Businesses in GTA get improved access to funding under new partnership between Toronto Region Board of Trade and The Funding Portal

TORONTO, ON, April 28, 2015 – Securing private capital and government incentives for business just got easier for Toronto region businesses, thanks to a new partnership announced today between the Toronto Region Board of Trade and The Funding Portal Inc.

“The Toronto region is Canada’s innovation hub, responsible for about 20% of our country’s GDP. Finding funding to fuel growth is top of mind for these entrepreneurs and CFOs,” said Teri Kirk, President, The Funding Portal. “This alliance between the chamber of commerce for Canada’s largest urban centre and Canada’s leading solution for securing business funding is exactly what is needed to help capital find companies, and companies find capital.”

Businesses wanting to use free tools and explore service offerings will be connected to the Funding Portal through the Board’s website. This portal will enable them to search more than 7,000 sources of government funding and capital to easily and quickly find funds for their organization.

According to recent data reported by The Funding Portal, governments award $27.6 billion in funding to Canadian businesses each year through more than 4,500 business support programs. The Funding Portal is also registered by securities commissions to assist companies into private capital markets, which invest about $41 billion per year into the high-growth company market.

“For our region’s business to continue to grow here at home and expand into global markets they require access to capital,” said Jan De Silva, President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade. “This is a tremendous opportunity to connect businesses seeking funding with public and private investors.”

Toronto Region Board of Trade members wanting to learn more about The Funding Portal and those wanting to join the Board are invited to learn more by reaching out to the contacts provided below. A free webinar will also be provided to TRBOT members on new Funding Portal tools in June 2015.

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About Toronto Region Board of Trade (www.bot.com)
Founded in 1845, Toronto Region Board of Trade is the chamber of commerce for Canada’s largest urban centre, connecting more than 12,000 members and 200,000 business professionals and influencers throughout the Toronto region. The Board fuels the economic, social and cultural vitality of the entire Toronto region by fostering powerful collaborations among business, government, thought leaders, and community builders. The Toronto Region Board of Trade plays a vital role in elevating the quality of life and global competitiveness of North America’s fourth largest city. Learn more at www.bot.com and follow us at
@TorontoRBOT.

About The Funding Portal (thefundingportal.com)
Headquartered in Toronto, The Funding Portal is a comprehensive service that improves access to both government funding and capital markets for key industry sectors in Canada and international markets. A registered exempt market dealer, The Funding Portal uses its award-winning platform to help ventures and multi-nationals find funding while benefiting from Canada’s leading e-commerce, fintech and financial service markets and the second highest level of incentives per corporate capita in the world.
More than 17,000 organizations now use The Funding Portal to find funding each month.

For more information, contact:

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Karen Fournier
The Funding Portal
416-214-7730
[email protected]

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Matthew Kofsky
Toronto Region Board of Trade
416-862-4558
[email protected]

For Toronto Region Board of Trade membership information, contact:
Jacob Cal
Toronto Region Board of Trade
416-862-4532
[email protected]


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