Not Applicable

Type of Program:



YEDI accepts 15 entrepreneurs per cohort. Selected entrepreneurs participate in sessions facilitated by YEDI professors and instructors, providing a solid foundation in business theory and economics. They also participate in sessions that will prepare them for real-life application of theory to achieve inspiration, ideation, and implementation.

Comments on Funding:

Upon program completion, graduates are eligible to apply for seed funding and/or VC funding through YEDI’s Venture Capital fund.
Funding is intended for early-stage opportunities in the start-up validation stage, when the scientific, technical and commercial merit, as well as the feasibility of the applicant’s product or service has been determined.

When It Ends:



February 1st, 2022


Applicants must:

  • be start-ups from any industry;
  • be the founder; co-founder(s) of any adult age or background;
  • have a unique and innovative idea that is in raw, seed, early, or growth stage;
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 

Applications Steps:


Applicants must submit an online application form.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:

  1. 1
    the completed application form ;
  2. 2
    any relevant documents that validate or verify the context of their idea, e.g. market research, patent confirmation, etc.

Other Things to Note:

Next program dates: March 14th – June 29th, 2022.

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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