100% digital Empowered Startups Platform coming to a university, startup support organization or R&D facility near you

100% digital Empowered Startups Platform coming to a university, startup support organization or R&D facility near you

VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2019—Empowered Startups has launched a state-of-the-art online training and reporting platform for universities, startup organizations, and research and development facilities around the world.

Naheed Henderson, Empowered Startups, CEO – Global Accelerator, said, “We realized that there was both an opportunity and a need for a scalable digital version of the successful startup programs we were delivering globally in a classroom, and developed a comprehensive virtual training program.

“Using Lean methodology Empowered Startups Platform (ESP) allows users to transform an idea into a validated business model. The digital interface helps solve the challenge that most institutions are faced with—limitations in physical space, capacity and staff resources to deliver programs—and makes it easy to accept train, evaluate and report on early stage startups.”

ESP also helps to bridge a huge gap in the research and development world, enabling academics and researchers to effectively and efficiently launch their innovative ideas and products into viable business markets.

Organizations like the British Columbia Institute of Technology Student Association and Inria, the French National Institute for the digital sciences, and Invest in Grenoble-Alpes are using ESP and are already reaping its benefits. “The intuitive ESplatform facilitates the productive collaboration we are looking to foster in order to grow our international entrepreneurship initiatives,” said Véronique Péquignat, Director – International Initiatives, Invest in Grenoble-Alpes.

“Empowered Startups’ unique digital startup training platform is leading the way in delivering accessible, cutting edge virtual training and tools to both experienced and aspiring global entrepreneurs,” said Sean Lumb, Director of Life Science Venture Portfolio, [email protected], University of British Columbia.  He added, “All participants are certain to complete this guided and mentored journey feeling prepared and inspired to launch their idea into a real business or a change-maker opportunity.”

Learn more about ESP and request a demo at esplatform.ca.

YES Platform Provides Competitive Edge for Students and Schools

YES Platform Provides Competitive Edge for Students and Schools

VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2019—Empowered Startups is now offering its cutting-edge Young Empowered Startuppers (YES) online learning and activity platform globally to youth aged 13 to 20.

Using a fully integrated online learning and project platform, YES takes students and teachers seamlessly through their entrepreneurial journey from problem solving ideas to viable, pitch-ready ventures. The program meets Canadian Entrepreneurship 12 curriculum requirements and can be delivered flexibly depending on the needs of the students and school.

“The entrepreneurial journey enables youth to build not only a skill set that allows them to remain relevant in future careers, but also a personal profile that resonates with universities. YES participants learn to use lean startup methodology, and take on critical mind shifts that serve as valuable lifelong learning skills,” said Naheed Henderson, CEO of Empowered Startups’ Global Startup Accelerator.

Paul Legge, instructor and Career-Life Coordinator at Vancouver College, said “This program provides our students with an opportunity to learn about business in the ever-changing business world, as we move toward a society with more and more independent business owners who will command a stronger presence in the global economy.”

Legge said Vancouver College was motivated to purchase YES because of “the opportunity it will provide our students, not only for cutting edge business design practices, but also the potential to develop mentor relationships and collaborate with other young entrepreneurs around the world.”
Sixteen-year old early program adopter Jaden Legate said he is already planning to start a business with another program participant. “I think we will both be able to use the information we’ve learned to minimize our risk of failure early on and begin to build a successful company that we can scale in the future.”

YES is a 100% digital learning solution available for individuals and schools globally. Learn more at yes.empoweredstartups.com.

Lil’wat Community Startup Incubator

Lil’wat Community Startup Incubator

With expertise and a track record of growing the state of Startup globally, Empowered Startups is honoured to further its ambition of bringing Startup to everyone by announcing a new partnership with the Lil’wat First Nation. Located just north of Whistler in British Columbia, Canada, Empowered Startups in partnership with the Lil’wat community will be running a year-long Startup incubator program based out of the Ts’zil learning centre.

Beginning in May 2019, the Ts’zil Startup incubator will provide training , mentorship and  tools  to twelve aspiring community entrepreneurs to support the launch of new businesses. The program will be comprehensive and deliver a cutting-edge roadmap, resources and guidance taking a business from initial idea through to first customer. Furthermore, the program will certify and train a startup mentor from within the community to continue to provide mentorship to community entrepreneurs in the future, with the opportunity for ongoing support from Empowered Startups.

“I am honoured to be part of delivering entrepreneurship training to the local Lil’wat community through an indigenous world view and to sit with community members to help them realize their business and career dreams. I am certain that this program will support the goals of economic sustainability and improved skills and training, that the community beholds.” – Naheed Henderson, CEO of Empowered Startups Global Startup Accelerator.

More information: https://lilwat.ca/entrepreneur-startup-program/

About Empowered Startups Ltd.

Empowered Startups (ES) is a business startup incubator specializing in mentoring and growing ideas into sustainable businesses. ES strives to advance the state of startup both globally and locally, while also being the leader and gold standard for transnational startup methodology, training and mentorship. The organization is a private enterprise, which also recognizes its social responsibility to enhance the stability, security and prosperity of the regions in which it operates. ES firmly believes that it is the duty of all state and non-state actors to actively participate in developing, supporting, sustaining and furthering economic sustainability.

ES is designated by the Canadian government to provide incubation services to global entrepreneurs through the Start Up Visa program, and is recognized as a Designated Business  Incubator.

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Say “YES” to Your Child’s Future

Say “YES” to Your Child’s Future

With great excitement, we are pleased announce the launch of our new Young Empowered Startuppers (YES) program. YES is an engaging and state-of-the-art online learning platform built specifically for youth that inspires, teaches and guides one through a personal Startup journey. YES is 100% online and can be completed from anywhere in the world on any schedule, with the support of our expert mentors.

Youth will complete this program having built a validated business model based on leading lean Startup methodology, and ready to launch their own Startup. Furthermore, students will have acquired the experience and skills to be super powers in the face of discerning universities and a demanding future global work force.

For more details and a glimpse inside the program, please visit www.yes.empoweredstartups.com.

Empowered Startups is a Canadian government designated Startup Incubator and recognized for advancing the state of Startup globally. With incubators in Canada, France, and Portugal, we believe that Startup can be for everyone, and we actively bring an advanced and innovative approach of starting up to a place where experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages can understand, participate and excel. Our training tools and mentorship are used and recognized by leading global university labs, Startup Incubators, and innovation hubs. We have mentored, accelerated, and incubated a notable portfolio of international and domestic business ideas across our global locations.

Canadian International School Team and Empowered to Launch Online Offering

Canadian International School Team and Empowered to Launch Online Offering


Canadian International School Team and Empowered to Launch Online Offering

Empowered Startups and a team from The Canadian International School in Vietnam (CIS) are preparing to launch an online school to make Canadian curriculum and schooling options available throughout ASEAN countries, other international markets, and potentially remote locations within Canada. The team will launch the venture and build the online platform from Vancouver, Canada. Through leveraging CIS’ ongoing success in Vietnam, they will extend the new venture’s reach throughout ASEAN countries and parts further a field, to those for whom a brick and mortar boarding school option is inappropriate.

“The Canadian International School in Vietnam is well-recognized and global-minded institution. Its leadership team and faculty are committed to their students success.”, noted Alex George, Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Empowered Startups’ incubator in Vancouver, Canada is keen to welcome the team from CIS into its portfolio later this winter. Empowered Startups brings experience in building online curriculum and training platforms, and in mentoring transnational innovators launching new innovative ventures in new jurisdictions. With offices in North America, Asia and Europe, Empowered Startups partners with research and development institutes in global startup ecosystems, and guides innovative ventures in accessing international markets. Empowered Startups has international expertise in advancing the state of global startup.