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Now Accepting BIZ Futures Program Applications

TBDC is accepting applications for their Biz Futures Self-Employment Program. Designed to help people with disabilities launch their own businesses, this program is supported by the Ontario Disability Support Program – Employment Supports (ODSP-ES).

This robust program covers business setup, marketing and sales, financials and business
operations. Participants complete a comprehensive business plan during the initial phase of the
program. On-going advisory support is provided as clients build and implement their business
plans.

The program is presently delivered virtually from TBDC’s Front Street West office. To participate
in the program, individuals:

  • complete a program application
  • meet with the program manager to review the viability of the proposed business idea
  • and go over the program elements
  • obtain an ODSP-ES program referral

For more information about the BIZ Futures Program and how it could benefit you, please contact TBDC’s Program Manager at bizfutures@tbdc.com or call TBDC at 416-345-9437.

About Us

The program is sponsored by the Ontario Disability Support Program – Employment Supports (ODSP-ES) and has assisted persons with disabilities in Toronto with business planning and advisory supports for over 2 decades.

Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) is Toronto’s oldest incubator. Since its inception in 1990, it has helped over 9,000 businesses start and scale up in the GTA. TBDC is a designated partner for the Start-up Visa Program by the Government of Canada and was recently selected to deliver the Entrepreneur Pilot for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

PRESS RELEASE: StartupWind partners with TBDC to provide eligible start-ups with a fast-track process for Startup Visa Program Canada

StartupWind, Inc and Toronto Business Development Centre(TBDC) announced their partnership for StartupWind Global Accelerator program that will help startups across the globe to tap into Silicon Valley ecosystem and the eligible finalists would be fast tracked for startup VISA program Canada.

Cupertino California, March 9th, 2021 – StartupWind Inc, and Toronto Business Development Centre(TBDC) announced their partnership today for StartupWind Global accelerator program that will help in accelerating the growth and expansion of the selected global startups in the North American market.

The selected startups will benefit from:

  • Up to $10,000 in saving in fees as StartupWind and TBDC are offering the Global Accelerator program for FREE for the inaugural cohort.
  • Connection to Silicon Valley mentors with a wide range of functional, industry and technological domain expertise.
  • 35+ video-based entrepreneurship courses by StartupWind entrepreneurs updated with the ever-evolving business landscapes.
  • Potential of exposure to 400+ accredited investors on StartupWind platform.
  • World-class tools and frameworks provided by the StartupWind Innovation platform.
  • TBDC will screen and interview companies using TBDC’s established due diligence process for Startup Visa and Soft-Landing Program and fast track eligible startups from StartupWind’s Global Accelerator program for StartupWind Visa Program Canada.
  • For the selected candidates for the Startup Visa program, will provide selected clients with the following support:
    • access to one-on-one mentor sessions via TBDC’s mentors as TBDC’s Program Clients
    • access to TBDC’s networking events as and when such events shall from time to time be held
    • access to TBDC’s investor network
    • use of the designated premises for the sole purpose of conducting the Program

Neha Bahl, CEO at Toronto Business Development Centre(TBDC) said,
“At TBDC we’re helping grow the next wave of tech start-ups in Toronto. StartupWind platform, Global Accelerator coupled with TBDC’s startup visa program provides a unique opportunity for global startups to expand their footprint and accelerate business growth.”

Esha Chopra, Director Strategy and Marketing of Toronto Business Development Centre(TBDC) said,
“We are excited about our partnership with StartupWind. The platform’s global reach to over 25,000 innovators, best-in-class innovation tools and world-class entrepreneurship courses are synergistic to TBDC’s startup programs and will help the growth of our selected startups.”

Naren Patil, the Founder & CEO of StartupWind said,
“Our Global Accelerator program is designed to bring Silicon Valley & Wall Street expertise to promising global start-ups. The intense structure of the program covers all aspects of the entrepreneurial journey and will help selected global startups accelerate their growth. Our accelerator program coupled with TBDC will open up a door to the large North American market for the promising global startups.”

About StartupWind, Inc

Headquartered in Cupertino, California, StartupWind unveils a new way to connect, ideate, mentor, and scale startups and SMBs. StartupWind provides a comprehensive platform for startups and SMB entrepreneurs to scale their businesses and make an impact. StartupWind has been delivering an impact to about 25,000 users and 5,000 SMBs affiliated to over 100 universities across 100 countries in the world. It is helping universities and states to scale their tech startups and SMB economic development programs by delivering the AI-powered Innovation Platform that offers tools for ideation, customer discovery, business model canvas, business planning, competitions, mentoring, and learning management system.

Please visit www.startupwind.com for more information.

About Toronto Business Development Centre(TBDC)

Toronto Business Development Centre(TBDC) offers support for launching, growing, and scaling start-ups. Their motto is to help grow the next wave of tech start-ups in Toronto through its Start-up Visa Program. TBDC is the first start-up incubator in Toronto. TBDC offers access to key resources such as business advisory support and a professional environment to establish your business. TBDC motivates entrepreneurial-minded individuals from diverse communities to develop their business plans and to effectively start up their companies through a variety of tailored programs. TBDC and its affiliate organizations provide advisory support to young student entrepreneurs, individuals currently receiving social assistance, and persons with disabilities.

Please visit www.tbdc.com for more information.

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This release was originally published by StartupWind here

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