YorkU YSpace, BDC Thrive Lab partner to support women-led social impact businesses 


York University’s YSpace has partnered with BDC’s Thrive Lab to support early-stage women-led social impact businesses. In the first phase of the project, Thrive Lab and partners such as YSpace will co-invest in businesses that are at their earliest stage of development. YSpace will help to identify women-led ventures that would be candidates for funding and support. BDC will be providing an overall sum of $35M for the initiative’s first phase, $250K of which will go toward accelerating companies selected by YSpace.