LeapIN Highlight Reel: Weeks 2 & 3

We dove right in during weeks 2 and 3, shifting our focus from life as an entrepreneur and getting down to the nitty gritty of our businesses: market research, branding, financial goal setting and more!


Day 4 | We kicked off the week with a presentation about Life Design by Braden Hill, former Fanshawe College employee and current consultant at Deloitte. He shared the story of his evolving career path, and gave us great insights about short term VS long term rewards as well as fast and slow thinking: how opportunities can be missed if you aren’t looking for them.

That was the final workshop regarding personal development and introspective reflection for our crew. Which lead to Dave’s disclaimer of the week: This program is about to become

But before we can “do”, we need to know what we’re working towards! Kelsey lead the group through a workshop on the importance of goal setting and let us in on the “5D” process: Dream, Define, Design, Deliver, Deliberate.

Day 5 | Nothing motivates a group like a challenge! We had the cohort participate in a networking challenge, collecting as many contacts from the group as they could in the allotted time. With our accelerator being hosted virtually, we wanted to be sure our entrepreneurs are able to connect with each other outside of our time together each day.

Research Librarian, Paula Parlette, also joined us to talk about market research and all of the resources available through the Fanshawe College Library Services.


Day 6 | We’ve been working on our 1-minute marketing p