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What Is YCEO?

Do you have a business idea but aren’t quite sure where to start or whether it’s worth pursuing? Then YCEO is the right program for you. YCEO will help you to understand what it means to be an entrepreneur and what to do in order to validate your idea. Through the program, you will receive:

  • Relevant and hands-on business training materials and tools
  • Peer mentorship for your specific business idea
  • Guidance on how to present your idea to business owners, guest speakers, and pitch competition judging panels
  • An ‘in-the-streets’ walkthrough that will give you a first-hand look into the art of doing business
  • A chance to win a $500 business grant
  • A chance to receive up to $1,000 towards professional development

What Others Say:

I have learned so much from YCEO. It has pushed me to become the business owner that I have always wanted to become. It has taught me not to give up or be scared to do something just because you have never done it before.” – Sumayyah, BITS YCEO participant, 2017


“This program was amazing and really helped me to take the push I needed to make my business a reality. The instructor and the mentors were awesome and really knew what they were talking about!” – Julia, BITS YCEO participant, 2017

Is This Program for You?

Meet the following criteria:

  • Are aged between 18 to 34
  • Are a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen
  • Have a personal net income of less than $35,000 per year

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