EMPOWERED NATIONS ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS

All education and learning is delivered online, with mentored and self-directed development carried out within community and on-the-land.  Programming, mentorship and content is delivered through an indigenous lens, and upholds indigenous values and ways of knowing and being. 

 

All content is co-created alongside indigenous knowledge keepers, as well as both indigenous and non-indigenous business leaders.

Participants will learn and action Lean Startup methodology using a decolonized approach and encompassing an indigenous worldview, as to de-risk and save time and money, before moving into understanding and completing operational demands necessary to run a business. Participants will also receive basic digital literacy training.

Participants will be continually engaged and guided by an Empowered Nations trained facilitator(s) and indigenous business leaders in both a cognitive, and a hands-on, outside-the-building, actioning process. Empowered Nations’ unique programming has been developed in combination of expertise from the global startup ecosystem, and alongside indigenous learners, entrepreneurs and knowledge keepers.

All programs employ a state-of-the art indigenized online learning and digital tools platform, supported by both virtual, and/or face-to-face on-the-land mentorship time.

Community Entrepreneurship Program

 

COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

Skills, training and mentorship to grow both interested and committed entrepreneurs

OPTION 1: 3 MONTH FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

Utilizes an online learning and workspace in conjunction with scheduled online classroom sessions

Includes wrap-around mentorship, and self-directed activities

Ideal for under-employed and unemployed who can dedicate 12 hours a week to the program and want to explore entrepreneurship

Focused on foundational entrepreneurship training and activities with a goal of building a tested and sustainable business model

Begins with a digital literacy module to ensure skills are in place to effectively use online components

Computers for use during the program can be provided by community or by Empowered Nations

OPTION 2: 10 MONTH LAUNCH PROGRAM

Utilizes an online learning and workspace in conjunction with scheduled online classroom sessions

Includes wrap-around mentorship, and self-directed on-the-land activities

Ideal for community members balancing competing demands, can dedicate 8 hours a week to the program and have ambitions to start a new businesses.

Powerful classroom and face-to-face delivery that meets in a community learning space

Allows for ample time for a business to move from idea to operational under the support and guidance of experts

Computers for use during the program can be provided by community or Empowered Nations

 

YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMER PROGRAM

Skills, training and mentorship to grow both interested and committed entrepreneurs

2 MONTH SUMMER PROGRAM

Delivered Using a Combination of Virtual and In-Community Programming

100% wrap-around mentorship and training

Ideal for student summer employment

A daily deep dive into learning about, and actioning starting a business

Computer, transportation and classroom space provided by community

Leaders Entrepreneurship Workshops

 

LEADERS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOPS

Supports Leadership in exploring and launching new businesses

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Weekend workshops to support the exploration and launch of new innovative businesses