Entrepreneur in Residence

Toronto Public Library's Entrepreneur in Residence creates and supports the library's Small Business programs with seminars, workshops and consultations. During their eight-week residency, the Entrepreneur in Residence also reviews submitted business ideas and meets one-on-one with selected applicants for free, to critique and evaluate their business ideas and plans. This residency is part of the library's Small Business Month. Find current Small Business programs here.

Meet this year’s Entrepreneur in Residence

From October 2 to November 24, 2023

One-on-One Consultation

Complete the Consultation Application and User Agreement by clicking on the link below. Select an available date from the calendar to complete your booking. We will review your booking and contact you to confirm your appointment. If you wish to have your business plan reviewed, please book at least one week in advance and email your plan to eir@tpl.ca.

Book an appointment

For further information, contact the Business, Science and Technology Department at the North York Central Library 416-395-5613.

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Apply to be an Entrepreneur in Residence

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Applicants must have extensive experience in the areas of running a successful business, coaching and advising new and aspiring small business owners. The role of the Entrepreneur in Residence is to create and deliver programs along with support materials, related to small-business creation and development. The Entrepreneur in Residence meets with library customers one-on-one to critique and answer questions about small-business creation and development. The program aims to support entrepreneurs who are members of Indigenous and equity-deserving groups.