Entrepreneurship (Foundations or Accelerate)

With our Foundations and Accelerate paths of the entrepreneurship program, you’ll receive guidance that fits your entrepreneurial experience. If you have zero experience with building a startup, not to worry: Foundations is perfect for you and will teach you all the essential skills and knowledge to create a successful startup. The Accelerate path will guide you through how to scale your startup to drive and maintain growth. ($189/ month for 10 months)

Virtual Platform
Multiple Resources
OSSD Credit
One-on-One Mentorship

About the Course

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. 1.0-2.0 OSSD credit value can be obtained from this course.

With our Foundations and Accelerate paths of the entrepreneurship program, you’ll receive guidance that fits your entrepreneurial experience. If you have zero experience with building a startup, not to worry: Foundations is perfect for you and will teach you all the essential skills and knowledge to create a successful startup. The Accelerate path will guide you through how to scale your startup to drive and maintain growth.

What will you experience?

  • A Gamified Curriculum (results oriented): come out of the program with real accomplishments and a startup
  • Learn at your own pace (2 - 3 month program duration with extension possibilities)
  • 110 minimum hours or approximately 6h/week per course (as per Ontario standards)
  • 40 course modules and 5+ Industry mentor coaching calls
  • Learn by doing (through live case studies and real tasks)
  • Weekly Illuminate Teacher tutoring sessions
  • Bi-weekly industry speaker (up to 8 industry workshops)
  • Application based activities integrated throughout the curriculum
  • Monthly peer evaluation surveys for teacher to review (round table promotion simulating the real world)

Course Content

  • 1.0 or 2.0 OSSD credit value (BOH4M or COP4O)
  • Gamified Curriculum (Consulting Rotational Program): Features a round table promotion with each completed module
  • Unit 1: Intern to Business Analyst (Business Fundamentals)
  • Unit 2: Consultant to Senior Consultant (Teamwork and Collaboration)
  • Unit 3: Manager to Senior Manager (Planning and Organizing)
  • Unit 4: Partner (Leadership and Entrepreneurship)
  • Please See Secondary Course Calendar for in-depth details and information (ex. example timetable, unit subtopics)

Reviews

"The program emphasized the importance of diversity to me, and how the inclusivity of everyone's creative solutions drives success. I was forced to step out of my comfort zone, and leverage my weaknesses, thus helping me grow as a leader."

Tiffany Too

"By getting to work in a team, I enhanced my collaboration, communication, and conflict-management skills; and by working independently, I improved my organizational skills and ability to think creatively and innovatively."

Tanisha Nigam

"Illuminate Leadership Academy was an eye-opener into the world of business management. I think Illuminate helped me grow as a leader because, during the teamwork, my team and I were able to discuss and produce great ideas. Teamwork makes the dream work!"

Thomas Zinger