Ontario’s innovation landscape is continuing to grow and transform at a rapid pace. This creates a demand for early-stage, high-growth businesses to have access to incubation space and entrepreneurial expertise that can support the development of competitive products and services in service of both national and international markets.
Serving these companies and offering resources for future success is YSpace Markham. Delivered through York University, YSpace Markham provides innovators local access to advanced technologies and entrepreneurship support services. The innovation incubator offers support to startups within the York Region ecosystem that are ready to scale and achieve the next level of success. Accepted users gain access to incubation space, high-end technologies, expert mentorship, access to local events, and funding resources.
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm EST, Mentor Works will be presenting Funding 101 With Mentor Works, hosted at YSpace Markham.
During the funding workshop, Mentor Works’ Brenda Cane Blackwell will lead a detailed discussion on government funding programs available to accelerate the growth of early-stage tech innovators.
Funding 101 With Mentor Works: Event Details
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Mentor Works Business Development Executive, Brenda Cane Blackwell, will educate YSpace companies in opportunities to leverage grants and loans. Attendees will learn how to access their first government funding programs while also exploring what they need to do to become eligible for hundreds of thousands – or even millions of dollars – in government funding.
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Location: 169 Enterprise Blvd. Unit 301 Markham, ON L6G 0E7
Registration Cost: FREE for both YSpace Markham members and non-members
Attend this event to learn:
- How to align strategic priorities and prepare for funding
- When to apply for Canadian government funding
- Government funding programs for strategic projects
- Impacts and outcomes required from projects
About Mentor Works
Mentor Works’ team of Government Funding Planners™ work directly with clients to design and implement tailored solutions to support business growth. We work with Canadian businesses to develop a dynamic government funding plan that supports all areas of business investment; when used properly, this gives applicants a significant competitive advantage.
Mentor Works Keynote Speaker
Brenda Cane Blackwell
Business Development Executive
Brenda helps guide the strategic positioning of Canadian SMEs seeking market growth, enterprise digitization, and workforce development. With graduate degrees in Marketing and Business Communications, New Media Management, and Adult Education, she brings a wealth of academic and applied knowledge to the Mentor Works team. As a former member of the Team Canada Trade Mission, she has a critical understanding of how Canadian companies can develop brands for international audiences.
Brenda is respected for her boundless energy and deep impact relationships. She enjoys an active life with her family, including open water swimming, cycling, travel, and watercolour painting.