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LIFTOFF BY CCAWR HOSTS LIFTOFF LAUNCHERS/ PITCHING EVENT

Anticipation is building as the LiftOff by CCAWR Black Entrepreneurship Program proudly unveils its highly anticipated fall LiftOff Launchers & Pitching event, scheduled for Friday, September 29 at 5 PM EST.

LiftOff takes flight to support Black entrepreneurs in Waterloo region

​​Dr. Trevor Charles creates an incubator and accelerator program for Black early-stage and growth entrepreneurs.

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LIFTOFF BY CCAWR HOSTS INAUGURAL LIFTOFF LAUNCHERS EVENT

The LiftOff BY CCAWR Black Entrepreneurship Program is thrilled to announce its upcoming spring LiftOff Launchers event on Friday, March 24 at 5 PM EST. 

 

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Black entrepreneurship program has big goals for business in Waterloo Region

After a year and a half in operation, a program that mentors budding Black entrepreneurs has supported 80 business owners, with an eighth cohort on the way.

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Waterloo Region Black entrepreneurs get a boost through LiftOff accelerator program

Created by the Caribbean-Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR), in collaboration with Communitech, the Waterloo Regional Small Business Centre and Conestoga College, the LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program is an incubator and accelerator program for Black early-stage and growth entrepreneurs.

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LiftOff launches to support Black entrepreneurs in Waterloo Region

Supporting the next generation of Black entrepreneurs is the mission of LiftOff Waterloo Wellington, the newest addition to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Waterloo Region. 

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Cohort Ready for Liftoff

Liftoff is the region’s first and only Black-led incubator and accelerator program for Black early-stage and growth entrepreneurs. It was made possible by Government of Canada funding through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). 

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BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP SHOWCASE APRIL 2022

The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR) is pleased to present LiftOff’s inaugural Black Entrepreneurship Showcase on Friday, April 1, 2022. The theme of the showcase is “Black Businesses: Taking your place in the Ecosystem,” 

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'It really is about access': Business incubator for Black entrepreneurs to launch in Waterloo region

The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region is launching a new business incubator for Black entrepreneurs in Waterloo region and Wellington County

Local Caribbean Canadian Association nets $2.9M to support Black entrepreneurs

The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region will receive a $2.9 million boost to deliver the National Ecosystem Fund in Waterloo Region, Guelph and Wellington County.

Waterloo Region Black Entrepreneurs Get a LiftOff!

Twelve Ontario-based Black entrepreneurs will be joining the LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program by the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR), beginning January 10, 2022.

Black entrepreneur incubator to ‘LiftOff’ in 2022

The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR) is set to begin its incubator program LiftOff, which aims to support Black businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators. 

Conestoga to support Black entrepreneurship programs

Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, and Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, and Member of Parliament for Waterloo, announced funding on August 12 to support Black entrepreneurship programs in Waterloo Region. 

Introducing LiftOff: a Black-led business accelerator and incubator for Black Entrepreneurs

The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR), in collaboration with members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Waterloo Region and Wellington County, has developed LiftOff, the region’s first and only Black-led incubator and accelerator program.

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