Our Outstanding Graduates

Meet some of our outstanding graduates. They have come from different cultural and educational backgrounds. Yet what they all have in common is the passion, the dream and determination to succeed. Get inspired by their amazing stories! 

The Creative Ninja gets training and a $5,000 boost from BITS! Read Mathew's story here!

The Creative Ninja gets training and a $5,000 boost from BITS! Read Mathew's story here!

“The. Experience. Blew. Me. away. Having access to the combined business knowledge and support of my program peers, the mentors, my assigned mentor and the program staff really gave me a sense of community and family that wanted me to accomplish something and succeed.”

— Matthew Young, The Creative Ninja
 
BITS helps local entrepreneur map road to success. Read Jennifer's story here!

BITS helps local entrepreneur map road to success. Read Jennifer's story here!

“BITS helped me get set up so that I am in a position where I can start working for myself. Without this program my business would not be ready to launch. [My experience] was extremely valuable and practical –much better than going back to school.”

— Jennifer Johnston, Inspirit Cartographics
 
BITS Takes Tasty Tadka from idea to Launch in 8 Weeks! Click on the picture to read Madhuri's story!

BITS Takes Tasty Tadka from idea to Launch in 8 Weeks! Click on the picture to read Madhuri's story!

“The program gave me confidence to go ahead with my idea, and also gave me a true mentorship and much needed financial support. BITS helped me develop a viable platform for my business, learn invaluable skills and access networks that will guide me in the future! ”

— Madhuri Patel, Tasty Tadka Inc.
 
Justice Achampong, The Founder of Ananse. Click on the picture to read Justice's Story. 

Justice Achampong, The Founder of Ananse. Click on the picture to read Justice's Story. 

“I can’t thank BITS enough for their support which is a huge vote of confidence. They look at character and drive, and that’s something that was sorely needed in the area of youth entrepreneurship. I loved the mentors, the coaching, and the focus on managing money.”

— Justice Achampong, Ananse
 
“BITS taught us to dream big which eventually led us to register our business—receiving the SPARK fund and getting the Ignite Capital grant. A big thank you from the Cuppycake Sisters for believing in us when no one else would!”
— Sana Arshad, Cuppycake Sisters
 

”BITS offers quality training and support through mentors that push each program member to become successful within their industry. A very special thanks to BITS and Ignite Capital for helping to make a dream come true!”
— Rohan Facey, Print Knight
 

”Our biggest challenge so far has been a lack of finances. Having this start up fund will help with marketing and advertising—enabling us to have a greater presence in the industry.”
— Meranda Brown, MiMe's DollHouse