Black Start-Up Project (BSP) START Program

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Join the START Program

Are you an aspiring Black entrepreneur or early-stage founder with the next big idea?

The START Program provides Black entrepreneurs and business owners in Atlantic Canada with the support and resources needed to launch and succeed within the startup ecosystem.   

Business owners get access to capital, education and training, coaching and mentorship, and other opportunities to level up their business success. 

Register now to get the support needed to elevate your business.

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The START Program is a 10-week program for aspiring Black entrepreneurs and early-stage founders with the ambition of scaling products and services. Gain access to resources that help build confidence and skills needed to elevate business success. This program is open to all Black entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada with a focus on knowledge sharing and networking for business growth.

Program Objectives

  • To inspire new Black entrepreneurs to build purposeful and successful values-driven businesses.
  • To share knowledge of tools, methods and best practices to run a business.
  • To connect Black entrepreneurs with each other across Atlantic Canada.
  • To deliver practical training and education workshops that build learning and understanding.
  • To develop a positive perspective of Afrocentricity in business.


To be eligible to enter this program, you must…

  • Self identify as a Black person
  • Be based in Atlantic Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Jun 3, 2024 Registration Period
  • July 16, 2024 Orientation
  • July 17-July 29, 2024 On-Demand Training – Starting a Business
  • July 30, 2024 Hands-On Workshop – Starting a Business
  • August 6, 2024 Hands-On Workshop – Lean Canvas
  • August 7-August 26, 2024 On-Demand Training – Solving Customer Needs & Reaching your Customers
  • August 27, 2024 – Hands-On Workshop – Solving Customer Needs & Reaching your Customers
  • August 28-September 9, 2024 On-Demand Training – Accessing Funding
  • September 10, 2024 Hands-On Workshop – Accessing Funding
  • September 17, 2024 START Final Session

Some topics to be covered include Starting a Business, Accessing Funding, Solving Customer Needs and more

Participants will have access to 1-1 coaching from mentors and coaches

If you have any questions about the program, contact Julia Ramirez at

Participants will the opportunity to enroll in the Build Program and also apply for the Start Small Grant

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