Two Alberta business owners will each receive $25,000 to support growth and innovation

The Alberta Central Big Future Innovation Grant is back for another year, and this time we’re awarding $25,000 each to two small businesses in Alberta. The Grant is an opportunity for Alberta-based small business owners and entrepreneurs to apply for funding to put towards their business’ financial future.

Applications are open from October 14 to November 4, 2021 or until 100 applications are received, whichever comes first. To be considered for one of two $25,000 grants, applicants must showcase how their business demonstrates innovation and how the funds will aid in continuing innovation.

Five finalists will be shortlisted and asked to participate in a virtual presentation to a judging panel. The judges include Loree Gray, Chief Strategy, Transformation and People Officer at Alberta Central; Nikhil Joshi, Founder & CEO of Clinical Trial Hero and previous Big Future Innovation Grant winner; Jessica Nader, Manager Retail Operations Support at Servus Credit Union; and Dan Hautzinger, Chief Financial Officer at Vision Credit Union.

The judges will then select two winners who will each receive $25,000 deposited into a business account at their local credit union.

For more information about the Alberta Central Big Future Innovation Grant and to apply, visit

About Alberta Central

Alberta Central’s purpose is to champion change for Alberta’s credit union system and bring value and expertise to its members. Through innovative products and services, thought leadership, and advocating on priority issues, Alberta Central helps advance the collective voice of the credit union system with key stakeholders including government and works to increase awareness of the credit union difference with the public.

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