Online Startup Training

Empowered Startups

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking for guidance to help you prepare to launch a real business? At the BCIT Student Association, we can help you transform an idea into a validated business model by giving you access to a state-of-the-art online training and reporting platform for startup incubation that is used by universities, startup organizations, and research and development facilities around the world: Empowered Startups Platform (ESP).

Empowered Startups Platform (ESP) is an intuitive digital platform that delivers 100% road mapped and comprehensive training, seamlessly paired with optimized, easy-to-use tools and mentor touchpoints, to transform an idea into a validated business model.


  • E-learning allows you to work on your own time – when it works for your schedule
  • Organize your efforts through a clear path of learning
  • Linear and interactive learning modules will walk you step-by-step through understanding and actioning every detail of the early stage of Lean Startup
  • Support when you need it as you work through the modules


For you to gain access to the platform, you must:

  • Be a BCIT student (full-time or part-time) in a declared program or BCIT alumnus.

How to Apply

Our 1-on-1 meetings are the first touchpoint for students or alumni interested in exploring entrepreneurship. Sign up for a quick 30-minute appointment by filling out the booking form.

About Empowered Startups Ltd.

Empowered Startups is a Canadian government designated Startup Incubator and recognized for advancing the state of Startup globally. With incubators in Canada, France, and Portugal, they have mentored, accelerated, and incubated a notable portfolio of international and domestic business ideas across our global locations. The training tools and mentorship are used and recognized by leading global university labs, Startup incubators, and innovation hubs.