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
Centennial College - Accel Program
City of Toronto - Digital Main Street Platform
City of Toronto Funding Programs
DMZ - Black Innovation Bootcamp
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 Women Entrepreneurs Program
Check back monthly for worthwhile tips and resources!
Your Tough Convos Team