YSpace offers opportunities to build, launch and scale start-up ventures

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Join a community of innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers by participating in one of many YSpace programs and services. Together with leading experts and a network of peers, entrepreneurs can take their business to the next level and explore how the unique and exclusive services and mentorships have helped more than 400 thriving business ventures to date.  

Applications for the Product Feasibility Bootcamp, Business Bounce Back, Ella Express and Venture Catalyst programs are now open. Learn more about these programs:

Product Feasibility Bootcamp

In partnership with the Black Creek Community Health CentreBlack Creek Community Farm and York University TD Community Engagement Centre, the Product Feasibility Bootcamp is designed to support Black entrepreneurs and restauranteurs with a food or beverage product go from ideation to a full feasibility study. This program offers a 10-week virtual program giving professionals the confidence to advance their business idea. Gain free-of-charge access to workshops, mentorships and meet a network of peers. Apply by Nov. 26.

Business Bounce Back

In partnership with the Town of Georgina, and the Town of East Gwillimbury, the three-month Business Bounce Back program is designed to support businesses and individuals within the hospitality and tourism sector who require the entrepreneurial and digital skills needed to pivot their existing business or create a new venture. The program provides founders with the tools, skills and connections they need to scale and thrive in the industry. Apply by Nov. 30.

Ella Express

ELLA Express is a two-week accelerator program designed to provide new or aspiring women entrepreneurs and small business owners with the foundational skills needed to turn their new business into a main gig. Learn the foundational business knowledge you need to make smart decisions from the start. Apply by Dec. 15.

Venture Catalyst

Bring a business vision to life through the Venture Catalyst program. This is a six-week training and mentorship program designed to support early-stage technology ventures to develop, test and refine their ideas to bring a full proof-of-concept to fruition. Program participants will have access to interactive online workshops, expert mentorships, and start-up resources to transform their ideas into a successful business. Applications are due Dec. 31. Upon completion of the six-week cohort, select companies will have the opportunity to join the YSpace Virtual Membership Program.

To explore more programs and services offered by YSpace, visit https://yspace.yorku.ca/programs-services/