EDP Details

Please note that the EDP is currently tapped out and is not accepting submissions. Please continue to check back for the latest updates.


Funded by FedNor and Ontario Trillium Foundation, IION’s Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) 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 skills while increasing the SME’s ability to innovate and commercialize.

There are 3 components that participant must complete:

1) Hands-on learning: Participants are matched with an innovative company to work on identified project(s) to achieve milestones
2) Online guided & structured entrepreneurial educational program
3) Virtual/soft skills professional development activities

When does EDP occur?
Monday, May 3- Friday, August 20



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