Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator

Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator

Small business information, resources and workshops for immigrants and BIPOC entrepreneurs

If you’re an immigrant or BIPOC emerging entrepreneur, we’ll guide your small business journey! The Diverse Entrepreneurs Business Incubator is an 18+ week self-employment training program, networking and support system, and business incubation platform rolled into one.

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

1. Business Plan Writing Circle

In our eight-week Business Plan Writing Circle, you will be able to :

  • Explore business ideas, and define your products or services
  • Identify your target customers, do market research and competitor analysis
  • Learn the basics of a business plan and develop marketing, sales, operational and financial plans, including cash flow projections
  • Learn about business structures and the business registration process
  • Meet other immigrant entrepreneurs
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion after completing the eight sessions

2. Business Startup Bootcamp

Once you’re ready to put your business planning into action, you can take part in our 10-week Business Startup Bootcamp. You will be able to:

  • Present your business pitch Dragons’ Den style to a panel of experts
  • Start creating business operation processes, such as product development, branding, marketing, sales, customer service, production, logistics and accounting procedures
  • Start selling at local marketplaces or online, with our ongoing support

3. One-on-One Self-Employment Support

  • Get personalized, ongoing support from our self-employment specialists. We can help you further explore business ideas, do market research, write a business plan, register your business, understand financial loan options, learn about marketing, sales and operational plans, and much more.
  • Receive ongoing support from other entrepreneurs through our Immipreneur Network or Infinity Womenpreneurs.

This program is currently on pause. To learn more,  email selfemployment@dcrs.ca.