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Summer Company 2017 applications open

Enterprise Toronto is now accepting applications from students who want to participate in the Summer Company program in 2017. The program is geared toward young people 15 to 29 years old who will be returning to school, and helps them set up their own businesses for the summer.


City of Toronto small business centres enhancing services

The City of Toronto has three small business centres that provide support to over 25,000 entrepreneurs in Toronto every year. To better serve clients, they are now offering more resources online and have opened a coworking space for entrepreneurs.


Business Innovation Support for Small Businesses

Centennial College's Centre of Entrepreneurship has launched a new program supporting technology-driven businesses from all sectors seeking assistance in growing and innovating their businesses.

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YorkU’s YEDI incubator highlights the benefits of social enterprise

Since launching in 2013, the York Entrepreneurship Development Institute has worked with more than 165 non-profit and for-profit startups across four program streams providing plenty of room for cross-pollination and heightened understanding surrounding the value of social enterprise.


Entrepreneur teams up with City of Toronto and Ryerson U to bring Fort York to life

Toronto film director and AWE Company founder Srinivas Krishna teamed up with the City of Toronto and Ryerson Multimedia Research Lab to enrich the Fort York experience through virtual reality. Three years in the making, the guided tour and augmented reality program lets visitors walk through the history of the two hundred year old fort.


Entrepreneurship support for new Canadians

The Entrepreneurship Connections program supports the unique needs of newcomer entrepreneurs by offering business plan development, legal advice, communications training, mentoring and more.


Designing Digital Main Street

After a day of roundtables and free flow meanderings, a group of entrepreneurs, technologists and BIA directors brainstormed a toolkit to help small businesses thrive in the ever-evolving digital reality. They established five pillars of a digital main street, and devised tentative strategies for putting them into place.


B2B online community and sales platform aims for critical mass

Business eXcellence, or Biz-X, is a new B2B digital community and suite of tools that allow users to leverage social media to generate sales leads. CEO Shawn Bayati and his team are working to build a critical mass that will take the business to the next level.


Mobile app developers are making connections

Jacob Si and fellow University of Toronto students Newton Jain and Nadir Hassan had an idea for a location-based smartphone app that connects people with similar interests who are nearby. Startup incubator The Hatchery helped the young entrepreneurs with funding and a mentor.

Fresh Start for local designers

Looking to help up-and-coming designers launch their fashion businesses, Laura-Jean Bernhardson of Toronto-based retailer Fresh Collective created a program to show them the ropes of the business.