About Press Start
One of our key initiatives is the Press Start CoLab Program; 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.
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Want to be a Press Start Partner?
There are many ways to partner with us. You could offer business discounts, in-kind services, internships and corporate donations to the program that all benefit our youth changemakers to help them launch their social enterprises into market. Let’s talk about how you can become a value partner and help us support our youth changemakers.