Celebrating a Decade of Entrepreneurial Excellence!

20 November 2023

A decade ago, a visionary idea took root, and YEDI was born. What started as a single program has evolved into a thriving institution that has revolutionized entrepreneurship education in Canada.

Our journey began in 2013, with a mission to make education accessible for entrepreneurs and support the Canadian ecosystem by nurturing small and medium-sized businesses. Over the years, YEDI’s commitment to excellence and innovation has allowed us to expand our offerings significantly.

Today, YEDI offers a diverse portfolio of programs tailored to meet the unique needs of aspiring and established entrepreneurs. From startups to nonprofit organizations, our curriculum addresses a wide range of business challenges. We take pride in offering Canada’s first program designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to make a meaningful impact on their communities.

One of our proudest achievements is our commitment to providing tuition-free education to Canadian entrepreneurs, levelling the playing field and opening doors of opportunity for all.

Over the past decade, we’ve had the privilege of working with over 2000 entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and industries. Their stories of growth, resilience, and innovation inspire us every day.

As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we’re immensely proud of our journey so far. From one program to a diverse range of offerings, from tuition-free education to empowering thousands of entrepreneurs, YEDI’s mission remains stronger than ever.

Our journey doesn’t stop here; it’s just the beginning. We’re committed to supporting entrepreneurs as they navigate the ever-evolving business landscape, offering mentorship, resources, and networks to help our alumni thrive.

A heartfelt thank you to our alumni, instructors, and partners who joined us, making this event even more special. Special shout out to La Bruit for treating our senses to exquisite culinary delights, and to Nate Pavlotski of Pavlotski Productions Inc. and Lior Khananaev of Sweet Lemon Inc. for capturing these cherished moments.

We were also privileged to have Laura Smith, MPP and Michael S. Kerzner, MPP share their wisdom with the graduates.

Thank you for being part of our journey, and here’s to the next ten years of success and impact!

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