DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair 2019

Plan, launch and grow your own business

Held annually in Surrey, BC, during Small Business Month since 2016, the DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair, sponsored by TD Bank, is back for 2019!

Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Where: Surrey, BC

What you’ll find at the fair

  • Informative presentations and workshops by entrepreneurial experts
  • Exhibitor booths of organizations who offer self-employment and small business information and resources
  • Business showcase of local immigrant entrepreneurs
  • One-on-one advice to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey
  • Networking, refreshments, entertainment

Who’s the fair for?

The free fair is open to all budding entrepreneurs with a special focus on helping diverse communities such as immigrants get the knowledge and tools they need to plan, launch and grow their own business in Canada.

How will the fair help me?

Whether you want to explore small business ideas or become self-employed, this event can help you:

  • Explore business ideas
  • Learn from other entrepreneurs
  • Get information on the basics of starting a business
  • Learn about financing options for your business
  • Get help on writing a business plan
  • Get tips on marketing your business
  • And much more …

Be a sponsor or exhibitor

Want to participate in the 2019 DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur and Small Business Fair as a diamond sponsor, grant sponsor or exhibitor? Contact selfemployment@dcrs.ca for a sponsorship package.

Program made possible with generous support from TD Community Banking

Immigrant Entrepreneur Grants

As part of our Immigrant Entrepreneur Program and DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society awards three Immigrant Entrepreneur Grants each valued at $1,000.

The grants are awarded to three exceptional immigrant entrepreneurs who have:

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 are available to businesses at any stage of operations, but preference will be given to new businesses under three years of operations, and to start-up companies that are just preparing to launch. The winners are chosen by a third-party selection committee organized by DIVERSEcity. We will announce our Immigrant Entrepreneur Grant Recipients for 2019 at the fair.

Want to apply? Fill out our Immigrant Entrepreneur Grant Application Form. Email the completed form to selfemployment@dcrs.ca.

Past grant winners
Read about the 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Grant recipients here.