Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator

Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator

Plan, launch and grow your business or side hustle!

If you’re an immigrant or BIPOC aspiring entrepreneur, we’ll guide your entrepreneurial journey and help you navigate the small business landscape! The Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator is a free, 24+ week self-employment training program, networking hub and business incubation platform rolled into one.

Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator registration is open!

Join us for the Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator and take advantage of our tailored cohorts designed to fit your schedule and needs! Whether you prefer in-person or online sessions, we have an option for you:

Cohort 1: Saturdays, 10 am –1 pm, starting June 8, 2024, at DIVERSEcity Surrey Community Campus (13455 76 Avenue, Surrey, BC).

Cohort 2: Tuesdays, 5–7 pm, starting June 11, 2024, at Beta Collective Burnaby.

Cohort 3 (fast track): Thursdays, 5–6pm, starting June 20, 2024, Online via MS Teams, tailored for individuals with basic business plans or existing businesses.

Ready to transform your business idea into reality? Register online here. 

For more information, email selfemployment@dcrs.ca.

Why Choose Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator?

  • Tailored support and resources for immigrant and BIPOC entrepreneurs.
  • A supportive learning environment with expert mentorship.
  • Opportunities to showcase your business at our annual Entrepreneurship & Small Business Fair and business pitch events.

Entrepreneur program overview

We help you plan, launch and grow your business in the following three phases.

1. Business Plan Writing Circle

In our Business Plan Writing Circle (weeks 1–12), you will be able to :

  • Explore business ideas and define your products or services
  • Identify your target customers, conduct market research and do competitor analysis
  • Develop comprehensive business plans covering marketing, sales, operations and finances
  • Learn about business structures and the registration process
  • Network with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and earn a Certificate of Completion

2. Business Startup Bootcamp

Once you’re ready to put your business planning into action, you can take part in our Business Startup Bootcamp (weeks 13–24). You will be able to:

  • Present your business pitch Dragons’ Den style to a panel of experts
  • Establish operational processes, including product development, branding, marketing and sales
  • Receive ongoing support to start selling at local marketplaces or online

3. One-on-One Self-Employment Support

  • Benefit from personalized guidance on various aspects of entrepreneurship
  • Explore new business ideas, conduct market research and refine business plans
  • Navigate business registration and understand financial loan options
  • Join support networks like Diversepreneur Network or Infinity Womenpreneurs

Register now

Don’t miss this opportunity to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey with the Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator! Join us and let’s build your business success story together.

Registration for the program is now open here. To learn more,  email selfemployment@dcrs.ca.


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