Immigrant Entrepreneur Grants

DIVERSEcity Immigrant Entrepreneur Grants

The Immigrant Entrepreneur Grants are now on hiatus, replaced with the DIVERSEcity Business Pitch Competition, launched in 2022

Becoming an entrepreneur is a brave path, much like immigration itself, and we want to celebrate the achievements of the newcomers who have gone through our Immigrant Entrepreneur Program and started their own business.

As part of our DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair, DIVERSEcity awarded three Immigrant Entrepreneur Grants (valued at $1,000 each) annually to recognize and celebrate the achievements of such inspiring immigrants who have started their own business in a new country.

The grants were awarded annually to three exceptional immigrant entrepreneurs who:

1. Demonstrated strong skills/willingness to pursue and realize their business ideas.
2. Presented the ability to network and embrace new ideas/feedback.
3. Coordinated and organized possible resources to implement their business plan.

The grants were available to businesses at any stage of operations, but preference will be given to new businesses under three years of operations and to startup companies that are just preparing to launch. The winners were chosen by a third-party selection committee organized by DIVERSEcity.

Past Immigrant Entrepreneur Grant Winners

2021 winners

The 2021 Immigrant Entrepreneur Grant Winners were:

2019 winners

The 2019 Immigrant Entrepreneur Grant Winners were: