InterGen Commercialization Grant

InterGen is always trying to find creative ways to support the scale-up community and we are proud to partner with the Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC) to bring you a grant to help with the commercialization of a scaling business. The grant aims to support up to 10 companies with projects valued up to $6,000. The first step is to connect with an InterGen Business Advisor(IBA) and agree on a project scope. Second, submit a grant application which if successful, will qualify for up to $4,500 towards a project. The venture must deposit $1,500 with InterGen prior to starting.  This provides up to a 400% leverage on a company’s investment in a project. This initiative is designed to pair IBAs with scale-ups needing to complete small business advisory projects.

Projects can be on any commercial topic including but not limited to sales, strategic or financial planning, marketing or branding, investor readiness, HR and governance.

Start connecting today and don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Interested in starting a project but don’t have an expert in mind? Reach out to us through the application form and we’ll connect you to the best advisor according to your needs.

Deadline for submissions is on March 1, 2023. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2023.

Please see respective guidelines below.

Submit Project

Guidelines:

For Ventures:

  • The venture must be based in Calgary and in the technology industry with a minimum annual revenue of $250,000
  • Both the venture and advisor must have published profiles in InterGen Connect
  • You will be asked to complete a short business performance survey after the project. The project should not start until the initial survey is received. These surveys will be used to measure the effectiveness of this initiative and the impact of your partnership with your chosen advisor
  • Project value is determined by the advisor
  • InterGen is only administering the grant and does not provide any warranties or representation on the work completed by an IBA(s) under this project
  • All submissions will be reviewed by our team to ensure guidelines with the program are met
  • Your $1,500 contribution must be received in full prior to the project commencing
  • If you have a project in mind but do not yet have an IBA with the right background, please reach out to Khalid to get matched

For IBAs:

  • The venture must be based in Calgary and have a published profile in InterGen Connect
  • You will be asked to complete a short business performance survey before and after the project. The project should not start until the initial survey is received
  • Project value is determined by the IBA
  • InterGen is only administering the grant and does not provide any warranties or representation on the work completed by the IBA under this project
  • Fees will be paid after the post-project survey has been received. The survey will be used to evaluate the impact you have had on the company based on the defined project objectives
  • IBAs are allowed to work on multiple projects
  • All submissions will be reviewed by our team to ensure guidelines with the program are met
  • There is an option to donate part of the proceeds to InterGen’s charity which helps support increased programming for IBAs and ventures
  • Reminder: Log in to your InterGen account to check out new matches you may have not seen yet!
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