SEEC-supported organization honoured at the World Incubation Summit
The York Entrepreneurship Development Institute has once again been ranked among the World Top Business Accelerators by UBI Global. The award was presented to YEDI for exceptional achievements in value creation for client start-ups, value for the local ecosystem and overall attractiveness as an accelerator.
“The secret of our success is a great team, amazing partners and ambitious goals,” said Marat Ressin, YEDI president, who accepted the award on YEDI’s behalf in Doha, Qatar on Nov. 6.
Within six years, YEDI has helped more than 550 entrepreneurs from around the world grow and achieve their business objectives by providing education, mentorship and resources. YEDI alumni have proven to be innovative and resilient, leading to the highest survival rate in the industry: 87 per cent post program completion.
Since its inception, YEDI has been committed to the goal of educating and supporting entrepreneurs both at home in Canada and around the world. In 2019, the YEDI VC Fund became an officially designated VC fund by the Government of Canada under its Start-Up Visa Immigration Program, allowing international ventures to grow and flourish in Canada along with YEDI’s guidance.
In partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), Schulich School of Business at York University, YEDI continues to develop its educational programs, creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs to obtain knowledge from world-renowned and experienced instructors and key industry leaders.
SEEC works with YEDI on two programs aimed at international entrepreneurs and start-up businesses:
- YEDI – International Program for Entrepreneurs and Start-Up Businesses (14 days)
- York Entrepreneurship Development Institute – Incubator Program (16 weeks)
York Entrepreneurship Development Institute is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry in order to build and accelerate successful businesses and efficient not-for-profit organizations. YEDI is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start-up process. YEDI guides innovators to refine their ideas and create tested proof of concepts that are attractive to investors and will benefit Canadian society.
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