YorkU launches new entrepreneurship institute

July 18, 2013

The Schulich School of Business at York University has announced the launch of a new entrepreneurship institute, with the first cohort of participants to begin this September. The York Entrepreneurship Development Institute will accept 20 fellows who fall into either a for-profit track or a not-for-profit track. Program director Dana Ayrapetyan says they are aiming to help the not-for-profit sector become more self-sufficient. Ayrapetyan says “developing a stronger entrepreneurial culture around socially-motivated ventures is important for that reason.” Schulich’s new institute is part of a long list of new entrepreneurship programs and accelerators created by universities in the last few years. Some recent examples include a new university-wide entrepreneurship course at UBC, the new Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at uCalgary, and a multi-institutional entrepreneurship centre currently being built in Montreal. Yonge Street Media