Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most frequently asked questions about Press Start. If you don’t see your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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What is Press Start and how is it different from other entrepreneur support programs?

Press Start is an exciting new program that supports social-preneurs in the various stages of their business ventures to connect, accelerate and collaborate with like-minded Canadians. Our end goal is to help your business thrive and make positive social change across Canada.

On day one we launched the Press Start Hub. This Hub offers social-preneurs access to a curated list of tools and resources that are essential to any successful start-up business. Our list has been vetted with you in mind. You may be in the ideation stage, a side gig, or a thriving start-up. Our Hub can help you get started or accelerate your business.

We've also just launched the Press Start CoLab Program! The CoLab Program is a 7-week (2-4 hours per week) innovation accelerator program offered to next-generation thought leaders, social-preneurs, activists and critical thinkers, aged 18-29, to ideate on viable solutions to some of today’s most pressing problems. Participants will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with industry and academic experts and access grand money to support their creative solutioning. Applications are now closed. Stay tuned to our socials for important updates.

What stage does my business idea or enterprise have to be in?

You may be on your day one of ideation. All stages are welcome.

Who will be a part of the Press Start community and how do I connect with them?

Any social-preneur can join. As long as your business idea or business demonstrates evidence of contributing to sustainable business practices and/or is trying to make positive social change, this program is for you. All stages of the social-good start up continuum are welcome.

Coming soon, we will be adding more features to connect you with other like-minded social-preneurs. We’re also working on some big surprises for 2022. Let's get you started!

Who’s behind Press Start?

Press Start is backed by nowly insurance. nowly is a division of Teachers Life. Teachers Life is an established and federally licensed life, disability and sickness insurance company and is one of the largest insurance companies for education workers in Canada. 

nowly is a new way of thinking about insurance. At nowly, we believe in the power of now - instant coverage, instant healthy living benefits, and social give back now.

We offer Canadians affordable and accessible life insurance on an innovative and fully digital platform. Our Life Insurance plans can be purchased within minutes, with premiums starting as low as $5 per month and up to $1,000,000 in coverage. Not only do nowly policyholders receive instant coverage, but world class health and wellness benefits, not to mention they can take comfort in knowing they are joining a company committed to investing in lasting social impact and innovation with programs like Press Start. When you register for Press Start there is absolutely no hard sell or obligation to buy insurance from nowly. Press Start is about us giving back and making the world a better place. No strings attached!

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Join Press Start today and get free access to our Hub and stay tuned to all our new, exciting launches in 2022! Press Start now.

What is Press Start and how is it different from other entrepreneur programs?

Press Start bridges the two worlds of traditional start-ups and not-for-profit organizations. It’s an exciting new program that supports social entrepreneurs who are in the various stages of their business ventures to help connect, accelerate and collaborate with like-minded Canadians to help their businesses thrive and make positive social change across Canada.

Day one, our program will launch the Press Start Hub, which offers emerging Social-preneurs a curated list of tools and resources that are essential to any successful business. Our list has been vetted with you in mind – early stage enterprise owners who are launching businesses, whether it is in the form of a side gig or passion project that will help contribute to meaningful and positive social change.

We not only bring forward discounted offers for tools and services, but we also provide links to other like-minded organizations that are supporting early stage entrepreneurs as additional support services for you to check out.

And that’s not all! We’re pressing start on something big in 2022! We’re so excited to share all of the details with you as we get closer to launch. Stay tuned!

Sign up today to access our discounted offers and resources and keep abreast of all the exciting launches coming in 2022.

Who will be a part of the Press Start community and how do I connect with them?

Any social entrepreneur can join. As long as your business idea or business demonstrates some evidence of contributing to sustainable business practices and/or is trying to make positive social change. All stages of the social good start up continuum are welcome….from early day concept ideation to mature start up.

We have big plans to connect our Members with each other. Day one – we’ve created a LinkedIn Press Start group that you’ll be invited to join so you can start conversations and connect with like-minded Members. A fast follow will be built-in features on our Press Start website to encourage and enable communities to form and collaborate. We’re also working on some big surprises for 2022. Lots of exciting stuff down the road to look forward to and help you accelerate your social entreprise. Let’s get you started!

Who’s behind Press Start?

Press Start is backed by nowly Insurance. nowly is backed by Teachers Life, which was founded in 1939 and is a stable, federally regulated life and disability insurer in Canada. Teachers Life has been providing peace of mind to Canadians for over 80 years and is the largest insurer for education workers in Canada.

nowly is a new way of thinking about life insurance. With nowly, Members have access to instant, simplified online insurance coverage that can be in force within minutes.

Press Start is nowly’s give back program. We believe that we all have an obligation to make a difference in the communities and world in which we operate by supporting the brightest minds trying to tackle our social challenges. Press Start came about from intensive interviewing of both our Members and Canadians at large, around what would be the most meaningful way for us to give back. This program delivers on that research and need.

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If you have a commitment to create meaningful change in your community and beyond, the Press Start program is for you. Press Start now.

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