YSpace Georgina Entrepreneurship Hub

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YSpace Georgina Entrepreneurship Hub

The Town of Georgina and East Gwillimbury have partnered with York University’s premier entrepreneurship hub, YSpace, to offer a suite of programs supporting businesses in their home communities. This partnership leverages existing facilities and programs to create an ecosystem that supports coworking and collaboration, fostering new business development as well as personal and professional development for recent and seasoned entrepreneurs. Participants have access to free training, both online and in person, mentorship and co-working space for collaboration. 

Since 2021, Georgina’s partnership with East Gwillimbury and York University has provided support to hundreds of new and existing entrepreneurs. Learn about some of their success stories in our blog

“The support I’ve been getting from YSpace is so great that I feel like I’m literally being led by the hand to get to where I need, and it can’t get better than that… I feel very fortunate to be in a community where people feel so strongly about helping each other,” said Jacinta, owner of Jacinta Healing Arts and YSpace participant.

YSpace Georgina eligibility

Programs are open to entrepreneurs 18+ who reside in northern York Region, primarily in East Gwillimbury, Georgina, the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nations and the surrounding area.


Idea Consultations

Free one-on-one consultation services that connect entrepreneurs with YSpace’s entrepreneurship team to understand how the entrepreneurial ecosystem can help your idea come to life. The program provides free one-on-one consultation with a business professional, a defined roadmap aligned to your unique needs and access to additional support or mentorship.

Business Foundations

This free-of-charge educational workshop series covers topics such as Market Research and Idea Validation, Building a Business Plan, Setting-Up Business Operations and Business Financial Fundamentals. Additionally, individuals who attend at least seven out of the nine workshops, will receive an Innovation York Certificate of Completion, illustrating your dedication to learning about the essentials of launching a successful business.

Peer-to-Peer

Join TechConnex, local entrepreneurs, and business owners in-person for a peer-to-peer session. This program is where fast-growth technology company leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives can come together to exchange information that will help them expand their businesses. Peer group participants generate lasting relationships through meeting regularly to network, learn, and lead their organizations to achieve even greater business success. In order for us to effectively support you in this program, we recommend booking an Idea Consultation session with us first.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

The EIR Program connects local participants within the communities of Georgina and East Gwillimbury with seasoned entrepreneurs who have diverse industry expertise. Our experienced mentors will work closely with you, providing personalized guidance and support to help grow your business and drive its success. In order for us to effectively support you in this program, we recommend booking an Idea Consultation session with us first.

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Dive into the ultimate co-working environment to ignite your business goals!

Join us from Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and unlock endless opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and growth. Whether you're a startup founder, a freelance visionary or a established entrepreneur, our doors are wide open to assist your journey.

Phone: 905-955-8295

Address: 1 Market St., Sutton, ON L0E 1R0

Negin Khorasani, Business Entrepreneurship Coordinator at YSpace Georgina

nkhorasani@georgina.ca

Karina Scott, Business Entrepreneurship Assistant at YSpace Georgina

kscott@georgina.ca


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8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.