Toronto Mayor John Tory announced a new partnership today with the goal of mentoring Toronto entrepreneurs. The City of Toronto has partnered with Toronto startup Ten Thousand Coffees to provide in-person and virtual mentorship, advice, and support to entrepreneurs in the GTA via the StartUp HERE Toronto Café.
“I want Toronto’s business community to have access to the tools and support they need to thrive and grow in the modern economy,” said Mayor Tory. “Mentorship has played an important role in my life, and I’m pleased that this program will help open doors for a new generation of entrepreneurs.”
The news follows the city’s recent Digital Main Street initiative designed to help local business adopt new technologies.
“Coffee chats are the best way for young professionals, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and students to get started – whether you have an idea, are interested in innovation, or looking to hire, you can go to TenThousandCoffees.com and meet with others,” said Dave Wilkin, founder of Ten Thousand Coffees.
Ten Thousand Coffees’ platform currently has more than 60,000 users for its mentorship program in the GTA. Use of the platform is free for anyone in the 6ix interested in connecting.
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