fundamentals of entrepreneurship

A 5-Day Program for International Students in Canada

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A 5-day program aimed at unearthing the Entrepreneur in you!

This unique virtual program is designed specifically for international students in Canada, aiming to empower them with the skills required to become entrepreneurs. This short yet powerful program helps unleash the potential of your business idea and transform it into a full-fledged Startup.

Session 1

Opportunity Discovery

for International Students in Canada

May 13th, 2021, 3:00 PM EST.

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Brent Lessard

Director of Programs & Operations

This session is part of the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship program which is uniquely designed for International Students in Canada. It aims to empower them with the skills required to become successful entrepreneurs.

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Program Duration

5 Days

  • Early Bird
  • 490

Program Benefits

VDI's team of Mentors guide you in all aspects of the business including Team building, Leadership, Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing

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Peter Sutherland

Distinguished Diplomat

Former Canadian Ambassador:
Philippines, India, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

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Dennis Kibirev

Co-Founder of Frontier Funder

Growth Leader, Venture Advisor, Frontier & Emerging Market Startups

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Matt Boardman

Startup Pitch Coach

Advised Over 250+ Companies

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Scott Kress

Summitted Mt. Everest & 7 Summits

North Pole & South Pole. High-Performance Team Building

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Jay Fisher

Professor - School of Business at Durhum College

Business coach, advisor, and mentor to entrepreneurs

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Shreya Gupta

NortonRose FullBright

Technology and Privacy Lawyer

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Brent Lessard

Director of Programs & Operations

Winner of multiple international awards including from Province of Ontario, SpaceX, and Dubai Futures Foundation

What Will You Learn?

Successful Leadership

Learn applicable skills on how to shape yourself into a successful leader and bring your entrepreneurial vision into existence.

Dedicated Assistance

Gain valuable insights from industry experts through group coaching sessions and individual assistance if needed.

Vast Learning Material

Tailored exercises help reinforce your learning and apply entrepreneurial concepts and methods into building to business strategy.

Extensive Resources

Refer a wealth of curated resources in our VDI Portal that makes it easier for you to understand and develop robust business plans.

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Safiya Khaki

Final Year Student - BBA, Accounting and Finance,

Safiya has raised over $250K in funding

"The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship program exposed me to the various elements needed to run a successful business in Canada.

If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and determination, enrolling in the FoE program can be the bridge between you and your goals; with expert advice in running a successful business in Canada as well as the opportunity to get $200,000 in funding for your start up.

My advice to International Students in Canada is, if an entrepreneurial venture has ever crossed your mind, enrolling into the FoE program is a fantastic first step that you can take to open up a world of opportunities."

Why We are Unique?

Overall Alumni Statistics

10 +
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$ 0 M+
in Capital Raised
$ 100 M+
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Areas of Study

  • Technologies of the Future
  • Turning ideas into Products that change the world 
  • Designing the next “Unicorn”
  • Figuring out the right Business model
  • Virtual competition with unique prizes
  • Fundamentals of Growth and Sales
  • How and when to Incorporate your Company
  • Everything you need to know about Fundraising
  • Become a Leader and identify your Blind Spots
  • Let’s build great Teams
  • Construct the perfect Business Pitch
  • Pitch to Investors, win Prizes, Funding & Graduate!

Our Pricing Plans

  • Early Bird
  • 490
  • Regular Price
  • 800

Who Can Apply?

To be eligible for the Program, you must:

  • Be presently residing in Canada.
  • Have a viable Start-up idea.
  • Be an International student.
  • Want to stay on as a Permanent Resident in Canada.
  • Be open to new ideas and guidance from Mentors.

At the end of 5 days, we give you a chance to present your idea to a real investor.

Pitch for an opportunity to raise $250K+ under Startup Visa program

Still feel that you do not have it in you?

Don’t worry, many of our alumni have had no idea if they were interested in starting a business, but by the end of this program, were able to come up with a robust Business idea and Strategy to take it forward.