LeapIN Business Accelerator

By mmuise

LeapIN Business Accelerator, a 12-week program, is a real-world, hands-on learning experience designed for early-stage Fanshawe College founders to validate their business ideas, establish a minimum viable product, and build a roadmap for implementation to launch their startup.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $5,000.

Deadline: Applications are closed. This will reopen in January 2024.

Applicants must:

  • be Fanshawe students and alumni;
  • be eligible to work in Canada;
  • have a reliable internet connection and device to participate;
  • must attend a minimum of 90% of the program sessions (in person or online);
  • must dedicate a minimum of 35 hours a week to their business and program activities;
  • must attend bi-weekly business advisor sessions to aid in growth.
    Business eligibility:
  • Any legal idea for a physical/digital product or service is eligible;
  • Ideas can be a for-profit, social enterprise, or non-profit business model;
  • They will consider applicants in the idea stage and also existing companies with up to 1 year in business.
  • Business concepts must be beyond the idea stage:
    a) Businesses can demonstrate some evidence of idea validation and have undertaken some form of primary and secondary market research.
Application Steps:

Applicants must submit the online application.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

Other Things to Note:

2023 leapIN Business Accelerator Information Session: February 15.

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