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It’s time to press start.

By becoming a nowly Member, you’re supporting our bold, new social give back program called Press Start.

What is Press Start?

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We believe that all businesses have an obligation to operate through sustainable business practices and give back to their community. To help emerging and established social-preneurs, we’ve developed an innovative new program called Press Start. Press Start supports all social-preneurs to get their passion project or business off the ground and/or to accelerate their business to the next level.

Press Start’s Core Offerings

The Press Start Colab Program

The CoLab Program

The CoLab Program is an innovation accelerator that helps the next generation of changemakers build and launch an idea. Throughout the 10-week program, 50 social entrepreneurs, ages 18-29, from across the nation will work collaboratively to develop a minimal viable solution to a pressing social issue. This year, the overarching theme is the Mental Health Crisis in Canada. Our youth will access mentors, inspirational speakers and tools and resources to help them develop their ideas through the ideation process. At the end of the program, they can submit their ideas for access to in-kind business services, internships and grant money to help them successfully launch. The goal of the program is to create truly meaningful and positive social change in our communities across Canada.

The CoLab Program Hub

The Hub is Press Start’s unique and interactive platform from which we run the CoLab Program. It includes exclusive access to innovative tools, resources, and tutorial videos that support participants through the ideation process to bring their social enterprise ideas to life. The Hub is private to CoLab Program community members, including our participants and mentors, and is where members communicate and collaborate throughout the Program.

Learn More About Press Start

Press Start connects social-preneurs with academics and industry thought leaders to co-create solutions for a better world.
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