Be.Build.Brand. (B3) is a 12-week entrepreneurship program for TCHC tenants between the ages of 18 and 29. Participants are expected to attend weekly three-hour sessions (6 to 9 p.m.) and two sessions per week leading up to the Pitch Night. The program supports entrepreneurial ideas and helps participants turn their ideas into viable business plans.

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    The program offers exposure to relevant entrepreneurship content, industry guest speakers, and the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win seed funds for their business venture. 

    The program is hosted throughout a three-month period. A three-hour session is typically delivered once a week with some weeks having two sessions per week. Each program session takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. 

    What are the program benefits?

    • Potential funding of up to $5,000 through Pitch Night Contest 
      • First Place - $5,000 
      • Second Place - $3,000 
      • Third Place - $2,000 
    • Potential opportunity to receive free branding and marketing from TrevorPeter marketing agency 
    • Access to Digital Main Street – website development and digital marketing consultation 
    • Actionable Business Plan through lean business model canvas 
    • Networking opportunities with industry mentors, guest speakers and Be.Build.Brand. alumni 
    • Weekly training and skill-building opportunities

    Registration information

    Registration for next year's competition will begin in April 2024. For general inquiries or information on how to enroll, email or call 416-989-6932.

    Be.Build.Brand. - Pitch contest recap | 2023

    Be.Build.Brand. - Pitch contest recap | 2022

    Be.Build.Brand. - Pitch contest recap | 2021

    Donor partners

    Thank you to the partners who make Be.Build.Brand. possible

    The logos for the Be.Build.Brand. program partners, including City of Toronto, Digital Main St., George Brown College, start GBC and trevor//peter.

    Program partners

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    Facilitator partners

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