YORK ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

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    Accepted participants undergo an intensive 16-week program, including formal academic lectures by Schulich Executive Education Centre instructors, workshop-based training in entrepreneurship, and mentorship by key industry leaders. Program graduates are eligible for seed funding upon successful program completion.

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    YEDI accepts leaders 15  not-for-profit organizations per cohort. Selected participants will receive practical training, high calibre education and mentorship in order to advance their not-for-profit organizations.

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    Accepted participants undergo an intensive two week program, including formal academic lectures by Schulich Executive Education Centre instructors, workshop-based training in entrepreneurship, and mentorship by key industry leaders. Entrepreneurs will get an opportunity to present their venture for a chance to obtain a Letter of Support from an angel investor group, a venture capital fund or a business incubator who are designated by the Government of Canada under its Start-Up Visa program.

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    Accepted participants undergo an intensive 10-week program, including formal academic lectures by YEDI & Venture Lab instructors, workshop-based training in entrepreneurship, and mentorship by key industry leaders…

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  • Excited for the new tools I have to run my business

    Andrea Orazi, The Chufa Co

    I am so grateful for my time at YEDI. It’s remarkable that a program like this even exists and helps entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. Our cohort all came from such diverse backgrounds (some have training in business, and others just instinct) but yet, the curriculum is so accessible, and Oleg, Marat and Ric and the guest instructors make sure the subject matter is relevant and easy to grasp. I know I've looked forward to every Wednesday evening for the past 16 weeks, and I'm sad to see it end, but I'm excited for the new tools I have to run my business.

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    A must for a beginning entrepreneur

    Judy Chaimov, Laser Weld Creation

    It is a must for a beginning entrepreneur.

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    YEDI Institute prepared me for real life situations

    Vladimir Demine, Victoria Ballet Company

    The Entrepreneurship development program at YEDI Institute prepared me for real life situations by providing interesting and relevant course material through combination of theory and practical experience. If you are considering developing any venture, YEDI Institute offers a warm, friendly, positive , supportive staff and a convenient way of learning.

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    YEDI has proven to be one of the greatest

    Arnie Gotfryd, Maxi Mind

    Without a shadow of a doubt, YEDI has proven to be one of the greatest highlights of my 30 year career as a scientist, educator and entrepreneur. In 4 short months, we so finely honed our business acumen that I believe our entire class is set on a success course that will not only transform our lives but also positively impact Canadian society as a whole. More power to you, YEDI!

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