Open to new or seasoned entrepreneurs, gain free-of-charge access to workshops, mentors, a network of peers and tailored resources to bring your business to the market! Created by @BlackCreekCHC in partnership with @BCCFarm, @YorkUTDCEC and @YSpaceYU, the Product Feasibility Bootcamp is designed to help Black entrepreneurs and restauranteurs with a food or beverage product go from ideation to a full feasibility study, giving them the confidence to proceed with their business idea.

Apply to be in the first cohort by October 8th: https://yspace.yorku.ca/product-feasibility-bootcamp/

Program Timeline

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September 13

Applications Open

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October 8

Applications Close

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October 12

Programming Kicks-Off

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December 14

Programming is Completed

The Application Process

Companies apply online via the Product Feasibility Application Form.

If you have any questions about the application process, email us at yspace@yorku.ca.

If chosen, applicants will be contacted by the BCCHC and YSpace team for additional information.

The selected companies will be asked to complete an onboarding form that will give the programming team an opportunity to better understand the business idea

Accepted companies will gain access to resources and support for development.

Program participants will have access to curated programming and a variety of tailored resources which include a network of industry experts, startup perks, as well as peer founder circles to continue developing their venture.

Application Form

Please use the link below to access our application form. If you have additional questions, please email us at yspace@yorku.ca with your questions.

Product Feasibility Bootcamp FAQ

The application has now closed, please email us at yspace@yorku.ca to learn about the next intake starting October 8, 2021.

NOTHING! It is a free program for selected participants and we do not take any equity in the company!

  • How to get started in CPG?
  • Value Proposition & Customer Personas
  • Concept to Commercialization
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Food Production & Food Safety
  • Packaging, Design & Market Validation
  • Channel Strategies
  • Product Pricing & Unit Economics
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Storytelling & Pitching

We are looking for individuals who have an idea for consumer packaged goods (CPG) product and want to gain a better understanding of the industry and what it takes to launch a CPG product. Whether it is a hot sauce, a beverage or a snack – just come with an idea that you are ready to build on.

 

The program is open to everyone who identifies as Black and it is open to individual within Southern Ontario. So you do not have to be from the Black Creek community to apply and participate.

 

Participants must be 18 years or older to participate.

 

Participants are expected to contribute a minimum of 2 – 5 hours a week to participate in the educational workshops and connecting with their mentor. Any additional time they have to complete the work required to push their business idea forward will be up to the participant.

 

A maximum of 10 applications will be chosen for the program during each cohort.

 

Join Now

YSpace is committed to working with emerging services and products. Get in touch today to find out how you can become a part of our community.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact us at  yspace@yorku.ca

416-736-2100 ext. 44940