york mastermind

The York Mastermind Program serves as a new initiative with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre and Startup York that is designed to inspire, motivate and educate entrepreneurs to successfully overcome their business obstacles or challenges in York Region, and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area.


York Mastermind


  • monthly seminarEach month, you are invited to experience a multifaceted business event bringing the brightest minds in our local community together.
  • Notable speakersThe speakers are well-regarded entrepreneurs that will share their stories, challenges and strategies in business to educate and inspire you.
  • peer collaborationYou are invited to engage in an organic discussion and open communication about your business challenges.
  • networkingAfter each seminar, you will be presented a network workshop unlike any other. These workshops are designed to build stronger relationships between you and your peers in the local business community.

Napoleon Hill
Think & Grow Rich

"The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people who work toward a definite purpose in the spirit of harmony. "

Effective Networking

After the presentation is held, you are presented a network workshop unlike any other. The York Mastermind Program believes that networking is not just about collecting contact information or growing your LinkedIn profile. Rather, it must emphasize building relationships with like-minded people through organic discussion and open communication.

The Program upholds this idea by uniting local entrepreneurs, such as yourself, in open roundtable discussions that address real world business challenges that you and your peers are currently dealing with. After these challenges are explored, they can be collaboratively addressed at the roundtables. This allows the opportunity for solutions to be raised, or invaluable insights to be given.

By helping your community, your community helps you to take your business initiatives to new heights.

The monthly events are broken up into several main sections:

6:30 – 7:00 pm | Registration/Intro Games/Food and Refreshments –
7:00 – 7:15 pm | Speakers 
7:15 – 7:30 pm | Q&A
7:30 – 8:30 pm | Networking Roundtables 

This collaborative forum of networking will help local entrepreneurs beyond just building a network; it is designed to help build long-term relationships within the local business community.

This program has been established in partnership with the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) and Startup York.

Upcoming Events


Date: November 13, 2019
Expert Speaker: Tim Hampton

If you run a business or are just starting one, growth hacking will help get your business the attention it deserves. Use the levers of growth and tap into your creativity to create actions you can start right away to grow your business.
Growth hacking looks at every step in an entrepreneur’s journey from acquiring new clients all the way to cultivating referrals. If you have been in business for decades and need to get out of a rut, or if you are just starting out and need a starting point, the sprint can help you.
Tim Hampton is a director of computing at York University. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering (Carleton) and is the author of the innovation blog repeatablegenius.com.


With one common goal, we are a team of professionals and entrepreneurs who have set out to provide a unique and organic networking opportunity for local entrepreneurs and business owners. We believe in connecting like-minded people to their peers who can guide them over any business obstacle that they face.

Ankur NarulaHummingbird Lawyers LLP


Alice MaMagenta Design

Design Specialist

TALI HASANOVWSI Digital Path Marketing

Digital Strategist

Jennifer GreenStartup York Region


Lucas ChangStartup York Region


Nunzio PrestaBizON

Speaker Coordinator

Roy BernhardHummingbird Lawyers LLP



We would like to thank our community Partners who are dedicated with us on one goal: Connecting local entrepreneurs and business owners to their peers who can guide and provide solutions that empower them to take their initiatives to new heights. Without the support of our Partners, York Mastermind would not be possible.


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