Global
Startup
Accelerator

Proven and powerful
Startup methodology,
tools and training

Global Startup Accelerator

Proven and powerful Startup methodology, tools and training

[ PROGRAM OVERVIEW ]

 

We are focused on advancing the state of Startup globally, and our Global Startup Accelerator platform is at the heart of this endeavor. We believe that Startup can be for everyone, and we actively bring an advanced and innovative approach to starting up to a place where both experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs can understand and participate.

Our Global Startup Accelerator is delivered online via a specially crafted platform allowing entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world to participate on their own time. Matched with an experienced mentor throughout, each participant is guided on a journey bringing their Startup from idea to market offer by employing a unique combination of interactive learning, experimentation, mentorship, and tools.

Our methodology is a thoughtful blend of cutting edge thinking and actioning, that together creates what we believe is the fastest, and most risk adverse way to take a project from idea to market. We combine the strengths of Lean methodology, with elements of Prototype and Horizon thinking, to create critical mind shifts and a road map that guides entrepreneurs down a quick and risk adverse path to global Startup success.

 

 

The GSA course changed my working life! It did! Joining the course for just over two months, I found an immense and bright horizon for my business project that was at the time, just an idea lying in deep confusion with me not knowing how and where to start with turning it into a viable business.  – 2018 GSA Participant

As entrepreneurs, we all have great ideas. But this is not enough. The GSA is a critical learning piece that enables you to get a complete picture and a comprehensive view of your project. Thanks to the guidance from experienced mentors in this course, my project has been honed, become viable, and has growth potential.  – 2018 GSA Participant

Empowered’s Global Startup Accelerator course is more than just a stepping stone to get ahead. The course not only improved my business knowledge, but it also helped me to build a validated business model. With the course being online and fully digitized, it is also convenient to train from home.   – 2018 GSA Participant

We believe that Startup can be for everyone, and we actively bring an advanced and innovative approach to starting up to a place where both experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs can understand and participate.

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Online Startup Accelerator

A globally accessible digital platform that guides entrepreneurs on a mentored path from idea to initial product offer. The journey is comprehensive and takes 4- 10 weeks to complete. Mentorship, experimentation, iteration and validated learning are foundational to the journey, as is key fundamental mind shifts toward Lean Startup and rapid prototyping.

Global Launch Pads

A mini incubator opportunity where by entrepreneurs come to our hubs in Canada, Portugal, France, and Hong Kong and find support necessary to launch in each particular market. Mentorship, market insights, methodology training, office space, and access to our technology and innovation network is all part of the Launch pad opportunity.

Empowered Nations

We work intimately on location with Indigenous communities training and mentoring community members and leaders on a cutting edge Startup journey. Through this year long journey, together we increase the stability, security and prosperity of the local community by way of supporting the growth of economic sustainability and lifelong training.

Young Empowered Startuppers

A fun and engaging online learning platform built specifically for youth that inspires, teaches and guides one through a personal Startup journey. The program is 100% online and can be completed from anywhere in the world on any schedule. Say “YES” to your child’s future!   Learn More Here.

[ PARTNERS ]

Our valued partnerships provide transnational entrepreneurs with opportunities to deepen the foundations and extend the reach of their ventures.

Thoughts on Continuous Innovation by the makers of LEANSTACK.

[ GLOBAL NEWS ]

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...

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...

Online GSA Platform Live

Our Online GSA platform has launched and is now available to aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs globally. As a leader in global Startup, we are excited to share an innovative solution that allows entrepreneurs to gain the mentorship and training...

[ MENTORS ]

The following professionals generously offer their perspectives on our plans. We are grateful for the influence they continue to have on our projects.

 


Naheed
Henderson

Core Team: CEO – Global Accelerator Program

 


Paul
Girodo

Core Team:
Co-Founder

 


Amber
Allen

Core Team:
Co-Founder

 


Colin
McDonald

Core Team: GSA Mentor

 


Matthew
Pattinson

Core Team: Startup Leader

 


Elmien
Dicker

Core Team: CEO-in-Residence