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York Entrepreneurship Development Institute

Incubator and Not-For-Profit Training and Certification Programs

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Description
COVID-19 -- in-person courses and other events may be modified during the pandemic: check website for details or contact YEDI for information

Business development programs, mentorship and networking ; most courses and workshops conducted online

Not-for-Profit track:
  • participants are at the CEO or Executive Director level of an existing not-for-profit enterprise
  • free, intensive 16-week program by YEDI instructors, including online lectures and workshops, and mentorship by key industry leaders
  • participants complete professional business plan, executive summary, and business model ready to take their organizations to next level
  • certificate from the York Entrepreneurship Development Institute upon completion

Incubator track:
  • program graduates eligible to apply for seed funding upon successful program completion
  • free, intensive 16-week program, including lectures by Schulich Executive Education Centre instructors, workshop-based training in entrepreneurship, and mentorship by key industry leaders
  • participating entrepreneurs with business idea in raw, seed, early or growth stage complete professional business plan, executive summary, and business model
  • certificate from York University and YEDI upon completion

Youth track: COVID-19 -- PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
  • free, 4 month program in partnership with Innovation York, including lectures by Schulich Executive Education Centre instructors, workshops and mentorship by key industry leaders
  • participants aged 15-29 years will develop a business model and presentation deck
  • certificate from YEDI upon program completion
  • training, mentorship, networking opportunities and chance for seed funding

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management -- begins September, 2022
  • 1 year diploma program
  • limited to 50 participants
  • fundamentals of entrepreneurship, sales and marketing strategies and management, social entrepreneurship
  • available tuition-free to qualifying Canadians, dependent upon academic performance -- contact for details
  • program delivered in-class and online



Eligibility
Not-for-Profit track: applicants at CEO or Executive Director level of existing not-for-profit enterprise


For Profit track: founder or co-founder with business start-up idea


Youth track (on hiatus): founder or co-founder aged 15-29 years
Application Process
Intake dates and application forms on website
Office
647-919-9334 ; 647-919-YEDI
Website
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Email
info@yedinstitute.org
Languages
English, Other - Contact for service in other languages
Contact
Maria Konikov, Director, Operations
Email: mkonikov@yedinstitute.org
Fees
None ; free
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Last Updated On
May 5, 2022
Address
YEDI Business Acceleration Campus, 907 Alness St
Toronto, ON, M3J 2J1
Cross streets: Dufferin St and Steeles Ave W

York Entrepreneurship Development Institute Site Location: YEDI Business Acceleration Campus



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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Office hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5
Dates and hours for courses and events may vary -- check website or contact YEDI for information
Service Area(s)
  • Greater Toronto Area
  • York Region