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Programs (Open to All)(6)

My Main Street

Offered by: Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC)
The My Main Street (MMS) program is designed to help bricks-and-mortar main street businesses to attract new and existing consumers, increase foot traffic and restore vibrancy in local main street communities. As part of the program, main street businesses have the opportunity to connect with a My Main Street Ambassador who will help business owners to explore opportunities and provide access to supports to help businesses build and grow in their local main street community.

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Ideation Lab

Offered by: ICUBE UTM
Join the Ideation lab at ICUBE where changemakers from all backgrounds and industries are supported as they turn their big ideas into reality. Staff and mentors at ICUBE offer the resources and skill training you need to map out a sustainable business or organization. Whether you have been building an invention, dreaming of starting a non-profit, or see a nagging problem that you know you could fix – this program will help you make it happen!

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ICUBE Studio

Offered by: ICUBE UTM
A new venture initiated by ICUBE at the Institute for Management & Innovation of the University of Toronto Mississauga. ICUBE Studio intends to serve the design needs of the ICUBE and other University of Toronto Entrepreneurship start-ups, while also providing UTM students with a professional work-integrated-learning (WIL) experience while they are still enrolled in school.

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Venture Forward

Offered by: ICUBE UTM
Venture Forward is designed to accelerate your business growth in a sustainable way. Work with mentors and industry professionals in a boutique-style experience. Join a community of entrepreneurs all working toward the same goal: making an impact, and scaling up!

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Scale-Up Program

Offered by: Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC)
The Scale-up Program is a 4-month program that supports innovative and inclusive companies to grow and overcome barriers. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars that address common challenges faced by scaling companies, connect with experienced mentors, speakers, and peers, and present to investors, funders, and industry partners to get started towards your next round of funding, sale, or partnership.

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Starter Company PLUS Program

Offered by: Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC)
The program assists people 18 years and over interested in starting, expanding or purchasing a business in Mississauga. The program provides free training and business skills development, free mentorship and guidance and an opportunity to apply for a program grant of up to $5,000 after the completion of mandatory training and mentorship. In order to be eligible, you must attend one of the information sessions.

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Programs (Target/Sector Specific)(10)

Accelerator Program

Offered by: Canadian Small Business Women
This all rounded Startup Accelerator is a 6 week part- time virtual training and coaching program designed specifically for Canadian women who are ready to step into their purpose and fulfill their goals of becoming entrepreneurs.
Target: Women  |  Sector: Open to All ]

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Explore

Offered by: Sheridan EDGE
You’re curious about making an impact using entrepreneurial approaches. You’re looking for flexible ways to expand your skills and then put them to use right away on projects you care about. You’re keen to explore how you might create a new venture or practice your innovation skills with an existing venture.
Target: Students & Youth  |  Sector: Open to All ]

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Social Impact Catalyst

Offered by: Sheridan EDGE
You’re an aspiring youth impact entrepreneur looking to learn alongside a group of other inspiring changemakers. You want to learn more about social impact, entrepreneurship and how to lead a social venture. You have a promising idea or a new venture that aims to create change aligned with this year’s theme: climate change and environmental sustainability.
Target: Students & Youth  |  Sector: Social Enterprise ]

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Rise

Offered by: Sheridan EDGE
Your social venture is in motion: your product or service is outlined, your impact is clear, you understand your customers' challenges at a deep level and your sights are set on revenue. It’s time to Rise! This 12-month program focuses on high-value, high-intensity support for social venture founders, customized to your venture’s stage of growth. They’ll help you focus so you can create an impactful, profitable and sustainable venture. You’ll have the chance to learn in small groups of diverse and like-minded founders while growing your impact and advancing your ambitious goals.  
Target: Open to All  |  Sector: Social Enterprise ]

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Indigenous Program

Offered by: ICUBE UTM
Based on traditional knowledge and created in partnership with Indigenous experts, this program aims to build career competencies, eliminate barriers, facilitate partnerships and mentorships, and build pathways to success for Indigenous entrepreneurs and change-makers.
Target: Indigenous Community  |  Sector: Open to All ]

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RevUp

Offered by: Altitude Accelerator
Are you an early stage technology startup or entrepreneur looking to accelerate your product and business development so you can get to market faster? If you have a great idea for a new business but want help kickstarting your entrepreneurial journey on the right foot, RevUp will help you learn from expert advisors, connect with a network of local entrepreneurs, and provide the training and resources that will help you succeed.
Target: Open to All  |  Sector: Technology ]

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Investor Readiness

Offered by: Altitude Accelerator
It takes more than a good idea and a compelling story to raise money. Their Investor Readiness Program is an exclusive, 8-week program offering for high potential technology startups looking to raise a seed round. They are unique in their hands-on approach and investor matching processes.
Target: Open to All  |  Sector: Technology ]

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Incubator17

Offered by: Altitude Accelerator
Altitude Accelerator’s flagship Incubator program is for innovative tech solutions looking to scale. Their 6 month intensive helps you build your market traction to set you up for accelerated growth and future investment.
Target: Open to All  |  Sector: Technology ]

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MVP to Market (M2M)

Offered by: Altitude Accelerator
If you have an innovative hardware or software MVP, M2M will help get you to market faster. Born out of the COVID-19 crisis, the most secure method for startups to grow is on the customer dollar. By focusing on business model development and marketing strategy, their team will help prepare you and your MVP to get to revenue faster.
Target: Open to All  |  Sector: Technology ]

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Summer Company Program (Young Entrepreneur Program)

Offered by: Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC)
Are you an Ontario student 15 to 29 years and have a business idea? The Summer Company program can help you launch and operate a business this summer. The program provides business training and mentorship to help you get your business up and running and an opportunity for a grant up to $3,000 to help you launch your summer business.
Target: Students & Youth  |  Sector: Open to All ]

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Resources (Open to All)(2)

MBOT Membership Benefits

Offered by: Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT)
Since being established in 1961, MBOT has played an important leadership role serving and representing the interests of business of all sizes and sectors in our community. MBOT’s large, diverse and active membership has made them one of the most vibrant business associations in Canada. As the “Voice of Business” they advocate on policy issues that impact local business at all levels of government, and are influential in helping to shape policy decisions. MBOT also offers a wide variety of valuable business services and professional development programs, networking events and marketing opportunities, to help business grow, prosper, and get connected.

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Business Advisory Services

Offered by: Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC)
Are you an existing business owner who is facing challenges with the development and growth of your business? MBEC offers the opportunity for you to meet with one of their subject matter experts to answer questions about business operations, legal, accounting, sales, and digital marketing.

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Resources (Target/Sector Specific)(5)

Strategy Sessions

Offered by: Canadian Small Business Women
No matter where you currently are in your business, Canadian Small Business Women have developed carefully thought out consulting packages that will help get you where you ought to be. These packages are designed for you to not only work at your own pace, but to also focus on what matters most for your business. They work closely with you to ensure that your goals are made your priority.
Target: Women  |  Sector: Open to All ]

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Online Startup Courses

Offered by: Canadian Small Business Women
These On-Demand Courses provide the foundation to start a business in Canada. Canadian Small Business Women have scoured our community and found the top entrepreneurs to provide content to support you and your business. Each course provides video modules with all the tools required to build your business. Step-by-step video modules, workbooks, worksheets and bonus access to course creators for additional support. These course modules are packed with resources to get you going in the right direction.
Target: Women  |  Sector: Open to All ]

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Maker Mississauga

Offered by: City of Mississauga
Maker Mississauga gives you the chance to use library equipment such as 3D printers, building kits, robotics, sewing machines, filmmaking tools and computers to help develop your STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) skills.
Target: Open to All  |  Sector: Technology ]

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CAN Health Network - Member Benefits

Offered by: CAN Health Network
Members of the CAN Health Network have access to exclusive resources that can help fuel the commercialization process, empower health care operators and drive innovation.
Target: Open to All  |  Sector: Life Sciences ]

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Call for Innovation

Offered by: CAN Health Network
The CAN Health Network is looking for Canadian innovators who are committed to working with their Edges to introduce new solutions into the health care system. By responding to a Call for Innovation, Canadian companies have an opportunity to help their Edges solve their most pressing challenges, while testing and refining their product or solution in a real life, supportive setting.
Target: Open to All  |  Sector: Life Sciences ]

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