Growth, Enterprise and Trade
Science, Innovation and Business Development
Applications for Intake 5 of the TechFutures Program will be accepted from October 7th to November 4th, 2016!
Delivered in partnership with North Forge, Futurpreneur Canada and Innovate Manitoba, the TechFutures Program is targeted to young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 34, who are either pursuing or considering the commercialization of a technology-driven business idea.
The program provides support to assist entrepreneurs in launching or growing an early stage technology startup. Successful recipients will receive:
The objectives of the program are to:
The TechFutures Program is competitive in nature. Up to 20 grants will be awarded annually (in two intakes per year) to applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for commercialization based upon the market potential of the business idea, the product/service innovation and the relevant skills and/or experience of the applicant(s).
Eligible applicants who place among the top two business ideas at North Forge's Ramp Up Weekend (spring and fall) will automatically qualify for a TechFutures grant. Remaining recipients in each intake will be selected by a committee of representatives from participating program partners; Futurpreneur Canada, North Forge, Innovate Manitoba and Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade.
To be considered eligible for the program:
1Revenues under $1,500 derived from beta / validation activities will be accepted.