Q: What is the inspiration behind The Funding Portal?
A: Everyone in the financial services marketplace is familiar with MERX, the online portal
aggregating all government bid opportunities. We concluded that the time had come for a
companion portal aggregating all sources of government funding and providing the online
tools and resources to complete application processes quickly and efficiently.
Q: What is The Funding Portal’s position on contingency-based billing?
A: The Portal supports open-market access to diverse types of billing for professional funding
and tax services. The Portal prides itself on its open and transparent flat-flee pricing for all its
services. Further information on Portal service costs is available on the Portal website.
Q: How does the Portal ensure the security of confidential information shared during the
funding consultation and application process?
A: The Funding Portal uses state-of-the-art encryption to support secure communications
including its Online Payment platform and Secure Document Transfer Protocol for filing of
Q: What’s next for The Funding Portal?
A: The Portal will host The Funding Summit next May in Toronto, Canada’s premier event for
business, academia and government to come together and discuss the role of government
financing in growing an innovation economy. It’s also a unique opportunity for businesses to
connect directly with funders from across the country.
EMDA Q&A with The Funding Portal
President and CEO Teri Kirk Q & A
(Sample Search Results on The Funding Portal’s Find It search engine)