Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative

The Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative is a five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.

Applications are now being accepted until November 29, 2017.

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Park'N Fly - Aeroplan Bonus Offer

Until the end of December, earn 250 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you park at Winnipeg's Park'N Fly Valet airport location! Minimum 4 day stay required. Use promo code PF91

Junior Achievement - afterschool entrepreneurship program for teens

Junior Achievement (JA) of Manitoba is a non-profit organization that teachers financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to Manitoba students. They are gearing up for the 2017-18 academic year and are always recruiting volunteers from the Manitoba business community to deliver the programs.  

The after-school “Company Program” is where high school students throughout Winnipeg organize, design and bring a product to market in a 6 month time span.  All student businesses sell shares to their company, complete business plans with financials, create a marketing and sales strategy and all teams must create a fully functioning website and social media presence.  At the end of the program in March/ April, students bring their product or service to market at organized trade fairs in the malls – making real sales.  It’s about as close as running a real business as possible for these students, but without the risk.

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Build in Canada Innovation Program Challenge initiative

The Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) has launched its new Challenge initiative. Building on its first seven-years of success the program is piloting a new “Challenge Call for Proposals” (CFP) where federal government departments will solicit innovative solutions to their unique challenges. The introduction of BCIP’s Challenge CFP represents a natural evolution of the program. It will be launched in addition to the program’s existing open CFP, and will provide more opportunities for innovative Canadian companies to land their first sale with the Government of Canada.

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