The Foundation will create opportunities for youth to learn fundamental business skills in a fun and safe environment. in order to help participants create and take advantage of new opportunities with their own unique skill sets. The “B” Better Foundation is the Better Software Company’s opportunity to build upon the legacy and story of CEO and Founder, Steve Cody.
Steve Cody started his first business at the age of 17 with a bucket, a squeegee, and a dream. After receiving a cheque for $1200 from his grandfather, Steve opened a window washing company and never looked back. Over the course of his career, Steve has started a number of local businesses and has generated over $260 million in sales to date. Now focusing on growing Ottawa’s next great technology company, The Better Software Company, Steve would like to share his story to inspire a new generation of young entrepreneurs to go out and start a business!
The Better Software Company will facilitate a registration based program for interested BGC youth to learn fundamental business and personal skills. The program curriculum is focused on providing fun and interactive sessions that will include guest speakers who specialize in specific areas of business.
This welcoming and safe environment will nurture dreamers, challenge creatives and provide a basic foundation for builders. The two primary goals of the program are to have fun and introduce a pathway into business as a career opportunity. Every 2 weeks youth will be guided step-by-step via “B” Better Youth Entrepreneurship Workshops to create their own small business.
As a finale for the program, youth will prepare a pitch for their business idea/product. Their pitch will be “Dragon’s Den” style in front of a panel of expert judges. All participants in the program will have this opportunity to pitch at the event. Two winners (one male and one female) will be chosen and matched with a mentor and given a $1200 bursary. They will also be recognized at the BGCO Scholarship Awards night in May.
The “B” Better Foundation is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of business with one of Ottawa’s fastest growing companies.
In partnership with:
The Better Software Company is thrilled to partner with The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa on this life-changing initiative. We wholeheartedly support their mission to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. We look forward to working together on growing the young entrepreneur community in Ottawa!