Social entrepreneurs to benefit from new YorkU accelerator

April 8, 2016

York University has announced that budding social entrepreneurs in the York Region will have a new way to build their social ventures into viable companies. The Social Venture Pipeline will be a four-and-a-half month accelerated learning program followed by a three-month incubator designed to take participants’ socially conscious business ventures to market. “Entrepreneurs who are accepted into the Social Venture Pipeline program will benefit from research expertise and mentorship, as well as opportunities to learn more about social issues important to York Region,” said YorkU Vice-President Research and Innovation Robert Haché. The initiative will be run through the communityBUILD, an ongoing collaboration between York University, Seneca College, ventureLAB, United Way Toronto, and the York Region. YorkU