Startup Funding Programs Duncan McDowell July 12, 2013 Startups JumpStart is a mentorship and business acceleration program designed to assist Scientists and Engineers with the commercialization of new products and the development of new businesses. The program provides select companies with mentorship and matching seed financing up to $25k. Applications are due by July 31st, 2013. Click here for more information on how to apply. The Ontario Scientists and Engineers in Business Commercialization Fellowship provides $60,000 for a Waterloo graduate or recent alumni (graduates who earned their last Waterloo degree within five years) of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs who want to commercialize their innovations and start high-tech/STEM related businesses. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., August 12, 2013 and should be submitted electronically. Click here for more information and to apply. The mandate of the SmartStart Program is to support the new ventures of Ontario’s next generation entrepreneurs (post-secondary students and graduates of STEM programs) who are taking the next step out of publicly funded academic institutions and research hospitals by facilitating next generation entrepreneurship training and development. Applications are due on August 2nd, 2013. Click here for more information and to apply.