Fellowship Program

Immerse in startup culture, entrepreneurial training, and a cohort of values-aligned innovators to grow your long and not-so-long future career opportunities.

Recent grads, prepare to succeed

Long-term access to community

A community of young, diverse, entrepreneurial people across Canada that are there to support you and share experiences. You’ll lay the foundation of your professional career by connecting with our ever-growing network of speakers, leaders, startups, and alumni.

Opening the door to the Startup world

You'll get connected to small, high-growth startups from across Canada and land your first new-grad gig. How? With access to VFC’s exclusive job board, 1:1 job hunt coaching, speaker sessions, training webinars, and community building. What you put into it is what you get out of it.

Learn innovation thinking

The crash course of the entrepreneurship world through entrepreneurial skills and mindset training, setting you up to bridge-that-school-to-work-skills-gap so that you can thrive early in your professional career to get to that young-startup-leader-or-maybe-founder-track. Capiche?
A program designed to give graduates access to Canada's entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem with the training they need to thrive long-term.
“The most inspiring, talented and badass community I've ever seen.”
2019 Fellow, Michael Patenaude
Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
Submit your Application.
It's a quick two-step application form — no fee to apply. 2021 Applications are now open and close on Feb 28th, 2021.
Record your Video Interview.
We're excited to meet you! If you’re eligible, you'll pre-record and submit a short video based on questions we’ll send you. We want to see your authentic self, understand your aspirations and check your values-alignment to VFC’s Fellowship. Industry leaders, VFC Alumni, and our network will review these!
Attend a Virtual Selection Event (VSE).
If you make it, it's a-career-game-changer. You'll get a taste of our virtual training to see what we're all about. You'll get your time to shine through a series of group challenges & networking with like-minded peers. Be your most authentic self!
Selected Applicants Are In!
If you’re selected from a VSE and accept your offer, you are in the Fellowship! A-once-in-a-lifetime investment in yourself ($1,000 Fellowship Fee in two installments) *See details below.
Build towards that #DreamJob.
Connect with our network of partner startups through our community-only virtual networking events and a fellow-only-access startup job board, all while getting 1:1 support from our partnerships team, and the in-demand training you’ll need to thrive.
Level-Up Training.
Year-round training starts with our Summer Camp meets Startup Bootcamp; a 3-week, 5 days/week Virtual Training Camp designed to solidify entrepreneurial skills designed for leveling up! Picture this: a community, growing your network, mingling with entrepreneurial leaders, and jumping into the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Entrepreneurial training is (how do we put this?) entrepreneurial. Designed for your cohort, in-time with input from past cohorts and our partners, and consulting industry experts and world-class speakers by our leading training team.
Graduation.
You’ve done it! We’ll celebrate what your cohort has accomplished over the Fellowship and you'll gain the life-long benefits of the Alumni network. Join the Alumni Council, share your learnings with future Fellows, continue your entrepreneurial career development. The possibilities are endless.
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Launch Requirements
Graduate(d) between Fall 2018 and Spring 2021.
Have a post-secondary degree or diploma from a Canadian post-secondary OR be a Canadian who has studied abroad.
Legally eligible to work in Canada.
Be available to begin to start searching for work as soon as you're accepted into the program.
Life-long learner, eager and committed to complete our year-long training program.
Adaptable, self-efficacious, driven, and willing to learn to deal with ambiguity!
2021 Application Deadline
February 28th at midnight
Program Length
15 months
Upcoming Virtual Selection Events (VSEs)
March 2021 - must apply to attend!
Fees
Entrance: $500 paid by April 2, 2021 Participation: $500 paid by June 15, 2021  
Post Secondary Diploma or Degree
Business, Arts & Humanities, STEM
Commitment to Equity
Up to $2000 per bursary based on a financial need basis. See our frequently asked questions (FAQ) above for Bursary Award Eligibility
Landing-a-job Details
Job seeking starts immediately after acceptance
First Training
Onboarding for 2021 Fall intake Fellows starts Jan 14, 2021 Onboarding for 2021 Spring intake Fellows starts in April 2021
2021 Virtual Training Camp
July 5 - 23, 2021; Monday through Friday. Mandatory Participation
Graduation
2019 & 2020 Cohort graduate in August 2021 2021 Cohort graduates in August 2022
2022 Cohort Applications
Open in Fall 2021
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