LaunchYU Accelerator

LaunchYU Accelerator

Think you have the next high potential venture and want to take it to the next level? This 4-month accelerator program is designed to support entrepreneurs as they Build, Launch, and Scale their ventures through bootcamps, workshops, one-on-one mentorship, and other services.

The newly revamped program will focus on even more hands-on experience, numerous opportunities for peer feedback, customized mentorship, and dedicated office hours with key partners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sprints

1

Business Strategies

2

Pricing and Business Model

3

Sales Tools and Strategies

4

Financing and Fundraising

Sprint Components

1

Bootcamps and workshops

2

One-on-one mentorship

3

Peer Pitch feedback
sessions

4

Infounders Mastermind peer feedback sessions

5

Cash awards

Who is this Program for?

  • You are a full-time founder.
  • You are past the Ideation/Discovery stage. This means that your venture is launched, or 1-2 months from launching.
  • Your venture is a for-profit or social enterprise. We currently do not accept any non-profit or co-operative ventures (please contact us at launchyu@yorku.ca for support).
  • You are extremely dedicated and willing to put in the work to succeed!

Program Benefits

  • One-on-one mentorship to support you throughout the program
  • Grow personally and gain insightful peer feedback through Infounders Mastermind Sessions
  • Develop practical leadership skills with Pivot Perspectives through hands-on learning scenarios
  • Get hands-on experience and learn from various industry experts about important and relevant topics for your startup
  • Take your pitch to the next level through regular pitch practice
  • Develop a tight network of entrepreneurs
  • Potential access to angels, venture capitalists and other investors
  • Access to cash awards, and Innovation York Perks package

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline
    Closed
  • Program Start Date
    May 4, 2020
  • Graduation & Demo Day
    September, 2020
  • Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award
    January, 2021