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


SoGal - Black Founder Startup Grant


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!


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Your Tough Convos Team