As Canada’s business development bank, BDC is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers loans, consulting services, growth and business transition capital, securitization, as well as venture capital to more than 30,000 small and medium-sized companies.
Through this partnership, BDC has also become a member of the CPEIA. Under this partnership, the CPEIA will broker introductions between BDC and CPEIA members and educate our members about the services and financing options available to them through BDC.
“Our emerging technology sector is a prime target for BDC services and financing options,” said Peter Kallai, President and CEO of the CPEIA. “By working together and helping growing companies with the resources they need to achieve long-term success, the CPEIA and BDC will create more high-value technology jobs and wealth for Canada.”
“The CPEIA is building a strong and diverse membership that represents the broad spectrum of this emerging industry,” said Wayne Dulmage, VP, financing and consulting, at BDC. “We see great opportunity through this partnership to strengthen Canada’s knowledge-based economy and help bring world-class technology to market.”