Founded in 1907
York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI) is a Canadian charitable organization whose mission is to provide top-tier business education and mentorship to innovative entrepreneurs from any sector or industry in order to build and accelerate successful businesses and efficient not-for-profit organizations. YEDI is committed to ensuring that ideas with high impact are not lost due to lack of knowledge during the start-up process. YEDI guides innovators to refine their ideas and create tested proof of concepts that are attractive to investors and will benefit society.
After being recognized as the #1 university linked business accelerator in the world by UBI Global, YEDI was contacted by several Canadian and international universities who expressed interest in having YEDI programming at their respective schools. That is how the "Academic Department of Global Finance and Small Business Development by York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (Canada)" was created in Plekhanov Russian University of Economics to deliver YEDI’s content to both Russian and international entrepreneurs.
YEDI believes that academia has no borders and is proud to envision a future where business leaders from both Canada and Russia who complete YEDI’s programming will better understand each other and help each other flourish in a global economy.