The LEAP! Program is in the recruitment phase for 2018

LEAP! Is an accelerator program designed to help you kick-start your inspired idea and test it live.

LEAP! Is an accelerator program designed to help you kick-start your inspired idea and test it live.

Kootenay Employment Services and Simon Fraser University are collaborating for the fourth year to bring Creston Valley entrepreneurs access to a powerful startup launch program. The Local Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (LEAP!) process is a 13-week program designed to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business idea, test their model, and modify it to create a sustainable business. LEAP! takes a fast-paced, hands-on, community-based approach to idea incubation. The approach is proven: it has helped to launch successful enterprises in many parts of rural BC – from micro-breweries to car-share coops. Participants come away with the skills and confidence to do the boots-on-the-ground work that will get their business operational. LEAP! gives participants access to cutting-edge entrepreneurial training and provides a supportive environment to put theory into action and evaluate results as they go.

Cut-off for applications is January 12th, 2018. Contact Amber McGregor via email am@kes.bc.ca or call 250-428-5655

The Leap Program is funded by the Government of Canada though the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund and support from KES is covering the entire training program cost.