York Entrepreneurship Development Institute
A rigorous entrepreneurship institute that is free to attend and grants formal York University certification upon graduation.
An exclusive opportunity to pitch your venture to investors and receive up to $500,000 in funding from the institute's very own venture capital fund.
A start-up incubator that considers innovative ideas from any industry.
A program that incubates both for-profit and non-profit ventures in a shared space, to cultivate an entrepreneurial edge for non-profits and a more social edge for businesses.
International Start-Up track for foreign entrepreneurs, providing a unique opportunity to explore the Canadian business landscape.
Exclusive track for Existing Not-For-Profits, providing exceptional tools that are necessary to guarantee sustainability and long-term successful social impact.
Get to know our mission, our values, our partners, and how you can get involved with YEDI!
Learn about our program, curriculum components, the advantages of YEDI, and important dates!
Meet our faculty of wonderful instructors, mentors, and program advisors!
"The fact that YEDI is inclusive of all sectors tells me that certain projects passed over by more traditional accelerators means that some “diamonds in the rough” can surface during the program."
"Another amazing attribute of this program is that it's dedicated to promoting business that will help build Toronto's economy and have a strong social impact."
"The York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI), recently kicked off its own version of Dragon’s Den, in co-operation with several partners, but with an educational and mentoring component thrown in."