Trampoline Program

What is Trampoline?

The RADIUS Trampoline Business Model Validation Program is an eight-session pre-accelerator for very early stage ventures. Through Trampoline’s validation stage program, we test your business model for alignment in three key areas, daylight critical gaps, and give you the confidence you need to move forward. 

applications Open february 4, 2019

Who should apply?

RADIUS is excited to be incubating and accelerating ventures that help people live healthy lives, specifically those that prevent lifestyle-based chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes type II, cancer, cardiovascular disease).

We are actively recruiting ventures with innovative business models that support individuals in Canada to make healthy lifestyle choices, such as through the delivery of services or the adoption of healthful products that encourage the following:

  • Healthy nutrition
  • Exercise / physical activity
  • Responsible use of tobacco or alcohol
  • Positive habit formation as it relates to lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention.

The objective of RADIUS’ Trampoline is to help early stage entrepreneurs and ventures validate their business model. In addition to providing tools to strategically grow an organization, the Trampoline program supports very early stage ventures to test alignment across three critical success factors:


Are you addressing a real and impactful problem?


Is your potential solution viable and effective?


Are you ready to move this project forward right now?

With these three themes aligned, you’re off to the races. Missing one? Time to pivot, revise, or go back to the drawing board. Trampoline is your eight-week process to find out where you and your venture stand.

Program Overview

Structure: 9 weeks; 3 hour sessions + ~5 hours per week of take-home work

Schedule: April 9 – June 4, 2019

Location: RADIUS SFU, Vancouver

Cohort: Limited to 10 ventures

Cost: Thanks to the generous support from the Business Development Bank of Canada, Vancity, and Genome BC, there is a nominal fee required to participate in the RADIUS Trampoline program.


Coming out of your eight week business model validation experience, you’ll have:

  • A complete and customer-tested pitch deck
  • An action plan with next steps to Minimum Viable Product or Service
  • Prioritized sales channels, customer types, and revenue opportunities
  • The confidence you need to move forward quickly and effectively
  • A community of innovators and entrepreneurs to support you
  • Frameworks and processes to drive success

Program Content

The program will include the following:

  • Definition of purpose, value proposition, customer/user segment
  • Introduction to design thinking and human-centred design methods
  • Competitive landscape and addressable market analysis
  • Introduction to Minimum Viable Product approach
  • Introduction & iteration of Business Model Canvas
  • Personal and team leadership development
  • Introduction to cost accounting, financial modeling, and start-up financing sources

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed. Please check back for our next Trampoline Program recruitment period.


If you have questions about the Slingshot Program, email Kelsey Klaver, Program Manager at


Supporting the Health Promotion Trampoline Program

The Health Promotion Trampoline Program is supported the Business Development Bank of Canada and Genome BC, and delivered with support from Miller Titerle + CoManning Elliott, and Junxion Strategy.  RADIUS is proud to be partnering with Cities Changing Diabetes, and to be an official “Social Change Partner” of Vancity Credit Union.