What is LEAP!?
LEAP! is an eight week accelerator program for brand new start-up social entrepreneurs in rural B.C.
Using a lean start-up model, LEAP! prepares small groups of entrepreneurs to launch new local businesses in their communities.
LEAP! is an initiative of SFU's Community Economic Development program, and is delivered in partnership with community-based organizations.
How does LEAP! work?
LEAP! is hosted by a partner organization in the community. The partner organization recruits participants and provides a classroom. SFU provides a proven program delivery model, with live online instruction and support.
• LEAN START-UP MODEL
• small classes (5-7 people)
• PROVEN SUCCESS
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Prior to founding Radical Raven Consulting, Eric served Cheam First Nation as Executive Director for five years. His knowledge base includes: community economic development, strategic planning, business development, coaching, public speaking, negotiations and public administration.
In his volunteer time, he serves on the boards of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC, the Indigenization Committee of the Senate of the University of the Fraser Valley and is Vice President of the First Nations Technology Council.
100% of LEAP! participants learned the lean start-up process.
77% of LEAP! participants decided to launch a business.
To date, 59% of participants are operating in the market.
83% of LEAP! participants are women.
MEET SOME OF OUR LEAP! ENTREPRENEURS