OKR Financial Teams Up With Halifax Partnership To Support City’s Innovation Ecosystem

Financing provider ready to connect with Halifax entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups

Halifax, NS – OKR Financial, one of Canada’s leading debt and equity financing providers, is branching out from its base in Calgary, Alberta, to begin work with Halifax Partnership in supporting and growing the city’s innovation ecosystem.

The company, which provides non-dilutive financing solutions through a family of private funds, will be tapping into Halifax Partnership’s network to identify technology companies looking to access SR&ED Tax Credits, asset based lending, government grant financing or equity deals.

“We’re thrilled to have engaged with Halifax Partnership to facilitate access to immediate financing for the innovators in Atlantic Canada’s largest city,” said Sarah Livingstone, who is based in Halifax as OKR Financial’s representative in the city. Livingstone and the wider OKR Financial team have individually and collectively worked with technology companies in various regions across Canada. “Halifax has a diverse economy with its Innovation District right in the city centre. It is crucial for organizations like ours to support its growth.”

OKR Financial recognized Halifax as a growing city whose cost, innovation and lifestyle advantages are attracting people and businesses from across Canada and around the globe. In addition, the Halifax Innovation District is home to more than 2,000 companies, including over 200 startups and scaleups, 18 research and development organizations, and innovation incubators and hubs.

“We are delighted to welcome OKR Financial to Halifax,” said Wendy Luther, President and CEO of Halifax Partnership. “Innovative start-ups and companies ready to scale-up here will benefit from having access to OKR Financial’s funds and services to achieve their goals.”

Through this partnership, Halifax startups and scaleups will have access not only to financing, but also OKR Financial’s network of tech incubators and accelerators, venture capitalists, angel groups, professional services providers, SR&ED and grant consultants.

For more information on OKR Financial, please visit okrfinancial.com

About OKR Financial:

OKR Financial is one of Canada’s leaders in providing debt and equity financing solutions to entrepreneurs. OKR operates a family of private funds that provide non-dilutive financing solutions to Canadian SMEs by leveraging Federal & Provincial SR&ED tax credits and Government funded programs, providing the pathway to equity financing when companies are ready to scale up.

About Halifax Partnership

The Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization. The Halifax Partnership drives and accelerates inclusive economic growth by selling and marketing Halifax to the world, helping businesses reach their full potential and tracking Halifax’s economic progress. The Halifax Partnership’s network of influential and globally connected Investors and partners are committed to building a thriving, prosperous Halifax. www.halifaxpartnership.com

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