York Entrepreneurship Development Institute is a charitable organization (no. 81209 5735 RR0001) whose mission is to provide top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry in order to build and accelerate successful businesses and efficient not-for-profit organizations. YEDI is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start-up process. YEDI guides innovators to refine their ideas and create tested proof of concepts that are attractive to investors and will benefit Canadian society.
Upon graduation the entrepreneurs receive formal certification from The Schulich School of Business (York University) and/or YEDI, and the opportunity to pitch to potential investors, including our own Venture Fund.
Serving Toronto, York Region and internationally based ventures, YEDI presents programs and guided processes for its participants, including lecture-based learning, seminar training, deliverable milestones, peer workshops, and mentorship by subject matter experts. YEDI offers an array of programs to serve Canadian & International for-profit and not-for-profit innovators from a diversity of sectors.
YEDI is an independent charity which partners with universities around the world.