RADIUS is accepting applications for the 2018/19 Health Promotion Slingshot Accelerator and Trampoline Business Model Validation Program cohorts!


Slingshot – August 19, 2018

Trampoline – August 26, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the fall cohorts of the Health Promotion Lab’s Slingshot Accelerator and Trampoline Business Model Validation Program! 

How are these opportunities different?

Slingshot Accelerator Program

The Health Promotion Slingshot Accelerator is a six-month intensive program that supports early stage health promotion ventures to become investment, market, and growth ready. The Slingshot program combines cohort-based learning and direct mentorship, embedding participants in a supportive network of peers, as well as a broader networks of experts, advisors, partners, funders and clients.

Since launching the Slingshot Investment Fund in 2017, RADIUS offers a $25K equity investment in each venture that successfully completes the Slingshot Accelerator program. This is in exchange for a 2% equity stake and a royalty on gross revenue. Slingshot participants have on average more than doubled their annual revenue in the first 12 months post-program, and matched success on business and impact goals.

LEARN MORE about the Slingshot Accelerator program. Watch a short video on the Slingshot program here.

Apply now for the Fall 2018/19 Health Promotion Slingshot Accelerator:

Trampoline Business Model Validation Program

The Trampoline Business Model Validation Program is an eight-session pre-accelerator for very early stage social ventures. The Trampoline program tests your business model for alignment in three key areas:

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?

LEARN MORE about the Trampoline Business Model Validation Program.

Apply now for the Fall 2018/19 Health Promotion Trampoline Program:

If you have questions about these programs or about RADIUS’ Health Promotion Lab, please contact Kelsey Klaver, Lab Manager at kklaver@radiussfu.com.

Health Promotion Lab

RADIUS’ Health Promotion Lab uses venture incubation and systems engagement to support the prevention and early detection of chronic diseases, particularly those for which lifestyle is a contributing factor. Working at the intersection of behaviour change and systems change, the Health Promotion Lab will help drive innovative interventions in pressing health crises, including the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and different cancers. Areas of interest for the Health Promotion Lab include:

  • Food and nutrition
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Responsible use of tobacco or alcohol
  • Healthy habit formation


Making the Health Promotion Lab Possible