Founder Fundamentals: Bootstrapping (Grants & Loans)

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Founder Fundamentals is an 11-week workshop series designed to help you kickstart your entrepreneurial career.

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Interested in building your entrepreneurial skills to launch your startup?

Founder Fundamentals is an 11-week workshop series brought to you by LaunchYU and Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC) designed to help you kickstart your entrepreneurial career.

Whether you are a professional services company, brick and mortar or technology startup, the program aims to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Spanning across topics such as Business Plan Writing, Bootstrapping, and Setting up a Shopify Store, this program provides a wide range of learning. The program also connects you with local resources for potential next steps as you progress in your entrepreneurial ventures.

Participants who attend at least 9 out of the 11 workshops will get a Certificate of Achievement, illustrating their dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.

About this Workshop:

There are multiple avenues to fundraise for a startup. The media constantly talks about equity financing rounds but there are very few highlights on potential grants and loans that allow you to keep the equity within your company. As we like to say, you only own 100% of your company once in your life! Don’t give it up too easily! We are excited to present the Grants & Loans session where we will have Futurpreneur and the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) share some options of non-equity financing options for early stage startups!

This workshop aims to cover the following items:

  • The difference between equity financing and debt financing
  • Platforms that enable you to be aware of grants & when they are available i.e. mentorworks and funding portal
  • How to prepare for a grant application & what are the key things to consider (do's and don’ts)
  • Futurpreneur & VBEC’s offerings

Speakers: Faaria Wali, Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur Canada

Lindsay Davidson, Small Business Advisor, City of Vaughan

*Zoom link will be accessible in your Order Confirmation page emailed to you after registration (click on "Go to Online Event").

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