Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network (SWOBEN)
Building Strong Business Foundations
Build foundational strategies, including business plans, model canvases, financial roadmaps, and pitches.
Enable members to thrive and succeed in pursuing opportunities in the competitive business landscape.
Customized Action Plan
During every four-month cohort, each participant’s journey through SWOBEN is guided by their customized Action Plan developed with the support of an Action Plan advisor.
A mix of virtual and in person:
- Learning modules
- Business development tools
- Incubators and industry based programs
- Vending opportunities
- Funding and pitch competitions
- General advisory services
- Specialized advisory services
Join the Network
Black entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders.
Industry experts who offer their advisory services and mentorship/coaching to SWOBEN members.
An ecosystem of organizations and businesses with shared objectives and values.
We highlight the achievement and success of SWOBEN members. Check out these stories and others on YouTube.
SWOBEN is funded by FedDev Ontario through the Government of Canada’s Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP). FedDev delivers programs and services to support innovation and economic growth in southern Ontario.