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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Bruce County Launches Entrepreneur Opportunity Network

Bruce County | by Robyn Garvey  

Partnership with Ryerson University to foster regional economic development.

Bruce County is now offering Entrepreneur Opportunity Network (EON) programming through a partnership with Ryerson University.  

The goal is to foster regional economic development.

Bruce County is one of ten communities across Ontario to participate in this unique partnership with Ryerson University.

The free program is open to Bruce County entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 29.

The partnership provides local entrepreneurs the opportunity to access Ryerson training, resources and networking opportunities until March 31st, 2021.

On Thursday (April 4th) the County and Ryerson launched the EON Training Program.

So far a dozen entrepreneurs have signed up, but there are still a number of spaces open for those who want to access this free training.

Over the last ten years, Spokesperson Katlynn Sverko says Ryerson has developed an award winning and internationally recognized entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem.

She says the EON program gives partner communities access to this network through three programs: the EON Training Program, the EON Incubator Program and the EON Accelerator Program.

Economic Development Officer Manpreet Kaur Sangha is very excited that young Bruce County entrepreneurs will be able to benefit from the Ryerson’s entrepreneurial expertise.

The EON program provides: 
-Access to 100 Steps to Start Up 
-Introduction to Toronto’s entrepreneurial ecosystem numbers and 
-Access to online support documents and resources
-Access to bi-weekly satellite meetings with Start up Advisers
-Access to growth software and tools
-Hands on coaching and 
-Advice from Incubator experts

Sangha says “We want to ensure that the business becomes a self sufficient entity, stay where you want to stay, live where you want to live and create the business you want to create.”

(For more information call 1-800-268-3838 or email )

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