Black Start-Up Project

Access personalized support to grow your business.

Our coaching program is designed for Black founders who are serious about growing their businesses. Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for a while, our coaches can help you:

  • Clarify your vision and goals
  • Overcome obstacles and challenges
  • Develop strategies for growth and success
  • Build a strong and sustainable business

What is the Black Start-Up Project?

Tribe Network’s Black Start-Up Project is a unique program to provide Black entrepreneurs and business owners in Atlantic Canada with access to services and opportunities in the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem to help START, BUILD and ACCELERATE their business.

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What can the Black Start-Up Project do for me?

Our programs deliver education and workshops tailored to Black entrepreneurs, including live sessions delivered by successful Black leaders, experts and entrepreneurs and dedicated support from our Black Start-Up Services lead.

The BUILD program also includes well-being support tailored to Black entrepreneurs to help you build a network of peers facing similar challenges.

Access workshops, resources and accountability systems to help you elevate your entrepreneurial journey and prosper.

All entrepreneurs have different needs. Our various streams help entrepreneurs access support relevant to the industry and stage they’re at.


For aspiring entrepreneurs or early-stage founders with an entrepreneurial ambition and/or potential scalable product or service idea for a target market.

Access expert-led workshops and resources to help you start your business.

Access all our learning content online.

Did you miss a workshop? Our online learning platform houses all Black Start-Up Project workshop recordings and activities to help you put your new skills into practice.

Note: You must log into your account or register (don’t worry – it’s free!) to access online content. Email if you have questions.

What You Can Expect

Bi-weekly workshops led by industry experts

We host expert-led intensive workshops and training sessions on topics essential to growing your business.

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Mentorship from Black entrepreneurs

Mentors with lived experience will support you with your business development and obstacles, build accountability, and provide encouragement.

Peer-to-peer networking sessions

Connect with other program participants in a safe and confidential space to discuss any questions you have.

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Burnout and Wellness Sessions

Connect with practitioners in the wellness industry to learn strategies for supporting your mental health and mitigating burnout.

Book a meeting with a Tribe team member for 1-1 support.

Ask questions about our services and programs, share your business or idea, and seek relevant resources and connections.

To book a meeting,

  1. Click the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page, where the 1-1 Black Founder Connect meetings are listed.
  2. Select the meeting length you would like to book, either 15 minutes or 30 minutes. This will open a calendar view.
  3. Select a date and time. Note that only the dates highlighted in blue are available for booking. If you need to explore alternative dates or times, email