ACOA's Young Entrepreneur Development Initiative (YEDI) provides financial support to not-for-profit organizations to offer business skills training, information and support to Atlantic Canadians under 35 years of age. With the right business skills and tools, aspiring and existing young entrepreneurs will be well equipped to successfully create and grow their businesses.
If you are a young entrepreneur (between 18 and 34) living in Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Halifax or St. John's, the Seed Capital Initiative may be able to help you start, expand or modernize your business. Eligible clients of all ages may also access business training and counseling.
If you are a young or first-time entrepreneur in a rural area of Atlantic Canada, contact your nearest Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) to find out how you may be able to access capital, business training, counseling and other services that can help.
For additional information on YEDI, please view the full information sheet or contact us directly.