“Can I be an Entrepreneur?”
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: If you think you would like to become an entrepreneur and want to know if you have what it takes, have a look at this self-survey below. Really, though it doesn’t matter how you did. No matter what stage you’re at anyone can become an entrepreneur. All you need is the resources located here to fill in the bits you don’t know.
“I’m already an entrepreneur, but I need help.”
If you need help, we have resources. Have a look at the Entrepreneur’s Toolkit here! http://marsdd.com/toolkit/ It will show you how to make business plans, budgets, marketing plans, and other useful information. We also have links to several different business support groups in the GTA.
“How do I keep up to date with what is happening at ACCEL?”
You can subscribe to our Twitter feed to keep up to date with program announcements, events and workshops.
“I want to take my business idea to the next level. I want to be part of the Accelerator program.”
ACCEL is a special program for aspiring entrepreneurs. If you have the idea, the passion, the skills and the know-how to make your concept a reality, we have the facilities and the professionals to help make it happen.
After a needs assessment to determine how best we can assist you, participants will spend 3 months engaging in events and intensive mentoring, developing the business plan and promotional pitch. As needed, Centennial College’s labs and facilities will help you conceive and prototype your idea or product with the assistance of faculty, mentors, and entrepreneurs-in-residence.
At the end of the program, you will have a fully developed business ready to pitch to investors. ACCEL is a competitive program, with room for about 20 entrepreneurs in training. Submit an application. Qualified candidates register here! here.