Breakthrough Winter 2024 | Registration is now open!

We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of Breakthrough participants in the Winter 2024 term! Please fill out the registration form below to be considered for Breakthrough Winter 2024.

Join a cohort of incorporated student founders | Refine your business | Prepare to move onto an accelerator program

Program Term: Fall & Winter | Program Timeline: Wednesday & Fridays from 1-2:30pm

Are you prepared to accelerate? Breakthrough is a group coaching program for students looking to scale their existing business/company in an accelerator or investor driven advising program.

What is Breakthrough?

Breakthrough is a cohort-based group coaching program dedicated to preparing student-founders to scale their businesses through participation in an accelerator or investor driven advising program. Students are supported in refining their business models, pitches and applications to programs they can leverage after they leave the Innovation Hub. The program is sector-agnostic and focuses on preparing student-led ventures for rapid growth and expansion. Participants will be encouraged to move onto an accelerator program following their immersive learning experience in the Hub.

The Fall 2023 cohort is expected to contain a group of incorporated founders who have already been through one or more of the Innovation Hub’s programs. Other incorporated founders are welcome to apply to join this highly motivated group of student-founders as they push each other forward.

When does Breakthrough take place?

The next Breakthrough program cohort launches in September and will span about 12 weeks.

Breakthrough Registration Form - Winter 2024

  • What is your Organization's CRA Business Number? - 9 digits, no spaces. This data is used for categorization and funding reporting.
  • Explain the problem you solve, your main target markets, and the current progress you are making with sales, market development and growth.
  • How are you hoping to develop your skills and your business through participation in a Breakthrough cohort? Be as specific as possible.
  • Where do you see your business idea going in the next 6months, 2-5-10 years?
  • Please list any Innovation Hub activities, events or programs you and your partners previously participated in.
  • Is your venture currently incorporated in Canada (federally or provincially)?
  • Breakthrough will take place Wednesday/Friday @1:00pm-2:30pm, please confirm if you will be available at that time.
  • Please provide a list of founder(s) and their management roles within the venture. You must provide information on founder(s) contributions to date to the venture and their expected commitment and roles with the venture.
  • Please list the top three keywords that describe your venture.
    Please choose from one of the following on the list that you think represents the closest stage to your ventures current stage.
  • What is your product roadmap for the next 6 to 12 months? How can the Hub's team coach and support you at this time?
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload your financial projections (1 year, 3 years, 5 years) as an excel worksheet.
  • What is your incorporation number?
  • What specific problem does your business solve for its customers?