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. 


Applications for the Boot Camp program are now open.
This eight week program will run from October 7 to November 25, 2017 (from 2:30-5:30pm) at 563 Dundas St. East, Suite 206.

If you're interested in applying, please fill out this form to get started. 

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