Are you an entrepreneur in the neuroscience and mental health field in search of funding?
Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) is pleased to announce its Entrepreneurship Seed Grant for 2021. The Entrepreneurship Seed Grant is a foundational pillar of CAN’s Entrepreneurship Program that provides funding and collaborative support for early-stage innovation projects with solutions that address neuroscience and mental health related challenges in Alberta.
This unique program is designed to help early-stage founders/researchers to scale their innovation/company by providing financial support and access to CAN’s extensive network of over 1,000 members including founders, industries, consultants, partners and investors.
Funding ranges between $5,000 – $30,000 CAD. All 2021 Entrepreneurship Seed Grant applicants will automatically be eligible for consideration of additional programs, including a consultation with Campus Alberta Neuroscience, mentorship, matching funding opportunities, educational opportunities, and other commercialization and entrepreneurial support through CAN and its partner organizations.
The proposed project must have a compelling plan for the creation of a product or service (e.g., devices, therapeutics, software, etc.) with a demonstrated application to impact neuroscience and/or mental health fields. Funding can be used to cover costs related to advancing/growing your innovation/company, including:
- Product development
- Access to commercialization support (legal experts, economic development or marketing expertise, web development, etc.)
- Running a demonstration project
- Support for scaling up of production/commercialization
For complete details, please see the Entrepreneurship Seed Grant Guidelines. We encourage each applicant to download the Reference Document and develop their responses before completing the application form as you will not be able to save during the submission process.
If you are interested in applying to this program and require further information, please contact us at [email protected] with the subject line “Entrepreneurship Seed Grant”.
Click here to start your application.
Application Opens: May 3, 2021
Application Deadline: June 30, 2021 by 12:00 PM MST (noon)
Elevator Pitch Sessions: July 27 and 28, 2021 (afternoon)
Notice of Decision: Week of August 2, 2021 (date is tentative and subject to change)