November 4-6, 2019 | Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Richard Burdeniuk

Richard is Senior Manager of Government Incentives at BDO CANADA LLP. Enthusiastic about science and finance, he specializes in funding growth and innovation through government incentives. He has helped companies access over $100M in grants and tax credits.
His experience in entrepreneurship helps him appreciate an owner’s bottom line, while his work in private sector R&D provided the technical knowledge to work with investors, accountants, lawyers, and regulators. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is one of the more controversial funding programs, and his history with the program goes back over 20 years. He has participated in CRA policy development and tax court, and been a part of many other funding programs success all across the country.
As an entrepreneur, Richard raised capital in two ventures developing software technologies for distributed computation and image processing. He has contributed code to open source projects, run an ISP, and worked with many organizations including Boeing, JPL, Berkshire Hathaway Companies, and the Ontario Geological Survey.