“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.
Any questions, please contact :
P:1-416-979-5000 ext. 543459
Summer Company @ Ryerson University
Newcomers Entrepreneurial Hub
Mailing Address: 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3