Be Build Brand

Be Build Brand

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NEW FOR FALL 2021

Sign up now for the new 4-workshop series for women interested in starting their own business! Learn tips you can use to launch your own business from women who’ve launched their own successful businesses. It’s free! View the program poster (PDF), which includes dates and times and how to sign up. 

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Learn more about the content of each workshop (PDF), beginning September 8, 2021! 

Learn more about the September 29 panel discussion and final workshop (PDF).

 

What is Be.Build.Brand.?

Be.Build.Brand. (B3) is a 10-week entrepreneurship program for Toronto Community Housing tenants between the ages of 18 and 29. The program supports entrepreneurial ideas in the pre-incubation stage and helps participants to turn their ideas into viable business plans. The program offers exposure to relevant entrepreneurship content, industry guest speakers, and capacity-building opportunities. 

Participants will get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win seed funds for their business venture.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's B3 program is being held online. 

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Program commitment:

The program is hosted throughout a three-month period. A three-hour session is typically delivered once a week with some weeks having two sessions per week. Each program session takes place from 6pm to 9pm. 


Key Dates

​September 27
​APPLICATION DEADLINE
​September 29
​VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS (6PM-9PM)
​September 30
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED


Program Session Schedule  

  • Tue Oct 5 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Oct 7 (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Oct 12 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Oct 14 (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Oct 19 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Oct 21 (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Oct 26 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Oct 28 (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Nov 2 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Nov 4 (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Nov 9 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Nov 11 (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Nov 16 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Nov 18 (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Nov 23 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Nov 25 (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Nov 30 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Dec 2 – Mock Pitch (6 – 9pm)
  • Tue Dec 7 (6 – 9pm)
  • Thu Dec 9 ­– Final Pitch (6 – 9pm)


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Who is eligible?
  • Toronto Community Housing tenants 
  • Youth who are 18 to 29 years old (as of September)
  • Not a previous recipient of Be.Build.Brand. start-up business fund

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What are the program benefits?

  • Potential funding of up to $2,500 through Pitch Contest
    • First Place - $2500
    • Second Place - $1500
    • Third Place - $1000
  • Potential opportunity to receive free branding and marketing from TrevorPeter marketing agency
  • Access to Digital Main Street – website development and digital marketing consultation
  • Actionable Business Plan through lean business model canvas
  • Networking opportunities with industry mentors, guest speakers and Be.Build.Brand alumni
  • Weekly training and skill-building opportunities

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How do I apply?

Complete the application form (PDF) and email it to economic.opportunities@torontohousing.ca. Applications must be received no later than Monday, September 27, 2021 by 5pm. 


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Who can I contact?

For information on how to enroll in the Be.Build.Brand. program, email us at economic.opportunities@torontohousing.ca or call 647-881-4092.

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Past Be.Build.Brand. Pitch Contest winners:



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Be.Build.Brand in the news:

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