mars, 2021

02mars12:00 pm4:30 pmImmigrant Womxn Entrepreneur WorkshopRemote


Immigrants Developing Entrepreneurs Academy presents this short-form introduction to entrepreneurship in Canada. This workshop is designed for newcomers who identify as women and are at the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey. It’s broken down into three modules.

Each module helps build a stronger business foundation. The modules cover the business environment, resources available to newcomers, and tried-and-true methods for developing and validating viable business ideas based on Canadian benchmarks.

Students will finish the workshops with:

  • A solid understanding of what is available to them to get started in Canada.
  • The tools and strategies to use to come up with viable business ideas
  • Knowledge on how to research business idea’s potential success in Canada.
  • An understanding of how to create a simple business model canvas before getting started
  • A new network of fellow immigrant women interested in entrepreneurship – the beginning of an encouraging and supportive community

Workshop breakdown:

  • Module 1 – Business Culture and Community in Canada (1.5 hours)
  • Module 2 – What business to open in Canada (1.5 hours)
  • Module 3 – Business Model Canvas (1 hour)

All students will leave the workshop with the following tangible takeaways:

  1. A downloadable resource workbook with guides, templates, checklists and cheat sheets that will help you apply what you’ve learned.
  2. A live follow-up one-hour private group session one month after the workshop.

This workshop is offered as a part of a series of workshops delivered during International Womxn’s Week, supported through the Digital Main Street Program.


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