The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) is launching its Indigenous Innovation Partnership. The new four-year program, funded by the Government of Canada, will see JEDI expand on its Indigenous Business Accelerator program by offering eight incubation cohorts to help launch at least 24 new Indigenous business startups over four years that will help them turn their business ideas into strong businesses. The startups will then have the opportunity to enter a new look Indigenous Business Accelerator program that will position the businesses for investment and high growth.
Each incubation cohort will focus on teaching the fundamentals of running a strong business plus connect each participants with key resources ranging from financial management to intellectual property development.
The Partnership will also feature Software Testing and Machinist training to support the high growth aerospace and defence sector.