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Your Path to Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Why StartupReady?

StartupReady is a program that will initiate you into the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. Designed for students from all faculties and programs,this experience will help you develop your understanding of what it takes to be innovative and entrepreneurial while enhancing your employability skills for the startup world and beyond. It doesn't get much better than that.

How we do it

An entrepreneurial mindset is fueled by curiosity, geared towards problem-solving, and driven by a desire to bring about change in the world. And so in completing this certificate, you will:

  • Build your entrepreneurial mindset and skills in the areas of agile management, presentation and storytelling, customer discovery, prototyping and design thinking
  • Expand your network with like-minded peers and industry leaders through collaborating with students across disciplines

Earn your StartupReady certificate at your own pace during your time at Concordia.

How it works

Interactive Workshops

Complete a series of six FutureBound/GradProSkills workshops in the areas of project management, design thinking, customer discovery, entrepreneurship, pitching and prototyping.

Complete throughout the academic year:

  • Intro to Design Thinking
  • Intro to Customer Discovery/User Experience
  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • Prototyping and Usability Testing
  • Project Management
  • Pitching

Startup Course

You will have four weeks to complete How to Build a Startup: The Lean LaunchPad course, which includes four weekly in-person, 1.5-hour facilitated check-ins with the District 3 team.

Session dates:
Fridays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 & Nov. 26, 2021

Being StartupReady

Upon completion of both steps of Concordia’s StartupReady program, you will earn your StartupReady certificate and be ready to contribute to Montreal’s vibrant start-up community, and beyond.

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