Non-Dilutive Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in British Columbia, Canada

Cumming, Sharon and Hellmann, Thomas (2013) Non-Dilutive Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in British Columbia, Canada. Project Report. Sauder School of Business.

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Abstract

This paper has been written with the intention of helping new entrepreneurs in British Columbia to quickly understand Government Funding and the opportunities it offers. Research for this paper consisted of extensive data collection of funds available at present and interviews with current entrepreneurs who have made use of these funds. The goal was to understand what the different forms of non-dilutive, non-debt funding
are and what the experiences of entrepreneurs have been. With this information in hand, a conceptual framework was developed for entrepreneurs to use when first
approaching Government funding and when approaching different funds for the first time. The experiences of current entrepreneurs have been integrated into the paper as a whole, but responses that were received from multiple entrepreneurs are highlighted throughout the text. The first section of this paper describes non-dilutive funding and its different forms.
The second section presents a conceptual framework which provides an entrepreneur with a way of approaching Government funding from the initial information gathering
on the different sources, to the more focused research on the applicable funds, to important considerations when applying for funding.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords: entrepreneurship, finance
Subject(s): Finance
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 14:09
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 14:42
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5335

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