Entrepreneurial Ideation Programs
Dream Launch Grow, Entrepreneurship Academy has designed entrepreneurial programs that consist of closed groups that are open to entrepreneurs and founders only. The idea is to bring all the participants together in trusted groups of ‘founders helping founders’, to focus on you and your vision. In our ideation and incubation programs, we help you think through the opportunities and explore the full market potential that exists for your new innovation. We draw, debate, brainstorm and uncover every opportunity that exists for you to consider. You are given the freedom to think beyond your original intent of applications and uses so that your vision is expanded. Together, we will help you identify market hotspots, the best opportunities, and the most profitable path-to-market to launch with.
Creativity & Visualization Workshops
In our experience of working with budding and established entrepreneurs, we noticed that most entrepreneurs believe in the notion that they have to strive hard and overwork to achieve what they want. They admitted that while they experienced a lot of pleasure and faith for the first few years, they were building their business, there was also this ever-present undercurrent of fear. They also didn’t know how to let people help them, and as a result, felt unsupported and alone in their journey.
Dream Launch Grow, Entrepreneurship Academy’s Creativity and Visualization workshops are all about using your imagination to create what you want in your life. Surprisingly, there is nothing unfamiliar, strange, or unusual about creative visualization; most people are already using it every day, every minute. We help business owners use their natural power of imagination, coupled with their basic creative energy, which they use constantly and let it manifest into their ideas and actions.
Small Business Development
At Dream Launch Grow, Entrepreneurship Academy, we help startups and small businesses establish, grow, and scale by offering various programs that give them access to an assortment of resources and business services, thereby creating an ecosystem that aids high-potential startups to the go-to-market and scale. We are a team of entrepreneurs, founders, mentors and investors that help small business owners transform their ventures.
Hands-on Entrepreneurial Coaching Clinics
The Dream Launch Grow, Entrepreneurship Academy Ideation Incubator creates dynamic meeting spaces where founders engage in exploring and discovering the full business potential of their ideas. The ideation coaching provides a structured process for founders to determine the best business value proposition for their innovation. These are not casual drop-in workshops; rather, they require a time commitment and are meant for serious entrepreneurs, innovators, creators and founders who genuinely want to take their passion to profit. In our coaching clinics, we use highly visual design thinking tools, methodologies and frameworks that guide people to explore the best path forward for their ideas to make an impact in the world.
Entrepreneurial leaders possess three defining traits that set them apart from every other type of leader. They are strong risk managers. They are outstanding uncertainty navigators. They are highly skilled doubt explorers. These three qualities work in tandem to enable entrepreneurial leaders to take action, overcome obstacles, and create value while the rest are still analyzing the situation.
At Dream Launch Grow, Entrepreneurship Academy, we believe that leadership is both a mindset and a skillset, and it can be taught. Developing leadership skills takes time; and this process needs to be integrated with day-to-day work.
Startup Mastermind Clubs For Founders
Once you’ve gone through one of our Entrepreneurial Ideation Programs, you will have the opportunity to join one of our Business Startup Mastermind Groups to continue the momentum of your entrepreneurial journey. Business Startup Clubs are small groups of ambitious entrepreneurs who are committed to succeeding.
A core pillar of our Startup Clubs is Founders Helping Founders. Our Mastermind Clubs for Founders is the place to explore, dream, and visualize in a safe space with other founders. The focus will always be on you, your business and your ideas, where you explore, as a group, the opportunities that exist for you to continue moving forward.
Stories Of Failure That Power Success. Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across Atlantic Canada, we get three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers or in a virtual setting to share their own professional mistakes and failures. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all.
As a global community, our goal is to normalize mistakes and failure as part of the entrepreneurial journey. Please understand that entrepreneurial thinking is a mindset - anyone can be entrepreneurial! The goal is to speak without filters, shame, embarrassment or guilt because, let’s face it - in order to achieve anything, it takes putting in the effort, taking action, and moving our ideas and life forward to pursue our dreams, passions and goals. It’s only natural then that along the way, we’re going to make mistakes, encounter setbacks, and hit roadblocks. But we can’t let that stop us!
Why Hold Fuckup Nights?
- We deeply believe in having the difficult conversations as a positive step towards wellbeing and a less ego-driven world.
- One learns more from failure than from stories of success.
- To celebrate trying instead of stigmatizing failure.
- To normalize mistakes and failures as part of the entrepreneurial journey.
- To speak without shame, embarrassment, or guilt.
- To live a life with fewer filters.
- It’s fun!