BITS Boot Camp


If you have a tested idea, product or service, but have little experience in planning or operating a small business, we might be able to help you. BITS Boot Camp helps qualified, emerging entrepreneurs develop their idea into an actionable plan and access start-up financing.

Are you the right fit?

Priority for the BITS Boot Camp is given to under-, unemployed and low-income applicants under 34 from the City of Toronto's Neighborhood Improvement Areas. Applicants are assessed both on their personal and business profiles, including; current business size, stage and viability, as well as your personal character, income and employment status.


What the BITS Boot Camp offers:

  • 8 interactive 3-hour group sessions including a pitch presentation to a panel of business experts
  • Individual, hands-on support from a designated business peer mentor
  • Essential business concepts and skills development
  • Guest speakers and networking opportunities

What you'll get out of it:

  • Refined business plan
  • New skills, knowledge and connections
  • Graduation certificate upon successful completion 
  • Access to BITS Bucks Micro Finance Program for up to $5,000 in start-up financing and additional business supports. 

Click on the picture to read Madhuri's success story! 

Click on the picture to read Madhuri's success story! 

I loved the mentors, the coaching, and the focus on managing money. I can’t thank BITS enough for their support. . BITS gave me hope, it gave me the tools, guidance and financial resources to monetize my purpose.
— Justice, Boot Camp Participant
Great program! The best program so far in my career path.
— BITS Boot Camp Participant