Jumpstart is currently developing the Entrepreneurship 360 initiative. It aims to create an ecosystem exclusively for refugee entrepreneurs with early-stage high-growth businesses and support them to overcome their two largest obstacles: acquiring the requisite funding and training to successfully reach Proof of Concept stages.
As Entrepreneurship 360 is being developed, we currently work with refugee entrepreneurs on a case-by-case basis.
HER Startup (Homerun Refugee Startup), is a partnership between Jumpstart and the Syrian Canadian Foundation. HER Startup aims to empower refugee women by providing them with the opportunity to own and operate their own business ventures. Participants are provided with training, access to mentors and business consultants, funding, as well as an incubation period in order to sustain their startup Visit www.her-startup.ca to learn about
- the 2020-2021 edition of HER Startup which engaged 180 refugee women, trained 30 female entrepreneurs, and is incubating one social enterprise
- how to apply and participate to the 2022-2023 edition of HER Startup
Jumpstart provides one-on-one support refugee-led businesses to support their startup and growth, and faciltiates connections with its network of businesses, angel investors, and professional advisors.