York Region is home to ~50,000 businesses, including 10% that are in information, communications, or telecommunications industries. Not surprisingly, there are many resources in the ecosystem to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Some organizations specifically support startups; others focus on advanced businesses; and some foster peer-to-peer connections. Regardless of which stage a business is at, York Region offers something to help an entrepreneur along.
The YRES app for iPhones and iPads saves entrepreneurs and possible-entrepreneurs alike time in navigating the ecosystem. YRES presents curated summaries of organizations that support entrepreneurs in York Region, across various stages of business maturity.
Users of the app can review the summary information of each organization, and tap on a link to visit the organization’s external website (in Safari) to find out more details. The user will still need to do their own research, but YRES will save them some valuable time.
YRES provides curated information about organizations that support businesses in these stages:
YRES content was curated by Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and Startup York Region, designed by Treefrog, and built by AccessTelluride using the server-side Swift framework Perfect, created by PerfectlySoft.
Download the app for free here.
AccessTelluride provides full-stack consulting and development services to clients globally. Areas of expertise range from server-side optimization and development to custom web-based applications and native mobile apps (iOS and Android). AccessTelluride is based in Ridgway, Colorado.
PerfectlySoft Inc. is a startup dedicated to providing full-stack mobile developers with high-performance, stable tools and support to complete their server-side Swift projects for the iOS, OS X, and Linux environments. Headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, PerfectlySoft was founded in 2015.
Startup York Region is focused on building the entrepreneur community in York Region, north of Toronto. Startup York Region hosts monthly events ranging from informal networking events to speakers series to bootcamps, and is a community in the Startup Canada network.
Treefrog Inc. is a full-service digital marketing and web development and design agency. Treefrog provides a broad range of custom programming and digital marketing solutions and services that help businesses across a wide range of industries differentiate their user experiences, increase brand awareness, and grow their revenues in today’s highly competitive global digital economy. Founded in 1995, Treefrog is headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs is dedicated to helping high-school students learn more about entrepreneurship and innovation, by bringing together motivated teens, experienced entrepreneur mentors, startup and business training, and local ecosystem partners.