Accelerate Your Creative Venture

The Creative Catalyst+ Accelerator is designed for creative venture founders ready to build, grow and scale their business. Access state-of-the-art technical facilities, first-rate mentorship from industry leaders and workshops by our community of creatives.

+ In-person Entrepreneurial & Leadership Training: Develop the expertise to build and grow your creative venture so you can become a successful leader. 

+ Technical Studios & Workspace: Access to state-of-the-art technical facilities and a dedicated co-working space. 

+ Mentorship & Coaching: Receive personalized advice from industry leaders to help you and your venture overcome your unique challenges.

+ Creative Community: Network, collaborate and co-create with fellow creatives  

Sept 13 – Dec 6 | 12 Weeks | 8-10 Hours/Week | Customized Learning Journey | Full Studio, Equipment & Co-Working Access | Application Deadline: August 14th at 11:59pm.

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Tailored Learning Experience

Creative Catalyst+ goes beyond what traditional accelerator programs offer by providing a tailored learning experience and customized support to fuel your creative venture.

What does this mean for you? You’ll gain a team that supports you and your individual success, including:

+ Learning Manager: Helping you create a customized learning journey designed to address your venture’s specific needs.

+ Expert Mentor: Providing one-on-one guidance and personalized lessons to support the unique goals of your venture.

+ Venture Specialist: Curating resources, connections and opportunities to propel your growth and advance your leadership

State-Of-The-Art Spaces

You’ll have complete access to vibrant, fully equipped Creative Studios, a multi-disciplinary Digital Media Lab, and a Coworking Space designed to support creative entrepreneurs.

One-on-One Mentorship and Coaching 

Expert mentorship handpicked for your needs. Utilizing an Action Learning approach, Creative Catalyst+ coaching sessions will promote problem-solving, collaboration, and individual growth. You’ll engage with a process that fosters self-reflection and self-awareness. This powerful approach will guide you to examine your own assumptions, beliefs, and behaviors, enabling personal growth and development.

Network, Collaborate and Co-Create 

The possibilities are endless when you join this vibrant community of creatives. Discover networking opportunities through Creative Catalyst+ workshops, training programs, industry panels and social mixers. Together, you’ll learn from experienced professionals and gain invaluable skills for your creative journey.

Your Learning Journey 

We believe in nurturing the exceptional, and exceptional growth requires a customized plan. That’s why Creative Catalyst+ tailors the curriculum to your creative venture’s individuality and distinctive worth.

 + Mindset and Leadership 

  • Developing an entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Becoming an influential leader 
  • Values-aligned leadership 

+ Business Operations 

  • Business models 
  • Designing your venture 
  • Building company resilience 
  • Team building and culture 
  • Pitching and storytelling 
  • Product-Market fit 

+ Entrepreneurship in Context 

  • Founder’s story 
  • Understanding the startup landscape 
  • Decolonizing entrepreneurship 

+ Partnerships and Capital 

  • Partnerships and investor relations 
  • Understanding all forms of Capital 

Ready To Learn More?

Join us for an Info Day Session about Creative Catalyst+ and discover the transformative power of our immersive program designed to empower emerging creatives, and learn how Creative Catalyst+ provides comprehensive support, resources, and mentorship to turn your passion into a thriving creative career. 

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Are You Our Future Creative Leader?

Creative Catalyst+ welcomes artists, designers, writers, and other creative entrepreneurs, to join us. If you’re part of an early or mid-stage creative venture working on R&D, prototyping, or scale-up challenges, this is a program for you.

Who Is Creative Catalyst+ For

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Have an early or mid-stage venture with a scalable idea and have demonstrated market traction
  • Are in prototyping or scale-up mode in the following areas: Creative Tech/Fashion Tech, Product Design, Gaming, Interactive Digital Media (IDM) 
  • Live in the GTA for the duration of the program 
  • Ready to commit at least 8-10/hours per week on your venture 
  • Looking to join a community of creatives pushing the boundaries of the creative economy
  • Need specialized studios/tech for your venture 

Invest in Your Future

If Creative Catalyst+ sounds right for you, apply now! Our program participation fee of $5,000 per venture is already heavily subsidized, but we also understand that different startups may have different financial constraints. Additional bursaries may be available to qualified entrepreneurs facing access barriers.

The application deadline is August 14th at 11:59pm.

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