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Entrepreneurship While Black

The month of November is known as National Entrepreneurship Month, proclaimed by Past President Obama, and on the third Tuesday of the month it is #entrepreneursday. It happened to fall on November 17th this year and we wanted to support our Black entrepreneurs by putting together a list of resources to help them build and scale their businesses.

Here is a no nonsense resource page for all of the Black entrepreneurs out there to make sure they are in the know and getting the support they need, especially at a time when business is being sidelined by government policies.

Here are some of the mostly Canadian resources you entrepreneurs can use starting up, running and growing your business:

Backstage Capital - Entrepreneur Investment Program

Black Business Initiative - Financial Assistance Program

Northwestern Mutual is making a $20M venture capital commitment to Black entrepreneurs

Black Entrepreneurship Program

BPTN - Mentorship Initiative for Black Tech Professionals

Volunteer with BPTN

Centennial College - Accel Program

City of Toronto - Digital Main Street Platform

City of Toronto Funding Programs

DMZ - Black Innovation Bootcamp

DMZ - Launchpad

DMZ - Startup Acceleration Training

Facebook - Small Business Grants Program for Black-Owned Businesses

Government of Canada - Black Entrepreneurship Program

JP Morgan Chase & Co - Advancing Black Entrepreneurs Program

NAACP Black Entrepreneur Grants & Resources

Start Up Canada Docuseries

Start Up Canada Podcasts

Start Up Canada Women Entrepreneurs Program

Start Up Canada Webinars

Check back monthly for worthwhile tips and resources!


Your Tough Convos Team

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