Partners

SCHULICH EXECUTIVE EDUCATION CENTRE

The Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) is a strategic business unit at the Schulich School of Business, one of the world’s top business schools. SEEC is a leading trainer and educator in management education for owners, executives and managers in the commercial, not-for-profit and government sectors. SEEC trains its participants in programs that integrate theory and practice, balancing quantitative and qualitative management skills.

Together with SEEC, YEDI has designed a comprehensive six-part curriculum for start-up acceleration to support entrepreneurs in developing best practice business skills, and enabling the framework for successful ventures in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.


FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio and one of six regional development agencies, each of which helps to address key economic challenges by providing regionally-tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise. FedDev Ontario helps create and grow businesses, cultivate partnerships and build strong communities across the region through its programs and service. With the support of the Investing in Business Innovation Program, YEDI is able to offer seed funding to graduates of its Incubator Track program.


NATIONAL ANGEL CAPITAL ORGANIZATION

The National Angel Capital Organization supports Angels, incubators, and accelerators as they help entrepreneurs turn good ideas into great businesses. As the only national industry association for Angel investors in Canada, NACO represents over 40 networks comprised of over 3000 Angel investors across Canada. Members assist Canadian startups in every region and industry to execute their vision and compete on the global stage by providing them with patient risk capital, expert advice, and professional networks when traditional financial and other institutions cannot.


NATIONAL COMMUNICATION COACHING ASSOCIATION

The NCCA is a nationally registered not-for-profit organization that acts as a home for Communication Coaches and Trainers, providing networking opportunities, professional development and certification standards for its members. NCCA also provides the general public with an authoritative online listing of NCCA designated coaches/trainers and companies offering Communication Coach/Trainer certificate programs. YEDI, in partnership with the expertise of NCCA,  provides its entrepreneurs with superb business communications training for clear, confident messaging and pitching.


JEWISH RUSSIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE

The JRCC has an elaborate and successful history in the not-for-profit sector, extensive experience in community organization, and a track record in growing and incubating other not-for-profit projects. YEDI is inspired by the Jewish values of communal responsibility and repairing the world and believes that all businesses – be they for-profit or not-for-profit – are responsible to the communities in which they operate and serve. The JRCC brings these values, its expertise, and a significant supportive arm for not-for-profits at YEDI.

 


ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario and Canada’s leading grant-maker. The Foundation’s mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives.

With shared values like leading community change that matters and improvement through knowledge and learning, YEDI is a proud recipient of OTF funding for some of our programs.