Have you dreamed of owning your own business? We can help. At the E-Hub, we are focused on helping make your dreams of independence a reality. Think of us as a launch pad to help start and grow your business or idea. Our goal is to help promote an entrepreneurial culture on-campus and help you get the resources you need to succeed.

An entrepreneur is someone who...

  • is a problem-solver
  • sees opportunities where others see challenges
  • is a self-starter
  • enjoys the flexibility of working for themselves

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Is The E-Hub for you?

The E-Hub gives your access to:

  • Grants and Resources
  • Events and Workshops
  • Mentorship Programs
  • Internship Opportunities 
  • Networking
  • Collaborative Workspace


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E-Hub Events

Grants and Resources

If you’re a student age 15-29, you can get up to $3,000 and hands-on coaching and mentoring to start and run your own business through the Business Centre of Nipissing Parry Sound’s Summer Company program.  If you’re between 18-29, already running a business, and not enrolled in full time education, you could be eligible to join the Starter Company program and receive a grant of up to $5,000, mentorship and support.  For more information visit

Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program is a customized program that seeks industry experts and business owners to act as mentors to newer entrepreneurs.  Through peer-to-peer learning, mentors provide experience-based knowledge that allows the mentees to avoid time consuming obstacles while expediting the development of their business. Mentees will have at least one year of business experience and will be looking to expand their business, increase profits and efficiency, focus their marketing efforts, and expand their professional network while building lasting relationships.

For more information visit the Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound website at www.thebusinesscentre-nps.com

 IION’s Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP)

Funded by FedNor and Ontario Trillium Foundation, IION’s Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) (formally known as the Youth Entrepreneurship Placement Program) is a 16-week paid placement involving experiential and educational learning for high potential participants interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.

IION-EDP provides for-profit innovative companies with a competitive wage subsidy of $7,200 to apply to the participant’s wage ($12/hour for 37.5/hours/week) nurturing and building the participant’s entrepreneurial capacity while increasing the SME’s ability to innovative and commercialize.

There are 3-core components to this program that participant must complete:

  1. Hands on learning: Participants are matched with an innovative company
  2. Educational learning: Guided & structured entrepreneurial educational program
  3. Experiential learning: 5-days of off-site personal and professional development activities 

When does EDP occur?

The next cohort will start Monday, September 2nd, 2019 *September 2 (Labour Day) will be considered a paid day.


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Tools & Videos

Entrepreneur on YouTube

MaRS Discovery District

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)


Funding & Support Services

 Innovative Initiatives Ontario North (RIC) 

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound (SBEC)  

NECO Community Futures

Waubetek Business Development Corporation 

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC)  

BEAM Website Development Program

Grants Ontario


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The E-Hub
Room C202, College Drive

Ryan Drouin
Project Lead, NPREP
Tel: 705.474.7600 ext. 5826