APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES
MARCH 1, 2021
The purpose of the LeapIN Business Accelerator is to provide a supportive, hands-on environment for entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level. We ensure you leave with a strong set of skills and confidence in your business, and connections to a large network of business owners just like you.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and adhering to public health guidelines, this year's programming will be delivered virtually from May 4th until July 22, 2021. You will be required to attend online sessions for 2.5 hours each day, Tuesday through Thursday, for 12 weeks.
In person sessions may be possible but will not be mandatory.
Workshops & Mentorship
We bring in mentors, industry experts, and experienced entrepreneurs from Fanshawe College and across the region to give informative workshops and engaging sessions.Through these workshops we ensure you leave each day with the tools to help your business to grow.
Each member of LeapIN will be able to access up to $5,000 in funding, which will be given in installments upon completion of specific milestones. To receive funding, participants will be expected to attend 90% of the workshops and document their learning.Funds can be used to pay yourself and employees, access services, or pay for product development.
Must be eligible to work in Canada.
Business concepts must be beyond the idea stage. If you’ve conducted research and are now in the planning stage, you’re eligible!
Must have a reliable internet connection and device to participate.
Business Model Canvas
Creating Your Pitch
Conducting Industry Research
Customer Relationship Management Tools
Search Engine Optimization
Branding and Storytelling
My experience with the LeapIN incubator was wonderful. We covered lots of topics touching on all aspects of running a business as anentrepreneur. Personally, I really enjoyed the guest speakers that were brought in and the trips we took to other businesses. Having the ability to connect with other successful entrepreneurs. was an inspiration and very helpful as they provided insight to my business. The discussion on corporate social responsibility still sticks with me to this day. We have a charity event every year as a part of Extra Life to raise funds for the Sick Kids hospital here it London.
It's a great feeling to be able to give back to the community that supports us being in business in a way lets us use our product. The hardest thing to learn for me as an entrepreneur has been learning what you're good at, what you're not good at, and when to hire someone to help. Asentrepreneurs we never want to let go of the control we have of every detail of our business because we want to be perfect. The LeapIN incubator assisted me in identifying these skills which has assisted in the continued success of both my businesses. Any potential or current entrepreneur who has not taken ( participated in) a incubator would benefit greatly from the knowledge that is passed on through the LeapIN incubator.