EnterpRlSEing Youth Plus is right for you if you are an aspiring entrepreneur under 30 and you self-identify as having experienced mental health and/or addiction challenges.

EnterpRlSEing Youth Plus is a hybrid program that combines the accessibility and flexibility of online learning with virtual support and coaching.

What does the program include?

  • Online Learning: Complete 15 online learning modules that cover all the topics you need to develop a lean business plan
  • Coaching: Gain support from your peers and business coaches over 4 virtual in-class workshops
  • Financing: Once you graduate, you will receive a $300 start-up grant. You may be eligible to apply for a low-interest small business loan from Rise if you need additional start-up funds.

What are the benefits?

  • Business development: Gain the skills and confidence to develop your idea and launch your business.
  • Networking & Coaching: Network with like-minded individuals and build connections with local entrepreneurs and experienced business professionals.
  • Financing: Successful grads can apply for a low-interest startup business loans through Rise.

Program Details:

Where: Virtual delivery of EnterpRISEing Youth Plus is offered across Canada.

When: Rise will offer 6 cohorts of the EnterpRISEing Youth Plus program from September 2020 – April 2021.

  • September 15 – November 6th, 2020 (9.30am-11.30am ET) – Tuesday
    • **Applications closing September 11th**
  • October 6th – November 24th, 2020 – (5:00pm-7:00pm PT) – Tuesday
  • October 20th – December 11th, 2020 (6.30pm-8.30pm ET) – Wednesday

Cost: The program is free of charge for all participants.

Program Eligibility:

  • Have a practical idea to start or grow your own for-profit small business (any size, full or part-time)​
  • Self-identify as having experienced mental health and/or addiction issue​
  • Have difficulty accessing traditional bank financing for your small business​
  • Be between the ages of 16 to 29​

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