Programs

Regional Accelerator

“Focus your
energy to reach
that next milestone.”

Welcome

Regional

Entrepreneurs

This program is for entrepreneurs who have a scalable business based in Ontario.

Over 5 weeks, founders will explore topics and sessions that will assist them in scaling their business. Through 1:1 mentorship, workshops and lectures, constant pitch practice and feedback and much more, our participants are equipped with opportunities to facilitate collaboration, partnerships, and investment.

Regional Program Key Offerings

We match founders 1:1 with quality mentors who are experienced industry and subject matter experts that are keen to provide their guidance and insight.

We have designed and curated world-class speakers to deliver fundamental topics while also providing their own insight and experiences. These topics will challenge founders to think critically about their business. From key topics such as pitching and sales, what to build and how and fundraising to building team and culture, we cover all bases for founders looking to scale fast.

We’re not just building startups, but also a community. Founders will have the opportunity to connect with both speakers and fellow cohort members. The Accelerator also culminates with an Open House where founders will showcase their venture to investors, partners, government, and other members of the ecosystem.

We have partnered with top organizations to deliver exclusive benefits to our participants. These are:

 

  • A 6-month virtual YSpace membership designed to elevate your entrepreneurial journey
  • Access to #REALTALK Mastermind, which supports founders as they build and scale their startup
  • Program participants have the opportunity to take part in the Schulich School of Business Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management
  • A complimentary Newmarket Chamber of Commerce Membership

Admission Criteria

The startup or business is past the ideation phase and is in product development or has completed product development

The startup or business is preparing to go to market or already has a product in the market

The Selection Committee* believes that the program, operations team, and mentors can add value to the participating startup or business

The Selection Committee* believes that the startup or business is a viable opportunity to allocate program resources

A preference will be placed on individuals who identify themselves as an underrepresented group (ie. women, youth, persons with disabilities, racialized groups, Indigenous, etc)

*Selection committee is composed of Treefrog Inc. staff

Upcoming 2022-2023

Accelerator Dates

Cohort 6

September 12, 2022 – October 13, 2022

Cohort 7

November 14, 2022 – December 15, 2022

Cohort 8

January 30, 2023 – March 2, 2023

Regional Program  Material Outline

Intro & Basics

  • Program Introduction
  • Pitching for Investment
  • Lean & Agile Customer
    Development
  • The Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Pitch Practice

What To Build & How

  • Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Human-Centred Design Thinking
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Pitch Practice
  • One-on-one Mentor Check-In opportunity

Building & Marketing Your Startup

  • Project Management
  • UX Product Design
  • Marketing Theory & Product Positioning
  • Product Market Fit
  • One-on-one Mentor Check-In
  • Pitch Practice

Sales, Strategic Partnerships & Culture

  • Building an Enterprise Sales Process
  • Hiring & Building Culture
  • Corporate Law for Startups
  • The Entrepreneurial Journey
  • One-on-One Mentor Check-In opportunity
  • Pitch Practice

Investment & Finance

  • Accounting & Taxes
  • Government & Grant Loan Programs
  • Angel Investors
  • Seed Stage VC
  • Partner Information Session
  • One-on-one Mentor Check-In opportunity
  • Open House

Weekly Schedule*

Mondays

9:00- 10:00am

10:00- 11:00am
3:30 – 5:00pm

Tuesdays

9:00- 10:00am

10:00- 11:00am
3:30 – 5:00pm

Wednesdays

9:00- 11:00am

11:30am – 12:30pm

3:30 – 5:00pm

Thursday – Friday

There is no programming on Thursday/
Friday for the Regional Program.

*Dates and times are subject to change

**Participants will have one (1) 30-minute one-on-one mentorship session per week

***Participants will be required to attend one (1) #REALTALK Mastermind call every two weeks (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday) 

Regional Accelerator

Closing Words

Each cohort concludes with a virtual showcase and networking Open House event. Guests are invited to meet with the founders at their tables to learn more about their startup, or gather for a private conversation within the virtual event space. The events are attended by diverse stakeholders in the startup community, including investors, local government, entrepreneurs, and mentors. We’ve welcomed over 430 guests to our Open Houses.

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