Do you dream of starting your own business?
Of working for yourself?
Of turning your PASSION into your job?
MASHUP LAB's DREAM BUSINESS PROGRAM will help Cape Bretoners do just that!
As part of the Creative Island initiative, the Cape Breton Partnership is teaming up with Mashup Lab—a Bridgewater-based organization that supports rural entrepreneurs—to bring the Dream Business Program to Cape Breton, for free, for the first time.
How it works:
Mashup Lab’s Dream Business Program takes ten people and their new business ideas through all the stages of turning their business dreams into a reality.
The six-month program combines live online group sessions (Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:30 for six weeks)—which participants can access from anywhere they can get online—with 1-on-1 coaching and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs.
The half-way mark of the program is highlighted by a Celebration Night where participants present their fledgling businesses to a group of entrepreneurs and business experts.
Upon completing the program, receive a “startup kit” of more than $5,000 worth of services—like accounting, sales, branding, and marketing—and as well as help navigating various support and funding opportunities beyond the program.
The program will run eight times over the next two years free for participants from Cape Breton communities.
Mashup Lab's Dream Business Program is led by Andrew Button, Founder and CEO of Mashup Lab.