Incubators and Access to Capital

Investment Agriculture Foundation

Since 1996, IAF has worked with industry partners and funders to invest in projects that enhance the competitiveness, profitability and sustainability of BC agriculture and agri-food.

Coreen Moroziuk, Senior Program Manager at Investment Agriculture Foundation

Tel 604 839 6053  


IAF General Application

This special funding program supports projects that enable the development of agricultural area plans within British Columbia municipalities and regional districts. Applications for funding must be submitted by a municipality or regional district or an alliance between a local/regional government and an agriculture organization.

A variety of funding programs fall under the general application, including CAP: Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program, the Agri-Food Environment Initiative and more.

For more information about additional funding streams and application deadlines, visit


Partners for Growth Advisory Services Inc. 

Empowering Entrepreneurs for Strategic Financial Growth Partners for Growth is a management consulting firm that supports growing businesses in four key areas: business packages for finance, controllership, coaching and facilitation. Our background is 20+ years as both entrepreneurs and working in Finance. We’ve helped structure financing for hundreds of companies that span from start-up to large international firms, across industries. We started the firm because we didn’t have anyone helping us with our businesses 20 years ago and we’ve had our share of scrapes and bruises. So now, we help others not make the same mistakes and protect our Clients from themselves and others. We firmly believe that working alone is not sustainable and to grow successfully, you need to Partner with ‘good people’ around you. That’s why we are called Partners for Growth. Partners for Growth is a vetted consultant for the Growing Forward 2 program.

240-8621 201st Street, Langley, BC V3A 9J6

Tel: 778-558-0027

Rita Kim's Email: 

Mid-River Business Advisors

Experienced in the food producers' sector, Mid-River Business Advisors help with strategy, finance, operational, and business transition matters. Mid-River can act as a PT CFO, prepare business plans, assist with cash flow challenges, obtain financing, support market expansion, optimize supply chains, and manage special projects.

422 Richards St., Suite 170, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z4

Tel: 604-787-2208


Leap Strategic – Al Canale 

Leap Strategic is Vancouver's food and beverage accelerator. We are a group of industry professionals dedicated to helping food and beverage companies "take the leap" to the next level. Customized coaching, networking and finance are the three pillars of our organization. In addition to consulting, we offer memberships for our shared workspace, boardroom rental and networking events.

Financing Support: 

Our team of investors are eager to support growing businesses with good management and will explore financing and equity based investment to fund your expansion plans. 

What does Leap Strategic offer?  At Leap Strategic we will show you how to get from point A to point B and avoid the pitfalls, missteps and mistakes that most entrepreneurs encounter. Because we are a team of food-focused experts, we understand the terrain and have the necessary tools to work with you to build a roadmap for your success. We provide strategic planning, coaching, networking and financing to help you achieve your goals.

2212 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 3G8

Tel 604-454-8806

Email: or

BioEnterprise BC

Bioenterprise Corporation is a business accelerator offering commercialization services to help promote the creation, growth and expansion of businesses engaged in Agri-Technologies. Acting as coach and catalyst, we work with companies at all stages, from start-ups to emerging and well-established businesses.

Access to capital for start ups: Looking for unbiased business advice? Need help pulling together a due diligence package — or attract funding for your global expansion?  We have what you're looking for at BioEnterprise BC.

Jessica Taylor, MSc Senior Analyst

Tel: 778-834-4311

Capital West Partners 

Founded in 1990, Capital West is an independent corporate finance advisory firm, based in Vancouver, British Columbia and offers global reach through our IMAP partnership.As mid-market M&A specialists, we deliver focused financial advice and corporate transaction expertise to management teams, publicly and privately owned businesses, corporations and government entities in Western Canada and beyond.

885 West Georgia St, Suite 1250, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E8

Tel 604-718-6807

Fax 604-718-6820