Supporting Startup Weekend Toronto for Youth


Inspiring Entrepreneurial Greatness in Youth

ACCESS is pleased to support Startup Weekend Toronto: Youth Edition which takes place from May 29-31, 2015. ACCESS is sponsoring a student to attend and is judging the competition.

Startup Weekend Toronto: Youth Edition is a great event for youth to learn more about business and entrepreneurship by coming together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch lean startups. Startup Weekend is a global non-profit organization of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding start-ups and launching successful ventures.

Participants are grade 7 to 12 students interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship.

Students should attend to foster entrepreneurial skills such as innovative thinking, effective communication, and teamwork. They will also have the chance to:

Build strong community and peer connections through networking and event participation

Develop transferable skills with a strong emphasis on experiential education

Understand business concepts such as ideation, lean launch, pivoting, product development, minimum viable products, presentations, customer validation, and more

Enhance future educational (i.e. post-secondary applications) and professional endeavours for students

Celebrate Toronto's diverse pool of talent and future entrepreneurs

Participants are invited to register online now here.

ACCESS supports youth-led social change. To learn more about this support program, visit