A Quick Look: international START-UP TRACK
YEDI is sector agnostic and will consider start-up businesses from any industry.
Entrepreneurs need as many opportunities as possible to showcase their companies. Upon successful completion of the accelerator program, YEDI participants will present their businesses at the exclusive Venture Fair and pitch for the opportunity to receive funding from YEDI's own venture capital fund, as well as potential financing from other members of our investor audience. Successful entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to obtain a Letter of Support from an angel investor group, a venture capital fund or a business incubator in attendance who are designated by the Government of Canada under its Start-Up Visa program.
The Venture Fair provides a concrete opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their business plan, models, and milestones to an investor audience, as well as create Canadian industry partnerships that will take their venture to the next step in development and success.
Accepted participants undergo an intensive two-week program that includes formal academic lectures by Schulich Executive Education Centre instructors, workshop-based training in entrepreneurship, and mentorship by key industry leaders. Students will get familiarized with the Canadian business landscape and meet with organizations supporting small business growth and development, including BDC, Venture Lab and law firms, among other major organizations. Upon program completion, entrepreneurs will have a professionally developed business plan, executive summary, and a proper business model that will be ready to pitch and potentially bring to the Canadian market. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive an official certificate from York University and York Entrepreneurship Development Institute.
Location & accomModations
Participants will reside and study in the state-of-the-art Schulich Executive Education Centre located on York University campus in Toronto, Ontario.
*Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Invitation from Schulich Executive Education Centre, to obtain appropriate Visa.
Along with exploring Canada's business landscape, students will also explore Canada through unique sightseeing tours during weekends.
Program fees include:
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