Posted: February 9, 2022



Type of Program:



The purpose of the LeapIN Business Accelerator is to provide a supportive, hands-on environment for entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $5,000 which will be given in installments upon completion of specific milestones. To receive funding, participants will be expected to attend 90% of the workshops and document their learning. Funds can be used to pay yourself and employees, access services, or pay for product development.

When It Ends:

Closed for 2021


Next deadlines to be determined


Applicants must:

  • be Fanshawe students and alumni;
  • be eligible to work in Canada.;
  • be beyond the idea stage with their business concept (have conducted research and are now in the planning stage);
  • have a reliable internet connection and device to participate. 

Applications Steps:


Applicants must submit the online application.

Other Things to Note:

Check their website for updates about the 2022 program. The 2021 program was delivered virtually from May 4th until July 22, 2021.


"I almost missed out on this amazing opportunity, but I’m so happy I didn’t!

Not only did I meet an amazing group of people that I got to work with for the 9 weeks, I learned more than I thought I would. The workshops were very helpful in building a strong basis for my business covering a ton of different topics. LeapIn was also a great networking opportunity, I made so many connections with people I probably never would have met otherwise."

Sylvia Zietek, Pierogi Queen, 2018 Cohort

About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe's background and how he can help your business.


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