SCI Innovation & Entrepreneurship is providing a rigorous training program where innovators can successfully launch their ventures and build global enterprises.
We are working with top tier schools, profesionals and entrepreneurs to deliver the entrepreneurship program to local and international entrepreneurs. We are also providing training programs to instill skills that are vital for SME (Small & Medium Enterprises) executives interested in international export, starting a business abroad and international joint ventures.
The program will assemble entrepreneurs from different countries to maximize the international interactions. Participants will work in small teams on assigned projects.
The program will be led by a team of executives with extensive global business experience.
Study materials on following subjects will be provided in advance for participants to study before arriving in Canada.
- Management and Leadership
- Human Resources Management
- Marketing Management
- Market Research and Analysis
- Advertising Media Management
- Business Law
- Sales and Negotiation
- Finance and Banking
- International Arbitration
- Business Communication
Access to Finance Networks
Upon completion of the program, SCI provides its entrepreneurs with the opportunity to showcase and pitch their projects to angels, venture capitalists, incubators and accelerators. The Venture Forum connects innovators with a significant industry network, and enables potential customers, partners and investors to get up close and personal with the entrepreneurs to learn about their business project, model, and goals.
Mentorship & Advisors
SCI ensures that our entrepreneurs have a wide selection of subject matter experts spanning diverse industries with whom to consult, be it accounting, legal, technical aid, communications, marketing, and more.
Networking and Industry Connections
The entrepreneurs have the opportunity to network with leading industry figures and investors at the SCI Venture Forum at the end of the session. Entrepreneurs will also enjoy making new connections with their peer-cohort and their extended networks.
15 entrepreneurs per session. A Selection Committee comprised of industry experts and partners will be responsible for evaluating applications based on set criteria.
Entrepreneurs need as many opportunities as possible to showcase their companies. Upon successful completion of the training program, entrepreneurs will present their businesses at the exclusive Venture Forum and pitch for the opportunity to receive funding from angels, venture capitalists and accelerators.
The Venture Forum provides a concrete opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their business plan, models, and milestones to an investor audience, as well as create industry partnerships that will take their venture to the next step in development and success.
Accepted entrepreneurs will undergo intensive 4-week program, including formal academic lectures, workshop-based training in entrepreneurship, and mentorship by key industry leaders. At the end of the training, entrepreneurs will have a professionally developed business plan, an executive summary, and a proper business model that is ready to pitch and potentially bring to the market. Upon successful program completion, participants receive a formal institutional certification from the Partner University & SCI.
Successful entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to obtain a Letter of Support from an angel investor group, a venture capital fund or a business accelerator in attendance who are designated by the Government of Canada under its Start-Up Visa immigration stream.