively between a Canadian university and innovation partner. Administered by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Alliance grants are not awarded directly to the partner, and instead directly offset a portion of university research fees to reduce the contributions required from a participating organization.


NRC IRAP provides funding to support research and development projects at various stages of the innovation cycle. In 2018‑2019, NRC IRAP was mandated to expand its support to include an increased funding threshold of up to $10 million for larger research and development projects. This increased funding support will make it easier for small and medium‑sized Canadian businesses to access the support they need to grow and expand their companies.

Closes March 31st, 2021Apply Now


The Next Generation Networks (NGN) Demonstration Program is one of three Advanced Technology Platform (ATP) Demonstration Programs. Other ATP Demonstration Programs include the IBM Innovation Incubator Project Customer Demonstration Program and ENCQOR 5G Demonstration Program. Applicants can apply for more than one demonstration program if they meet the program-specific eligibility criteria.

Pitch for the Purse

It's our 5th year of celebrating the visions of Canadian women entrepreneurs and creating a stage for businesses to be seen and supported from coast to coast. Share your business vision, grow your community, receive dedicated mentorship and pursue the opportunity for $25K cash for your business at FWE’s Pitch for the Purse.


RE3 is a government funded program that provides non-repayable performance based contributions up to $5,000 to assist Southern Ontario women-led SMEs to rebuild, reopen and revive their businesses

1/29/2021Apply Here

AWS for Haltech Clients

There is no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as free Amazon Web Services (AWS). Haltech has recently signed up as an Amazon Web Services Activate site which means our clients can access the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow. With the AWS Activate program, startups get access to the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS - including credits, training and support:

  • $10k in AWS Promotional Credit valid for 2 years
  • 1 year of Business Support (up to $1,500)
  • Opportunities to Qualify for Additional Credits)

For details on how to sign up – contact adrienne.knott@haltech.ca or shann.mcgrail@haltech.ca

The Recovery Activation Program

To help businesses recover – and even get further ahead – by embracing digital solutions, we launched the Recovery Activation Program (RAP). The first step is taking your DNA – a Digital Needs Assessment – to hone in your best opportunities. Looking for ways to move your business forward? Let us help.

Partnership With Hubspot

Grow your business faster and better with Hubspot for Startups. Companies who use the Hubspot Growth Platform acquire and retain more customers with Hubspot's software, educational resources, and robust integrations. With this exclusive Haltech-only offer, clients receive 90% off pricing. To see if you qualify, please contact izabela.goclik@haltech.ca for more info!

On-Demand Office Hours with Magnes, MNP, RBC and BDO, and OKR Financial

Haltech offers free, on-demand, virtual office hours to Haltech clients. Take advantage of 1-on-1 advisory services to leverage their expertise to assist you with any of your business needs.

DealPrep | Legal Contract Templates Built by Lawyers, Made for Founders

100s of legal contract templates at your fingertips! Vetted by lawyers, each of our contract templates packs legal clause-by-clause Q&As and commentary, teaching you the legal fundamentals of what you're drafting, reviewing and negotiating.

MaRS Startup Toolkit | Business Model Validation

Our online, self-guided course is designed to help emerging business leaders create a sustainable business model and develop a framework for validating that model.

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Geotab Torque Labs

Torque Labs is a corporate accelerator created by Geotab, one of the world's largest and fastest growing fleet telematics companies. We look to partner with forward thinking teams, providing them with funding, mentorship, internal Geotab resources, and access to our robust platform of vehicles and customers. Our goal is to help these teams grow their businesses and to integrate their products/technologies into the Geotab ecosystem. We are willing to engage with companies at the ideation stage all the way to companies that are in the market earning revenues. There is a wide variety of technologies that can leverage the Geotab platform. We are currently focused on engaging with companies in the following spaces: Electric vehicles, smart cities, fleet management, supply chain, IoT, big data and analytics

The Trial Site Network

The Trial Site Network is a growing network of contacts at over 85 academic hospitals, community hospitals, and researcher networks across Ontario, who are ready to receive new industry-sponsored trials and pilot studies that align with their core areas of interest. This new network provides a one-stop-shop for companies looking to conduct clinical trials, observational studies or technology pilots in Ontario’s Healthcare system. At no cost, they can work with CTO's Industry Concierge to share their opportunity with the participants in the Trial Site Network. The Industry Concierge will then assess whether any of the sites are interested in the study and facilitate introductions to any sites who are. Importantly, it can be often be smaller hospitals that are quick and efficient in study start up, or early adopters and a first customer in a new market. This program is not just for companies looking to do clinical trials! Market research and use case validation for tech companies is still research! If this program sounds interesting and you would like more information, please contact Andrew Haller at andrew.haller@ctontario.ca

OCE Discovery

OCE Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference that brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. It showcases leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech.


Attracting over 200 attendees, the FUTURES is an event that connects technology developers, innovators and business leaders to discuss innovation opportunities in various tech sectors toward the goal of addressing the key challenges, building partnerships, highlighting the talent and innovation happening in Halton Region. The summit format usually include invited keynote talks from technology & business leaders in Halton region and surrounding areas, a panel discussion, Exhibitor Spotlight and also Startup Spotlight session that features the region’s rising stars in smart technologies.


This is where technology, talent and ideas come together. Led by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, TechPlace is where new and growing technology companies get everything they need to grow and succeed. It doesn’t matter if your company is new or established, headquartered in Burlington or not so local. If innovation is your goal, and technology is your strategy, TechPlace is for you.


The Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre is dedicated to creating a place for innovation through collaboration and inspiration. The Innovation Centre assists entrepreneurs and the Milton community by providing collaborative workspaces, networking opportunities, and professional services. Free hotdesking for Haltech clients (by appointment only). Haltech clients receive special rates.

ACE Coworking

A community for entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers & creatives. Come to be inspired, network and collaborate at ACE Coworking. Haltech clients receive special rates.


alternawork is a communal cowork facility serving the thriving Oakville tech community. Haltech clients receive special rates.

Office Occupier

Jim Wilson, Vice President, Occupier Services - CBRE Limited, works exclusively with office occupiers and focuses on generating more value per square foot from fewer square feet.

Intelligent Office of Oakville

When you join the business community at Intelligent Office of Oakville you’ll work alongside more than 240 businesses in the community. They’ve all discovered how to cut costs, improve their image, and simplify their lives… and now it’s your turn to do the same.


Clients enjoy the best of all worlds with the Oakville Centre which is set in a vibrant, lakeside town just a short commute from downtown Toronto and the US border. The beautiful Greater Toronto Area location is one of Canada's most affluent towns making it an excellent site for new and expanding businesses. And it is convenient for doing business in Canada's largest city.

Apple Suites

At Apple Suites, we provide premium office space solutions with convenient on-site storage for solo professionals and growing companies. If you’re seeking a truly flexible office space with better control over your costs and optional access to on-premises self-storage, then let us be the partnership that helps take your business to the next level.

Staples Studio Coworking Space

Introducing Staples coworking! Calling all startups, small businesses, service providers and more, our stores are changing to make room for you. From state-of-the-art event spaces to beautiful coworking facilities, the Staples Studio is here to help you work, learn, and grow.

Touchdown Coworking Coworking Space

Designed to Inspire. From open-desks to private offices, Touchdown Coworking has space that will enable you and your team to be most productive. Combined with the perks of membership we will keep your mission-focused from 9-to-5 and beyond.

Power Panel

In collaboration with Regional Innovation Centers in Southwestern Ontario, women looking to scale their companies will have an opportunity to present to a power panel of mentors for additional help and support. Mentors will then be matched with the presenting companies to further provide insight, advice, and connection to opportunities.

Advanced Advisory Services (AAS)

Targeted one on one mentorship will be provided to women who are in the pre-revenue stages through to scaling their businesses and taking them global. The Advanced Advisory Services will match experts with women to help them achieve the next milestone in their growth. Haltech is pleased to be collaborating with the Region of Halton Small Business Centre and Innovation Factory to offer these services.

Roadmap to MVP

Roadmap to MVP is a 6-part series which aims to help female-identifying entrepreneurs develop their MVP from scratch.

Begins 01/07/2021Learn More

Sales Bootcamp

Sales Bootcamp prepares you for anything sales related. From sales planning to process and sales solutions, we've got you covered.

Haltech Connects

Haltech Connects is a new event series which gives clients the opportunity to network and meet new entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors in our community. Find our next Haltech Connects on the Calendar.

Finance and Funding (F&F)

Haltech’s Finance & Funding Meetup is intended to help entrepreneurs understand finance fundamentals, cashflow management, and discover available funding opportunities. This early-morning meetup takes place in a casual and fun environment with advice provided from locally-sourced financial and funding service professionals.

Annual Hi5 Pitching Competition

Haltech Hi5 Pitch Competition features our high potential, innovative companies who are competing for a cash award. The competition provides innovative startup companies with an opportunity to generate awareness of their technology, ability to present in front of a broad audience, exposure to industry partners and investors and a free booth at the show

Annual Hi5 Pitching Competition

Haltech Hi5 Pitch Competition features our high potential, innovative companies who are competing for a cash award. The competition provides innovative startup companies with an opportunity to generate awareness of their technology, ability to present in front of a broad audience, exposure to industry partners and investors and a free booth at the show

Beyond Boundaries

Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and the Region of Halton Global Business Center are pleased to introduce an accelerator program designed to unleash the power and potential of women entrepreneurs. Created with the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the diversity of women who start and run businesses

Marketing Masters Meetup (M3)

Become an expert at showcasing your company and learning about the latest trends in marketing and entrepreneurship at this informal, clinic-style meetup. We are bringing together industry experts in marketing, advertising and PR to help grow your team or find your next business opportunity. Topics we cover come from your suggestion

Start Me Up! Clinics for Early-stage Entrepreneurs

Series for budding tech entrepreneurs and existing clients who are at IDEA, DISCOVERY and VALIDATION stage. This three-part clinic series is designed to help you enhance your business idea, strengthen your business model and revitalize your go-to-market messaging plan so that you can attract customers and win in the market.