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Angels + Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurship Program

The Angels & Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs program ended in April 2019.

About the Program | How to Get Involved | Testimonials

In partnership with Jumpstart, the Angels + Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs Program is a unique joint program aimed to empower and support refugee entrepreneurs. Angels will have the opportunity to provide their mentorship and expertise to entrepreneurs by being part of our workshops and contributing to resources.

This pilot program will run for Syrian Refugees from January – April 2019. It will be open to all refugee entrepreneurs after the pilot phase.

This program will involve:

  • Two half days of training sessions by industry experts and Angel investors. Participants will learn about validating a business idea, writing a business plan, building a team and strong advisory network, and how to raise capital from grants, financing or angel investing

  • Support by the Jumpstart Team with business pitch preparation

  • Five entrepreneurs will be selected to pitch their business or idea to a panel of Angel investors


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Angel Investors

In April, several of our Angels + Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs attendees will pitch their businesses in front of Angels for a chance to receive angel funds. We are excited to watch them learn and grow over the next month with mentorship from partners across our amazing ecosystem!

If you are passionate investor or private sponsor and would like to get involved by providing mentorship or attending the pitch event, please contact us at info@angelinvestorsontario.ca or by filling out the form below: 

Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs

If you are a Syrian refugee with a current business or have a business idea and plan, you can join the program by emailing entrepreneurs@rcjp.ca.


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On Friday, March 1st and Monday, March 4, we welcomed 50 Syrian refugee entrepreneurs to our pilot program, the Angels + Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs workshops. Their presence and energy in combination with great, insightful speakers helped make this event a success!

Here are some testimonials from the attendees of our pilot program:


The event exceeded my expectations, I personally gained a lot of new information and helped me as well transform my existing knowledge into the new market.

It was super organized event. Welcoming people. Easy-to-understand material. Skilled and experienced presenters. The team was just wonderful, knowledgeable and reachable.

I found great value in the program, getting to know other Syrian entrepreneurs and connect with leaders from different industries and backgrounds who were willing to give with love, was very inspiring and have given me the drive for improvement and to grow my business and social network. 

I was so happy to participate in this important event, the information were valuable and big thanks to the administration team and all speakers.



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About the Program | How to Get Involved | Testimonials