ESE Idea Accelerator

By mmuise
Description:

The ESE Idea Accelerator program supports individual entrepreneurs and organizations to develop new, high-potential, employment social enterprises ideas. Employment social enterprises are businesses that create inclusive employment opportunities for people facing barriers to the labour market. The program offers participants the chance to strengthen their ESE ideas through four interactive workshops and peer support. Participants may also have the opportunity to pitch for a 'Catalyzing Grant' of up to $7,500.


Comments on Funding:

No funding provided.

Participants may also have the opportunity to pitch for a 'Catalyzing Grant' of up to $7,500.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be individuals and organizations in Peel, Toronto and York Region with an interest in exploring the development of an employment social enterprise that will create employment opportunities for people facing barriers to the labour market;
  • have a member of their team attending all workshops of the Accelerator;
  • plan to operate their ESE idea in Peel, Toronto, or York Region.
Application Steps:

Applicants:

1. must complete both the ESE 101 webinar and ESE 201 workshop in order to participate in the Accelerator;

2. are encouraged to attend the Accelerator Info Webinar to can learn more about the Accelerator program.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

The 10th cohort of the ESE Idea Accelerator is scheduled for Fall 2022, with applications due October 10, 2022.

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mmuise