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The Seed Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs

Created by the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Seed Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs is an exclusive opportunity for OCAD U students and recent alumni to receive funding to help launch a creative business.

The fund supports creative businesses in all the possible forms they can take. Read about last year's winners

Recipients will be awarded up to $5,000 to help launch their business.

This is a two-stage application process. There will be workshops to guide you at each stage and the ability to book one-on-one sessions for additional support. The timeline for each stage of this opportunity:

  • Submit an Application – Jan 22, 2023, 11:59 PM EST
  • Up to 10 Finalists will be selected to prepare a pitch – Feb 2023
  • Finalists virtually present their business pitch to an external jury – Mar 2023


Info Session

Attend our Virtual Info Sessions to learn more about the opportunity and how to submit an Expression of Interest.

  • Wed. Dec. 14, 3-4 PM EST
  • Wed. Jan. 11, 3-4 PM EST

RSVP to the Info Session:

Learn more & apply: