Product Feasibility Bootcamp
BEA's Product Feasibility Bootcamp, in partnership with York University YSpace, is a FREE 8-week virtual program designed to support Black entrepreneurs entering the food industry with product development, validation, and industry knowledge.
What to expect
Full feasibility study on your food & beverage product through interactive virtual training and curated mentorship with industry professionals.
Engage with industry experts and food entrepreneurs to gain foundational knowledge to test and create a roadmap for your food & beverage product.
Participate in farmer’s markets and industry showcases to validate and grow your food business.
Build a network of like-minded individuals to create a sense of support as you lead your business.
Leverage your interactive virtual training sessions to develop your personal entrepreneurial skills.
Create a roadmap for your food & beverage business to ensure you have a plan to fosters success and growth.
Reach new levels of potential by using our resources to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit and access the tools you need to scale your food and growth company.
September 1, 2023
September 30, 2023
October 2, 2023
Program kick off day
October 10, 2023
December 5, 2023
Companies apply online via the application form linked below.
If you have any questions about the application process, email us at email@example.com
If chosen, applicants will be contacted by the BEA team for additional information. The selected companies will be asked to complete an onboarding form that will give the programming team an opportunity to better understand the business idea.
Accepted companies will gain access to resources and support for development. Program participants will have access to curated programming and a variety of tailored resources which include a network of industry experts, startup perks, as well as peer founder circles to continue developing their venture.
- The applicant must self-identify as Black.
- Your business is located in Canada (Must reside in Southern Ontario).
- Must have a strong idea and/or CPG food product.
Applications are now closed, please join the wait list for the next cohort.
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