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Programs | Explore | Collide Validate

Validate your idea as a business

Collide Validate is a seven-week program that equips you with the skills needed to critically test and evaluate your idea within the marketplace.
The image shows students talking to each other during a Collide Validate session.

About the program

Believe in the potential of your idea? As an aspiring entrepreneur, you might wonder if your concept holds promise in the entrepreneurial landscape. Enter Collide Validate – where you’ll gain the skills necessary to test your idea directly with your customers, shaping the destiny of your entrepreneurial vision.

Designed to establish a robust foundation in primary market research and customer interviewing, Collide Validate navigates through the nine critical building blocks of the business model canvas. With a keen emphasis on Customer Segments and Value Propositions (desirability), you will emerge equipped to discern whether to pause, pivot, or propel your venture forward, decoding if company creation stands as your next entrepreneurial evolution.

Eligibility

  • You must be currently enrolled as a student at a university or college in Nova Scotia.
  • You should possess a business idea that you are eager to validate. Whether it’s a spark of innovation or a well-defined concept, we welcome your entrepreneurial vision.
  • Teams of 1 to 3 members are eligible to participate. 

Benefits to students

  • Participants will receive $500 stipend if they attend all sessions and complete assignments
  • Training from innovation leaders
  • The opportunity to assess product-market fit
  • Access to mentors, industry experts and funders
  • Access to a vast entrepreneurial network and community

Collide Validate Winter 2024 session dates

Collide Validate Winter 2024 kicks off on January 9th, 2024, with some informative prep sessions leading up to the core program.

The core program is scheduled every Wednesday, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, for seven weeks starting on January 24, 2024, and concluding on March 06, 2024. All sessions will be held at the Romero Room in the Emera IDEA Building.

Please note that the week of February 19th is designated as Reading Week, and therefore, there will be no programming during that week.

Applications closed.

Applications

Applications for the Collide Validate Winter 2024 cohort are closed.

For any technical problems or queries regarding your application or eligibility, please reach out to George Wu – Program Manager at george.wu@dal.ca

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Collide Validate is made possible by the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)