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YSpace at York Regional Council

York Region giving $1.08M boost to international, women-led businesses

The funding proposed would be over three years and would come from the region’s Innovation Investment Fund, which the region includes in its budget to support innovative projects on an application basis.
YSpace at York Regional Council

York Region plans to fund York University and a Newmarket-based company $1.08 million to help accelerate international and women entrepreneurs in the region.

The university’s innovation hub YSpace, alongside Treefrog Inc., plans to create a new business accelerator program focused on the northern six York Region municipalities. Titled Project JumpSTART, the initiative would look to drive foreign investment and support women in technology sectors to support economic development. Council committee of the whole gave tentative approval to the funding Jan. 11. 

Full Article: newmarkettoday.ca