Ready2Launch is a summer accelerator for students and researchers who are committed to growing their ventures. R2L is a 12-week immersive program that brings together members of the Atlantic Canadian and wider entrepreneurial ecosystem to turn ideas into viable products. Past teams have gone on to further their ventures at top accelerators around the world.
Our goal is to develop innovators and entrepreneurs. We do this through a process of accountability by helping participants to achieve the milestones they set for themselves
Accelerate and refine your venture through workshops on Customer Problem, Product Value, and Business Model.
Get insights and support from a range of successful entrepreneurs and industry experts to guide you through your idea development and testing stages.
Onwards and upwards! Use your newfound connections and momentum to push your venture to new heights. The Ready2Launch ecosystem will always stay behind you, cheering you on.
Mentorship and Coaching: Industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs provide feedback and advise
Simulated “Board of Directors”: Accountability and real-world exposure through monthly simulated Board of Director meetings
Networking: Opportunities to develop connections with fellow entrepreneurs, funders, investors, startup thought leaders, ecosystem players, and industry experts
Funding: Up to $15,000 of equity free, no strings attached funding and chance to win $10,000 in cash prizes
Mental Resilience: Mental resilience coaching to handle stress and anxiety, along with one year subscription to headspace app
Perks and benefits: Access to course materials, work space, personalized feedback, media mentions, and others
“It was a pleasure to sit on a board for the Ready2Lauch program. Watching teams use the feedback the board provided to them to improve month by month was rewarding. It was incredible to see how the teams grew and learned as they brought their ideas to life”
– Catherine Love, board member @ R2L
“Ready2Launch is the ideal program for a start-up looking to test the waters with their exciting new idea. They set you up for future success by teaching you the strategies to discover more about your customers and your market. The team also helps you develop a strong business plan so by the time the program is over, you will be ready to the next stage of your start-up’s journey”
– Jared Hudson, Co-founder @ MyPAQ
Ready2Launch is made possible by the support of the Government of Canada through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).