BITS BOOT CAMP

 

Summer 2018 Applications Are Open Until August 3, 2018

"Do. Or do not. There is no try."

—Yoda

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 age 34 and under 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 business 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