What do startups get out of the program?

R&D Capital may invest through a Short Term Debt instrument based on SR&ED receivables on program initiation. Other Investment Partners such as Accredited Angel Investors, Institutional Investors, Corporate Venture Arms maybe introduced during the program tenure to consider their participation

Introductions to potential Channels & Corporate Ecosystems internationally.

Preparing and staging the company for attractive multiples for investors.

Introductions to pedigreed Business Function Experts on Product Development, Market Validation, Revenue Growth, Market Access & Subject Matter Experts internationally.

Personalized guidance to help Founders maintain momentum.

A minimum commitment of 12 months support.

Eligibility

  • Your startup must be involved in engineering, design, data collection, testing or other developmental work.
  • Ideally, your startup must have designed or in the process of developing new software.
  • If your startup offers solutions to the manufacturing industry, the solution should reduce costs or to improve manufacturing.
  • Your startup has created or is in the midst of creating a new product, made improvements or added new features to an existing product or built a prototype.
  • Your startup may have incurred costs related to a process, project or prototype that is incomplete because of unresolved technical problems.
  • For-profit, incorporated for no more than five years as of the application submission date, with a valid business registration number.
  • The angel/VC investment in the company is less than $3M.
  • Ownership of rights to commercialize the Intellectual Property. (e.g. patents, copyrights, trade secrets, etc.)

Pitch Schedule

Thursday, 30 January 2020 at
R&D Capital's downtown Toronto office
(First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 5700, Toronto,ON M5X 1C7)

Thursday, 27 February 2020 at
R&D Capital's downtown Toronto office
(First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 5700, Toronto,ON M5X 1C7)

Thursday, 26 March 2020 at
R&D Capital's downtown Toronto office
(First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Suite 5700, Toronto,ON M5X 1C7)