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AGE‑WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award in Technology and Aging
The AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Award supports the development of emerging entrepreneurs to create and grow an innovative start-up with potential social and economic impact in Canada. The innovation must address one of AGE-WELL’s 8 Challenge Areas to shape the future of technology and aging research in Canada.
This $25,000 award is designed to give a new entrepreneur the financial resources to focus on making their ideas a viable business.
Award Value and Term
$25,000 (1 year award; not renewable). Award funds will flow as salary support in compliance with AGE-WELL grant administration guidelines and practices.
The Emerging Entrepreneur program will also provide recipients with additional mentorship and training from various members within the AGE-WELL network including AGE-WELL's Chief Entrepreneur and CEO of Rakuten Kobo, Michael Tamblyn. Recipients will be matched to key mentors who will work with and support the funded entrepreneur in building or growing their business.
Recipients will have access to AGE-WELL member benefits and specialized services from AGE-WELL partners and Core Facilities, such as legal guidance, commercialization and knowledge mobilization support, access to prototyping labs, and entrepreneurship training.
Applications Open: 1 February, 2019
Completed Applications Due: 8 March, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST
Results Available: 27 March, 2019
Funding Commences: April 2019
For application questions, please contact email@example.com