Onboard Weekend 
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Conceptualize a business idea

Develop Hands-On Skills 

Make friends for life

 Ignite your passions and transform them into viable business concepts
Dive into the full startup journey – from idea to launch – in just 2.5 days. Gain practical skills that set you up for success!
Team up with fellow students from diverse disciplines. Together, create something new that goes beyond the program.!


Want to learn how to build a business in a fast-paced weekend environment?  Benefit from entrepreneurs and coaches' guidance during LaunchPad Onboard weekend. We will teach you the foundational skills to get an idea off the ground. Collaborating with a team, you'll tackle daily goals, finishing in a Sunday night finale pitch to a panel of supportive judges.


Experience OnBoard Weekend


In diverse teams of three you will: 


Immerse yourself in an exciting challenge, working together to create an original product or service that solves a problem of any size.

2 Work against time constraints to complete mini tasks that will help you lay the foundation of your new business idea.
3 Work with a team of like-minded students and bring an idea to life.




Want to read more about past OnBoard Weekend experiences? Check out our blog posts here

Deadline To Apply: TBA


Program Manager


Erin Creegan-Dougherty, a Métis entrepreneur and Entreprenurship Development Officer at The Institute, was raised in Calgary, Alberta, surrounded by the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. Her deep love for both nature and cooking fueled her ambition to launch a backcountry food venture. Inspired by family and friends who were successful entrepreneurs, she embraced her Métis heritage and founded Maskwa Backcountry Foods. With a mission to share Métis culture through food, Erin remains dedicated to her passions for the wilderness, her cultural heritage, and cooking, while eagerly pursuing business opportunities on a national and international scale.

Want help applying to LaunchPad OnBoard or have questions about the program?
For additional information on our other programs, please refer to our program page here or contact us at info@innovate.com