Founder Fundamentals - Grant Writing for Startups

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YSpace is partnering with 4 local Small Business Enterprise Centres to host a 12-week educational program for startups and entrepreneurs.

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Founder Fundamentals is Going Virtual!

We recognize the growing concerns around COVID-19 and deeply value the safety of the public and our speakers. Hence we've decided to deliver the remainder of this program virtually until operations are back to normal.

The instructions are simple. You can register on Eventbrite as normal. Every week we will be emailing the LIVE web-conference link to registered attendants 60 minutes prior to the session. You can still engage and interact with the session, from the comfort of your own home!

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About Founder Fundamentals

YSpace, York University’s innovation hub is partnering with the Markham Small Business Centre (MSBC), Richmond Hill Small Business Enterprise Centre (RHSBEC), Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC), York Small Business Enterprise Centre (YSBEC) to host a 12-week educational program called Founders Fundamentals.

Founders Fundamental is a regional program designed to help you kick start 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 social media marketing, to grant writing, to bootstrapping and more this program provides a wide range of learning. In addition, the program connects you with local resources within your municipality such as your local Small Business Centres and more. Individuals that complete all 12-weeks of learning will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion from YSpace.

About the Workshop

Join Leyton, Global Innovation Funding Specialists, and learn how to fund your innovation through grant options, SR&ED and more! This workshop will cover:

  • Tax Credits Vs. Grants
  • What affects your chances of success?
  • Grant options
  • SR&ED
  • Innovation incentives abroad

About the Presenter

Marc Yan has a passion for bringing diverse people of different expertise in order to drive growth and mutually benefit each other. He builds strong partnerships amongst these teams to facilitate scaling of their businesses.

He has spent the last 7 years growing his skillsets in strategic partnership and business development, and has worked with clients in several industries such as Technology, CPG and Telecommunications. Currently working as a Business Development Manager at Leyton Canada, outside of work his passions includes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and travelling to new places.

Leyton - Global Innovation Funding Specialists. Businesses need help to unleash the potential that is latent within them. Yet too often they struggle to find a like-minded partner, who shares the same goals – to evolve and grow. Leyton is that partner.

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