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Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation Fall 2023 Micro-Grants

*** All FALL 2023 micro-grant applicants must be submitted through the charity’s portal during the Open Call for Applications between October 2, 2023 at 9am ET to 11:59pm PT on November 12, 2023.***

The Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF) FALL 2023 Micro-grant application is open to any natural person who meets all the eligibility requirements listed below, and each micro-grant category’s specific requirements when noted. 

All IEF FALL 2023 Micro-grant applicants/nominees must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be at least one of the following for the business the application is based on: founder, owner, co-founder, co-owner, person who owns or co-owns the entity or trademark for brand, product name, or service.
  • Be an active senior leader and key decision-maker for the business.
  • Have a business founded and based/headquartered in Canada.
  • Have a business that has been operating and generating revenue with a product or service available in market for a minimum of one year.
  • Be a member of an equity-deserving or/and racialized community(ies), per the charity’s definition (see definition below). If specified in the micro-grant category, the applicant/nominee must be a member of the equity-deserving group identified in the category name and/or description. 
  • Meet the additional categorical requirements that are specified in the IEF FALL 2023 Micro-grant category for which the applicant/nominee is applying. 
This resource is provided by
Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation
56 Sparks Street Suite 300
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5A9
✓ Women
✓ Person with Disability
✓ Indigenous
✓ Black and Other Racialized Groups
Not Sector specific
Area of Business Supported
✓ Product Development
✓ Early Stage

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