Once-Through Cooling (OTC) System Replacement Incentive Program

  York Region offers simple water audits for small and medium size businesses. Participating businesses will receive information on estimated water savings from recommended opportunities identified, including access to OTC System Replacement Incentive. Financial incentives of up to $3,000 are available for facilities to replace OTC system (i.e., condensing units, ice machines) with equivalent water efficient equipment. York Region will verify eligibility and completion

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Starter Company – Welcomes Carlin Jessop and Marcus Schwan!

Carlin Jessop Kalos Creations Kalos Creations (KC) owned and operated by Carlin Jessop provides clients with top quality makeup and hair styling services. Carlin strives to deliver service that surpasses clients’ expectations and focuses on personalizing their experience. Clients will have an experience where they feel pampered, thus increasing their overall enjoyment. Products used are high quality and salon approved.
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York Region developing Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy to enhance thriving agricultural economy

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York, with the support of the York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group, is developing an agriculture and agri-food strategy to provide direction for the long-term growth of the agricultural and food production sector in York Region. Producers, processors and other food production-chain members in York Region are encouraged to participate and provide input through

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Ontario Launches Challenge to Support Innovation and Growth for Business

Partnering With Businesses to Provide Innovative Government Services March 1, 2017 9:21 A.M. Ontario is inviting small- and medium-sized businesses to develop, test and demonstrate innovative solutions to challenges that will enhance government programs and services across the province. Through the Small Business Innovation Challenge, Ontario is seeking innovative technological solutions for two challenges: Allowing people to prove who they

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Starter Company – Welcomes Dashmir Bylykbashi!

Congratulations to another YSBEC Starter Company applicant – Dashmir Bylykbashi.  He will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help him launch or expand business operations. Dashmir Bylykbashi Dash Studios Dash Studios is a disk-jockey (DJ) company that provides services across southern Ontario for the last 2 years. The company is owned and operated by Dashmir Bylykbashi. The company specializes
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Dragons’ Den Auditions are now open!

It’s time for all aspiring entrepreneurs to get their business pitches ready for a chance to be a part of Dragons’ Den’s incredible 12th season on CBC. Our producers will once again head coast to coast on the multi-city audition tour in search of the country’s best businesses in need of a Dragon investment.

The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development. Hopeful entrepreneurs should prepare to pitch their concept to the Dragons’ Den producers in five minutes or less. If they show the producers they have what it takes to pitch in the Den, they could be invited to Toronto to face the Dragons.

While attendance at the audition tour is not mandatory, in order to better your chances on being selected to appear on the show, we encourage you to come out and audition!

Click here to apply for Dragons’ Den!

Producers will be on the lookout for entrepreneurs in the following cities:

Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Toronto, ON at CBC Toronto (25 John St.)
Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Fort McMurray, AB at Radisson Fort McMurray (435 Gregoire Dr.)
Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Richmond, BC at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus (8771 Lansdowne Rd)
Feb. 15,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – North Bay, ON at Canadore College (100 College Drive)
Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Edmonton, AB at MacEwan University (10910 104 Ave NW) in the Robbins Health Learning Centre (Building Nine)
Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Nanaimo, BC at Best Western Dorchester Hotel (70 Church Street)
Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Windsor, ON at Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce (2575 Ouellette Place)
Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Calgary, AB at Mount Royal University (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) in EA Building/ Faculty of Arts
Feb.18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – London, ON at The Windermere Manor (200 Collip Circle)
Feb.18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Vancouver, BC at Century Plaza (1015 Burrard Street)
Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Collingwood, ON at Blue Mountain Conference Centre (110 Jozo Weider Blvd), use Entrance #3
Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Belleville, ON at Loyalist College (376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road) in classroom 2H10
Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Kingston, ON at Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre (1550 Princess Street)
Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Barrie, ON at Georgian College (1 Georgian Drive) in the M Building
Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Montreal, QC, La Citadelle residence (410 Sherbrooke Street West) in the third floor conference rooms
Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Ottawa, ON at Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown (350 Dalhousie Street)
March 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Grande Prairie, AB at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Grande Prairie-Conference Centre (9816 107 Street)
March 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Oshawa, ON at Durham College (2000 Simcoe Street North)
March 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Fredericton, NB at Crowne Plaza (659 Queen Street Fredericton)
March 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Abbotsford, BC at Quality Hotel & Conference Centre (36035 North Parallel Road)
March 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Charlottetown, PE at CBC PEI (430 University Avenue)
March 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Halifax, NS at CEED Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (7071 Bayers Road)
March 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hamilton, ON at Mohawk College (135 Fennell Ave. W) in Room i109
March 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Vancouver, BC at Century Plaza (1015 Burrard Street)
March 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Kitchener, ON at Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo (105 King Street E.)
March 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kelowna, BC at Okanagan College, Kelowna Campus (1000 KLO Road) in the Centre For Learning – E building
March 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Calgary, AB at Mount Royal University (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW) in EA Building/ Faculty of Arts
March 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Victoria, BC at Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour (728 Humboldt St)
March 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Guelph, ON at Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre (50 Stone Road West)
March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Quebec City, QC at Morrin Centre (44 Chaussée des Écossais)
March 18 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Montreal, QC, La Citadelle residence (410 Sherbrooke Street West) in the third floor conference rooms
March 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Regina, SK at DoubleTree by Hilton Regina (1975 Broad St.)
March 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Saskatoon, SK at University of Saskatchewan (#129 – 116 Research Drive) in the Wilson Catalyst Centre
March 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Niagara Falls, ON at Scotiabank Convention Centre (6815 Stanley Avenue) in Meeting Room 206
March 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Winnipeg, MB at CBC Manitoba (541 Portage Ave)
April 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Toronto, ON at CBC Toronto (25 John St.)

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Artrepreneur: Applications Now Open!

Applications For Cohort 4 Now Open! Deadline for Applications: Monday, March 13, 2017 by Midnight Duration of Program: In Class: Wednesday Evenings May 3 – August 2, 2017, Expo: September 2017 Click here to apply for Artrepreneur Cohort 4 About Artrepreneur Artrepreneur is a program designed to equip independent artists, arts administrators and creative entrepreneurs with vital business skills needed for success across all

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Starter Company – Welcomes Victoria Fenninger and Samantha Lahonen!

Congratulations to two more YSBEC’s successful Starter Company applicants – Victoria Fenninger and Samantha Lahonen.  These youth entrepreneurs will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help them launch or expand business operations. Victoria Fenninger Fenninger Racing Inc. Fenninger Racing Inc. is an Alpine Ontario Alpin sanctioned ski race club that offers race training at Sir Sam's in Haliburton and at Earl Bales Park in
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Starter Company – Welcomes Heather Loduca

Congratulations to another YSBEC’s successful Starter Company applicant – Heather Loduca.  This youth entrepreneur will now receive business training, mentorship and grant money to help her launch or expand business operations. Heather Loduca Crown + Pride Heather Loduca is the owner of Crown + Pride (C+P) an incorporated online women's clothing business. The strengths of her product are that they are great quality, fashion forward,
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Mount Albert (East Gwillimbury) Millennial Starts Her Own Fashion Company

Whatever you do, don’t box Heather Loduca in. Not every 26-year-old launches their own business, but for Loduca it was the most natural thing to do. The Aurora native turned Mount Albert resident comes from a family of entrepreneurs, so when she launched her clothing company, Crown + Pride, late last year she was simply following through on her long

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