Business Incubation Program for Black Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

We provide you with the tools, resources and support you need to launch and grow the business of your dreams, with ease. Sound like you? Click below to join.

The business of your dreams, starts with a solid foundation.

The Chnge Mker Hub nurtures every aspect of your journey as an entrepreneur, from
business strategy to mindset mastery.

Let’s start with you

You are the most valuable part of starting your business

We’ll begin by uncovering the limiting beliefs you have about starting your own business in Ottawa, Ontario as a Black entrepreneur.

We help you release the burden of living up to society’s expectations.

You don’t have to work 10 times harder to prove that you belong here.

We support you in pushing past mental roadblocks that are keeping your vision small.

You will have the confidence to start your own business and expand into the spaces you’ve always dreamed of.

We guide you to activating your limitless potential as a business owner.

You will have the confidence to build a business you love with ease, while having fun.

“The Chnge Mker’s team sets you up for success when the time is right for you. They don’t force their own expectations on us and they give us the support to push past the limitations and boundaries we put on ourselves. They value helping us make our lives better”.


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You will create a sustainable business plan by aligning it with your version of success.

When you wholeheartedly believe in your vision, you’ll know you’re capable of launching and growing the business of your dreams.

You’ll start to see every challenge as an opportunity to bring your business to the next level. So, if you’ve ever felt like:

  • You want to be in an entrepreneurship program where your black identity is represented
  • You don’t know what steps to take to launch or expand your business
  • You feel alone and don’t have a community to lean into for guidance and support
  • You doubt yourself and you are scared of failing

We provide you with a community of


who are Black entrepreneurs with successful businesses, that will provide you with one-to-one support and hold you accountable.


who are at various stages in their journey. You’ll develop friendships, business connections and honest feedback for your ideas.


who facilitate workshops that cover every aspect of entrepreneurship and building a business. They are also available to guide you beyond the workshops.

Community Networks

where you can connect with other business owners in the Ottawa area.

Chnge Mker team members

who are kind, creative and resourceful. They will help you solve any problems that come up as you start your business.

We want you to show up exactly as you are.

Once you’ve clarified your vision, you’ll work on taking intentional steps to move you toward that vision.

  • You’ll awaken the power within you to elevate into the empowered business owner you are.
  • You’ll structure a strategic business plan, with experts who have been where you are.
  • You’ll develop a deep sense of awareness, which will help you develop a crystal clear vision of your business goals.
  • You’ll walk away with tools that will help you thrive beyond your time in the Hub.

Your success in business is centred around your personal development.

The Chnge Mker Hub did an amazing job of centring the program around our mindset and mental health. It’s built up my self-esteem and helped me get past the idea that I need to be perfect.


I launched my business in only two- months, after spending two years trying to figure out what I needed to do! The team matched us with mentors who understand the nuance of being a Black entrepreneur. They provided us with culturally responsive mentorship and there was no gatekeeping of information and resources


We understand the specific challenges you face as a Black entrepreneur who’s trying to start a business in Ottawa. And we’re here to help you push through your fears, limitations and boundaries with support, encouragement and accountability.

If you have a dream of starting or growing your business you belong here.

If you have the passion to create a positive impact in your community, you belong here.

Step into the Big, Bold & Boundless Entrepreneur you are