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Investing in the success of a new generation of Canadian entrepreneurs."

“NEH (Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub) is a business launching program connecting newcomers to product testing opportunities, business ownership training and networking.”

 This program is a collaboration between Scadding Court Community Centre and The Diversity Institute  at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.  Our first cohort ran from April to June and our next session begins in September.  We are also beginning a new program called WE HUB (Women’s Entrepreneurial Hub) in October, this program is geared towards ladies with lower incomes.

 The first stage of our curriculum is working towards helping our clients become “job ready”.  Topics will include; Personal Branding, Networking, Personal Finance, Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills.  The second stage our our curriculum is focused on preparing a business plan. We will lead students through a Business Model Canvas, Developing a Value Proposition, Marketing and Further Funding Opportunities.  These courses will be covered over 8 weeks with week 9 be lead by Scadding Court Community Centre speaking to our students about testing opportunities.

 The second part of our program is our mentoring aspect.  We match each of our clients with a mentor. The time commitment is 3 hours a month (1.5 bi-weekly).  Mentors will be assigned by Ryerson based on business specific needs. Meetings and time will be determined by mentor and mentee.  This would be a 6 month commitment. Our second cohort begins on September 8th and concludes November 10th. Our goal is to make our matches early in the program to give our clients the best foundation we can provide.

If  you are interested or if you know someone who might be interested in supporting our clients. 

  1. If you know anyone who may benefit from NEH or WE Hub please contact Peter Walters.
  2. Ryerson is always in need of Business Coaches to work through a Business Canvas with our NEH Students. 
  3. One of the goals is to deepen the pool of mentors for both programs.  Ryerson is looking for mentors with experience running their own business and a bonus would be if they have experience with startups. 

Any questions, please contact :
Peter Walters
Entrepreneurship Training Coordinator
Summer Company/Newcomer Entrepreneurial Hub
Ryerson University

P:1-416-979-5000 ext. 543459
E: peter.walters@ryerson.ca

Summer Company @ Ryerson University
W: https://www.ryerson.ca/summercompany

Newcomers Entrepreneurial Hub
W: http://www.scaddingcourt.org/neh

Mailing Address: 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3
Office Address: Room 709, 415 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2E7

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