Micro Grant Courses

Below are fast and inexpensive resources to help you get smarter about government grants.


Startup Grant Course

Do you want to start a business? Do you want to get a grant for starting that business? Well, it’s not as easy as you might think. In this micro course, I give you an overview of how startup grants work. A list of resources in each province comes with this course. You’ll find them in the course portal. Good luck!


Grants for Women Course

Have you ever wondered about grants for women? It’s a common question. The challenge is that the answer isn’t straight forward. In this mini-course, David Kincade gives you an overview how “grants for women” really work. He helped a relatively new female organization win a $463,000 grant, out performing some of the most established players in the industry. A downloadable resources and video is included in this micro course.

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“Honest and transparent. 100% recommend.”

“Prior to working with Alberta Business Grants, I had no experience in grants. I wasn’t sure what grants we qualified for, who we should meet, and I didn’t have the time or in-house expertise to submit a quality grant application. Having worked with David Kincade at Alberta Business Grants, I can honestly say I am grateful to have found a grant expert. He really managed my time commitment, was honest and transparent, and now our business has an oppurtunity to grow and expand even faster. 100% recommend!”

Dorene Bateman, President, Tri-c Inductrial Supply


“Grant expert and tremendous talent”

Prior to working with David Kincade at Alberta Business Grants, we knew our business could qualify for grants. Since we are focused on growing our business, we didn’t have the time or resources internally to research and apply for grant funding. Thankfully we were introduced to David Kincade by one of our customers. David is a grant expert and tremendous talent. Alberta Business Grants prepared a VIP grant package with significant opportunities, and David helped prepare our Meeting Preparation Package. We are now able to tell our project investment case to grant agencies in a clear and compelling way. If you are looking to win a grant, David Kincade is the best in the business.

Ronald Russ, President & CEO Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Inc.


“Went above and beyond”

“Northern Silica Corporation is a Western Canadian mining company with operations in Alberta and British Columbia. As our organization is committed to responsible and sustainable mining, we wanted to learn if any grant funding was available for our organization. Enter Alberta Business Grants. After checking his references, we retained Alberta Business Grants and David Kincade. Our entire team is truly impressed with David’s positive energy, writing skills, and grant knowledge. He went above and beyond to make sure we were prepared for our grant agency meeting, and the meeting went great.

Reid MacDonald, President & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Silica Corporation

“You found the best”

“I’ve known and worked with David for years. He is an expert at government grants, political process, and business awards. If you’re trying to secure government funding, you found the best.”

Frank Burdzy, President & CEO Champion Petfoods
2016 Exporter of the Year & Premier’s Award of Distinction Winner

“Head and shoulders above the rest”

“I’ve known David for several years. He is hard-working, organized and brilliant at securing government funding and winning awards. He has helped us build relationships with key stakeholders and win large government grants. If you’re trying to secure government funding, he is head and shoulders above the rest anyone else we have worked with.”

Ted Power, President ViewTrak Technologies
2017 Alberta Small Business Award of Distinction, 2017 Innovation of the Year – AIRMILES Small Business Achievement Awards, and 2016 Alberta Export Award of Distinction

“Completed more grants by far than his costs.”

“I have worked with David Kincade over the past year and find him both high integrity and very knowledgeable. David told us what he would do, when, and delivered every time. Uncommon in today’s world, so I highly recommend him. He has completed more grants by far than his costs.”

Ed Alfke, Chairman of Carbon Credit Solutions
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year  2017™ CleanTech/Environment

“Suggested several tips…and we won!”

“5Blue Process Equipment Inc. provides the oil and gas processing industry with high quality, custom engineered products worldwide. Our first attempt at an export grant by ourselves didn’t work, so we had one of our staff attend David’s grant writing seminar. David reviewed our paperwork and suggested several tips. When we resubmitted our application, we won. We definitely got value out of his grant writing seminar and recommend it to anyone applying for grants.”

Kelly Smith P.Eng.,
Founding Member and President of 5Blue Processing Equipment Inc.

“Exceeded my/our expectations 1000 x over.”

“Oh my gosh [your talk to my class] exceeded my/our expectations 1000 x over. You are so amazing at this David!!! What a gift and the students LOVED you!!”

Laura Ell,
Mount Royal University

“I highly recommend working with David.”

“The topic of Government Grants can be so overwhelming and a true time suck for many entrepreneurs. David did an amazing job of explaining the rational behind government grants and the types of grants most readily available to entrepreneurs. He took the time to answer individual questions. I highly recommend working with David.”

Cecile Wendlandt, Coordinator
NAIT Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship