York Entrepreneurship Development Institute launches 80,000 sq ft. Business Acceleration Campus

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - After incubating over 100 start-ups and not-for-profit organizations who have attracted over $10 million in funding in the past 2 years, the York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) recently launched its Business Acceleration Campus. Committed to helping fuel high potential, high growth ventures, the 80,000 sq ft. facility is complete with commercial, industrial, office, educational, TV studio and theatrical spaces to serve a diverse mix of industries and needs.

Graduates from YEDI's Incubator Track, which takes place at the Executive Education Centre at the Schulich School of Business, are among the first clients of the newly opened acceleration campus conveniently located in North York. 

The Acceleration Campus aims to provide a robust co-working and educational space for ventures requiring resources past the initial incubation phase. Access to subject matter experts, broad investor base, one-on-one goal setting and on-going educational sessions are all part of the accelerator's value-added free service suite. For those looking to take residence in this new and innovative space, YEDI strongly believes in ventures retaining full ownership and does not take equity in exchange for participation. Instead, accepted ventures can choose from several space options at market value price points.

Upon acceptance, one year goals are set and reviewed on an on-going basis with program advisors to ensure participants are continuously taking their organizations to the next level.

YEDI is sector-agnostic and is currently accepting applications from both for-profit and not-for-profit ventures that are in their growth stage. Interested applicants may submit an application via www.yedinstitute.org/accelerator; all applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis and acceptance is dependent on fit and space availability.

The YEDI Acceleration Campus is located at 907 Alness Street, Toronto, ON

SOURCE York Entrepreneurship Development Institute

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For further information: Maria Konikov, 647-919-YEDI (9334), mkonikov@yedinstitute.org


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