The power of mentorship

Advice for young entrepreneurs My name is Alex Derzhavin and I am the founder of Ymart – a social enterprise in support of local entrepreneurs, small businesses and local start-ups. Through the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC), I offered mentorship and guidance to this year’s cohort of Summer Company participants. My experience with building my […]

Youth spotlight: Summer Company entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs bring creative ideas to Vaughan’s community The Summer Company mini series is back for the second year and this summer we’re featuring 24 new young entrepreneurs. We’ll be updating you throughout the summer on these innovative minds and their journey into the business community. Summer Company is an annual program run by the […]

Summer Company returns with ambitious young entrepreneurs

The Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre prepares youth for the business world The Summer Company mini series is back for the second year and this summer we’re featuring 24 new young entrepreneurs. The young innovators attended their first orientation meeting on June 13 and we’re excited to showcase what they have to offer. This summer’s cohort […]

This young Vaughan entrepreneur is translating her way to success

My name is Bahareh and I am the founder of REDMAPLEHOOD, a language services company that I launched in June 2014 with the help of the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) and the Summer Company program. I have a long-standing passion for entrepreneurship, but I know that simply having a passion without taking effective action […]

This young entrepreneur is shaking up Vaughan’s tech scene

My name is Daniel Weisberg and I launched my company DW Applications in June 2014 with the assistance and dedication of the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) and Summer Company. Throughout my business venture, I received funding to program, design and construct a device that is able to control servos, LED lights, speakers, sensors and […]

This young Vaughan social media marketing entrepreneur is #winning

Hi, I’m Adam Berze and I launched my social media management company, Hatch Marketing, in June 2014 with the help of the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) and Summer Company. The summer had its challenges and resulted in a lot of work, especially during the initial months, but it was a very successful and rewarding […]

Entrepreneur spotlight: Summer Company blog series

We’re doing a mini series featuring 28 young entrepreneurs in the Summer Company program run by the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. Summer Company provides hands-on business coaching and mentoring to these young entrepreneurs to help them run a small business throughout the summer. […]