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Upcoming Events

Programs

S.T.E.F. Camp

Returning this summer on July 15 – 19 and August 19 – 23, STEF camp promises an action-packed experience for children aged 6 to 14. Join us for a week filled with fun and learning like never before. Registration is now open, with each week priced at $210 plus HST per child. Don’t forget to inquire about our sibling discount for additional savings! Camp activities run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with extended drop-off and pick-up options available to accommodate busy parents. Plus, we’ve teamed up with White Oaks Club for fitness activities, including racket sports and swimming. Once a week, youth will enjoy an unforgettable experience at White Oaks, adding an extra layer of excitement to the program.

Investor Readiness

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur gearing up for a successful fundraising journey? Our Investor Readiness Tech Accelerator is back and better than ever, with the next cohort set to launch in Fall 2024.

This program is for tech-centric startups with scalable ideas, providing comprehensive guidance to secure private investments.

Hone your technical and soft skills through a tailored curriculum that addresses the unique challenges of fundraising in today’s dynamic business landscape. Work side by side with seasoned Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and industry experts who bring a wealth of experience and insights to guide you on your entrepreneurial path. Founders can access business coaching sessions that focus on refining a fundraising strategy, perfecting business pitch skills, and navigating the intricacies of attracting investors.

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Business booth display at the Magnificent Women's Market

Magnificent Women Market (MWM)

MWM is a 3-month program and artisan boutique located in downtown Niagara Falls, ON, designed exclusively for small businesses looking to experience a storefront venture. The market serves as a retail incubator allowing entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products and services collectively as a cohort. It’s a holistic journey of mentorship, resources, and community support. The market space is open to the public for shopping on Thursdays & Fridays 11 am – 6pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 4pm. 

Business Basics

A cohort-based program tailored for Niagara Falls’ budding entrepreneurs, particularly those in the early stages of their journey. Geared towards individuals with business ideas or those starting to establish their ventures, the program aims to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge. Led by experienced entrepreneur Rahi Tajzadeh, the program comprises five modules covering business planning, legal considerations, market research, marketing, sales basics, and finance. In-person attendance is mandatory for graduation. Participants also receive personalized coaching from seasoned entrepreneurs David, Lou, and Rahi, with additional drop-in office hours available for assistance.

Startup Visa

The Niagara Falls Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Niagara Business and Innovation Fund, introduces the Startup Visa program, aiding immigrant entrepreneurs in establishing businesses in the region. Designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the program offers permanent residency to entrepreneurs with promising ideas. Led by Fred Davies, the Fund provides essential guidance and expertise, while the Hub offers support infrastructure. Startup Visa has the potential to attract, mentor, and commercialize startups, fostering economic growth. Services include business planning, mentorship, and access to funding. The program, offering temporary work visas and a pathway to permanent residency, enriches Niagara’s entrepreneurial landscape. Fred Davies, active at the Hub, mentors young companies, highlighting the partnership’s value in fostering innovation and investment in the region.

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