the ignite100 program has ended for 2019.

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Community Futures Peterborough
Your Vision - Our Support

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Watch for our 2020 ignite100 program.

Established in 2018 by Community Futures Peterborough,

 ignite100 is an Innovation Challenge open to all existing business in the Peterborough region to compete for significant funding opportunities that support business expansion and growth


ignite100 was created to assist in local business expansion.  This is a local initiative open to all organizations within the city or county of Peterborough that have been in business for more than 2 years.  It is also open to any business that is willing to relocate to the region.  

All industry sectors are encouraged to participate

Winner of ignite100 2019 is Cambium Inc.

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Cambium Inc.

First prize goes to Cambium Inc.  with an innovative approach to moving dirt.  Excellent presentation by Chris Beetham


Prize is $100,000 interest free (interest paid by Community Futures Peterborough) and one year no payments.  Also a recipient of RIIEO non repayable contribution of $50,000 over 2 years.

Cottage Toys

Community Futures Peterborough is supporting their business expansion with a loan at a reduced rate.    They are also a recipient of RIIEO non repayable contribution of $25,000.

Goodwin Metals

Community Futures Peterborough is supporting their business expansion with a loan at a reduced rate.    They are also a recipient of RIIEO non repayable contribution of $25,000.

NEW Innovation Grant Program

Community Futures Peterborough has a new non repayable funding program which will launch later in April 2019.   

The Rural Innovation Initiative of Eastern Ontario will give first access to this funding pool to the 8 semifinalist of ignite100, provided the project meets the criteria set by Fed Dev Ontario.   Projects need to move the business forward on an  innovative track that produces sustainable results such as

  • Commercialization
  • Research & Development
  • Intellectual Property that leads to Patents
  • Productivity Enhancements
  • Paths to Exports

Why Innovation?

Innovation is the critical path to Economic Stablity

Community Futures Peterborough encourages every business to take a step  forward.  We are here to support your idea, product, service, system or improved efficiencies.   

YOUR VISION - OUR SUPPORT

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