Montreal has no shortage of entrepreneurship programs. Listed below are 4 of the most prominent ones.

YES Montreal: Youth Employment Services is a non profit community organization and has been around for quite some time. Its entrepreneurship program covers a lot of ground and offers workshops and seminars. They can offer loans of up to $15,000 for new start ups.

Montreal Start Up: This one provides seed level financing, meaning start ups in their very early stages. Although they are looking for a wide variety of entrepreneurs, they are mostly aimed at technology related ventures such as software based services in the internet. Their financing is between $100,000 to $400,000.

YWCA Montreal: YWCA Montreal Entrepreneurship Centre aims to support women entrepreneurs on their journey to success. They have a wide variety of tools at their disposal such as counseling, networking, etc. 

BDC: Development Bank of Canada offers the most comprehensive tools for starting a business. Their consulting roster is better suited to the starting entrepreneur since they’re more used to dealing with smaller sized projects than most chartered bank. Their Financing solutions are finely tuned.

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