Founder Fundamentals - Grants & Government Incentives

October 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Founder Fundamentals is a 12-week virtual workshop series designed to help you kickstart your entrepreneurial career.
About Founder Fundamentals

Interested in building your entrepreneurial skills to launch your startup?

YSpace, York University’s innovation hub, is partnering with the Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) to host an 11-week educational program called Founders Fundamentals.

Whether you are a professional services company, brick and mortar or technology startup, the program aims to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Spanning across topics such as finance 101, to how to write a business plan, to legal basics and more, this program provides a wide range of learning. In addition, the program connects you with local resources for potential next steps as you progress in your entrepreneurial ventures.

Individuals who attend at least 9 out of the 11 workshops will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion, illustrating your dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.

About the Workshop

There are multiple avenues to fundraise for a startup. The media constantly talks about equity financing rounds but there are very few highlights on potential grants and loans that allow you to keep the equity within your company. As we like to say, you only own 100% of your company once in your life! Don’t give it up too easily! We are excited to present the Grants & Loans session where we will have Futurpreneur and the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) share some options of non-equity financing options for early-stage startups! 

This workshop aims to cover the following items: 

  • The difference between equity financing and debt financing 
  • Platforms that enable you to be aware of grants & when they are available i.e. mentorworks and funding portal 
  • How to prepare for a grant application & what are the key things to consider (do's and don’ts) 
  • Futurpreneur & VBEC’s offerings 

About the Presenter

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