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Program Overview

WHO: You are ready to commit to your business/organization and need support to fully get there. The purpose of this program is to help you take the leap. The fear of change (either success or failure) is not something you should have to face alone.

Not sure if you’re a good fit? Check out the graphic on our ABOUT page.

WHY: Our why is increasing the ability for entrepreneurs to create organizations that both solve big problems and generate wealth.

HOW: This is a 6-week in-person program where we surround you with peers who facing similar challenges, bring in speakers who have expertise to share, connect you with mentors in the entrepreneurial community, and equip you with the knowledge and tools to take the next step.

The cohort runs twice a year (Winter/Spring Cohort and a Fall Cohort) and applications are reviewed by an alumni-led selection committee.

The cohort typically runs every Thursday evening (5pm-9pm) and Friday (9am-4pm) for the 6 weeks. We rotate our location throughout southern New Brunswick.

COST: The cohort experience is highly subsidized to ensure it is accessible. With a value of over $10,000 in cash and in-kind contributions per venture, the cost to the entrepreneur is only $500.

*For those that need further financial assistance, please get in touch for sponsorship options.

NEXT COHORT DATES:

Our next cohort is running in April 2020

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Program Components

Community

B4C is purposeful in building a strong and connected community, both within the cohort peer group as well as the larger alumni network. This is key in the support and growth of B4C’s Impact Ventures. For this reason, we carefully select changemakers who are open to growing and shifting their perspectives as social innovators and business leaders, while building resilient and profitable ventures.


Retreat

The B4C Cohort begins with a retreat in order to build trust and relationships within the group that will help guide the programming for the remainder of the cohort. The retreat is designed to provide a safe space to learn about the other companies in the group while setting the expectations and objectives for the next 6 weeks.

Entrepreneurial Education

Throughout the 6-week bootcamp, entrepreneurs will participate in a number of workshops designed to address key learning objectives to build a market-ready and investment-ready impact venture.

Workshops are hands-on and interactive focusing on the needs of the individuals in the cohort.


 
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Program Criteria

B4C seeks entrepreneurs that want to have a positive social impact. The cohort is for early-stage impact ventures who are looking to refine their business model and build a sustainable business.

Companies should: have an existing legal structure, be driven to become market-ready and / or investment-ready, and looking to have a positive impact.

If you aren’t quite ready for the cohort, you can register for B4C start!

 

Cost/Travel

The cohort experience is highly subsidized to ensure it is accessible to most social entrepreneurs. With a value of over $10,000 per company – the cost to the entrepreneur is only $500.

*For those that need further financial assistance, please get in touch for sponsorship options.

TRAVEL: We rotate cities in New Brunswick - to lower your travel costs, we encourage you to carpool with your fellow cohort members, and to share accommodations when possible.

 
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Application Process

All applications will be reviewed by our selection committee (composed of alumni and B4C staff) and the short list of applications will be contacted for 30-minute interviews. Successful candidates will be notified and announced in a public release.


Interested?

 
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