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    Nov 16, 2022

    Money Talks Series

    Are you a cleantech start-up with an emerging technology? Perhaps you want to grow your business or secure additional capital? Maybe you are at a later stage, have customers and are generating revenue and are ready to scale up your business?  

    CRIN's Innovation Central provides a platform where innovators can showcase their emerging technologies. By providing visibility, new partnerships and collaborations, funding and investment, vital knowledge-sharing can take place.  
    Submit your project description to be included as one of CRIN's Innovation Solutions 
    Are you an industry expert or investor with a keen interest in oil and gas cleantech projects at various stages of technical readiness levels and stages of development? We encourage you to visit Innovation Central to learn more about investable projects that will help Canada meet its economic, net zero and other environmental goals.  

    We also encourage you to complete the investor intake form to help ensure we understand the types of projects consistent with your portfolio goals and to facilitate targeted, warm introductions to cleantech solution developers. 

    Visit Innovation Central to view current project solutions. 

    CRIN’s Money Talks is a bi-weekly informational series featuring public and private funders and investors to help you navigate various financial assistance programs available for researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and start-up technology companies in Canada. 


    Money Talks - The Accelerators 

    Enter the Startup Accelerator. By joining an accelerator program, a startup gains access to valuable resources to help them along their entrepreneurial journey. Accelerators can assist innovators with business plans, provide mentorship and enable funding opportunities. Join us to learn about the advantages of accelerator programs and see if it's the right fit for your business. 

    Join us at our following Money Talks events: 

    February 1, 2023 – Provincial Funding programs 

    February 15, 2023 – Government incentives for innovative development 


    November 30, 2022: Money Talks - Venture Capital Funding  


    Mike Mellross, Albert EcoTrust 
    Erin Madro, Evok Innovations 
    Rob Dawson, BluMaple Capital 

    Key Resources: 


    November 16, 2022: Money Talks - Venture Capital Funding  


    Paul Colucci, Pillar Four Capital 
    Nishka Gupta, ARC Financial 
    Michael Ciaramella, Longbow Capital 

    Key Resources: 


    November 2, 2022: Money Talks - Federal and National Funding Programs 


    Todd Tougas, Senior Business Officer for Business Investments, Prairies Economic Development Canada
    John Adams, President & CEO, Natural Gas Innovation Fund Capital Corporation (NGIF)

    Sam Wasson & Thomas Hamade, Canada Revenue Agency, Scientific Research and Experimental Development

    Key Resources: 


    October 19, 2022: Money Talks - Federal Funding Programs 


    Graham Allen – Manager, Investments and Partnerships, Office of Energy Research & DevelopmentNatural Resources Canada / Government of Canada 

    Arvinder Kainth – Industrial Technology Advisor, Industrial Research Assistance Program (Prairies), National Research Council Canada/Government of Canada 

    Jennifer D’Aoust - Ecosystems Lead, Sustainable Development Technology Canada 

    Key Resources: 


    October 5, 2022: Money Talks - Public & Private Funding  


    Cheri Corbett, Investor, Climate Tech Fund, BDC 
    Mary Khounphet, Team Lead, Clean Growth Hub 

    Key Resources: 


    September 21, 2022: Money Talks 101 - An Overview, Entrepreneurial Landscape & Language 


    Kevin Krausert, CEO & Co-Founder, Avatar Innovations 
    Christina Lopez, CFA, Managing Director, Investment Banking, National Bank Financial Inc. 

    Key Resources: 

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