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Atlantic Investment Opportunities Program (IOP)

Matchmaking at the Right Time to Advance your Idea

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When investors and market ready entrepreneurs come together, the outcomes can be significant.  Time and again we’ve heard about great startup success for those companies who were able to secure necessary funding at the right time to move their idea to the next level. 

Some might say these partnerships are made when luck strikes and the right investor meets the right entrepreneur at the right time. But leaving your success up to luck is no way to move forward. And it doesn’t have to be. Luck can be helped along with the right programs and training.

That’s why Springboard Atlantic CEO Chris Mathis and Nova Scotia-based Jameson Group (organizers of Invest Atlantic) CEO Bob Williamson have launched a new pilot program in Atlantic Canada with support from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). It’s called the Atlantic Investment Opportunities Program and its purpose is to help solve the problem of timing and match the right investors with the right start-up at the right time.

The program strives to identify the best startup companies from Atlantic Canada available today, and pairs them with identified investors in key target markets.  We are looking for start-ups with the potent mix of high growth potential, validated business model, talented team, and export focus.

This market-driven pilot program is accepting applications for entry into the program NOW with the first cohort scheduled to kickoff this Fall. So don't wait. Apply now to see if your company is a fit for this exciting opportunity.