CREO Canada

CREO Canada

We help Christian Entrepreneurs advance their ventures through world-class coaching, courses & community.

We work to grow the Christlikeness and competency of the entrepreneur and help develop the culture and capacity of the venture.

We work with new and early stage ventures and also established organizations to turn them into resourced, scalable and lasting solutions to genuine problems.

Accelerator

9 weeks

An intensive course delivered 100% digitally – with world-class faculty, group webinars, assignments to help advance your venture and dedicated individual coaching.

Lab

9 months

Develop your venture to launch or scale with a dedicated on-the-ground Creo coaching day for you and bi-weekly individual coaching calls, supplemented by our digital course with world-class faculty.

Consultancy

Tailored Sessions

Tailored process to work to design, build or run services with organizations and churches that want to have their own accelerator training or encourage Christian entrepreneurship & empower their entrepreneurs.

FAQ

Commonly asked questions about CREO Canada and what we offer.

If you’re stuck on any meaningful launch, growth or scale issues we can work with you to crash through them.

This is a great, simple and low-time intensive way of expanding your skill set and being better at leading.

We’d love to deepen, challenge and encourage your faith and help connect you to how you shape and grow your venture. An integrated work, life and faith is a better way to live!

As an entrepreneur you probably feel on your own sometimes. As a Christian entrepreneur that sense is even more compounded! So why not join some people who know what you feel – this tribe of Christian entrepreneurs are here to cheer you on, pray for you and support you as you build your venture to scale.

 

The earliest is Idea Stage, with an intent to get started in the next year. We would discourage those people who just want to learn through a course; we’re focused on helping you be a better leader and build a better venture.

If you're looking for help with propelling things to the next stage quickly, you'll want to look for our Accelerator Programme.  At this stage, you'll be tackling live issues together with us.

For our Lab, you should be looking for a longer period of involvement with us (9 months) and either going Idea to Launch or if you are an existing venture, looking to make space for any or all of Growth, Redesign and Scale.

We’re flexible on how big you can be for either programme.

Our Lab works on a rolling intake so get in touch as soon as you are ready to apply. Our Accelerators run on a regular basis and we are taking applications now! Please contact us for the next exact start date.

You should be able and willing to sign up to the Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

You should have an existing venture established, or have genuine plans to launch one within the next 12 months. This can be any type of legal structure.

You should be able to commit 2-3 hours per week for the duration of the programme.

You should be able to pay, or fundraise, the required course fees.

You need the ability to access digital content (email, internet files, video calls).

We’re based out of Canada, but some of our content contributors and a few great members of our team are based in the UK and the US. We have great relationships with our UK partners and feel their voices add a lot to the programme. We’re based in Kitchener with a global outlook.

We take ventures into our programmes from anywhere in the world. We also are developing city based cohorts around the world, church based cohorts around the world and partnerships with organizations and denominations around the world.

Our programme is predominantly delivered digitally which gives you three benefits – you get access to global experts in the content, you can engage with the programme around your busy life in your current location, and it makes it more accessible for disadvantaged communities that may find it hard to access a typical accelerator structure.

Actually – no! We love working with businesses, social enterprises or not-for-profit models to build amazing ventures. We’d encourage all entrepreneurs to think and develop a care for others through their ventures.

We think of this broadly. We like the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, but social impact to us is about making things more like they should be in society; offering a hint of the kingdom. Redemptive entrepreneurship is another phrase that works. We have a particular bias to ventures that help those left behind by societal trends, whether in Canada or globally.

The 9 week Accelerator costs $. The 9 month Lab is $.

Our Accelerator is a 9-week intensive training, requiring 2-3 hours a week of commitment. Our Lab is 9-months, requiring around 2-3 hours a week of commitment. In addition the Lab will involve a day with your team and the Creo team together helping develop you and your venture.

We believe that our faith should drive people to being entrepreneurs – both through the call to create and cultivate, but also through the call to love your neighbour, especially those with the least. We think that building a community of entrepreneurs who are Christians can help people flourish and connect their faith and work, rather than separate them.

To create, or to grow. Both seem to be very good meanings for this work!

Experience a community of like-minded peers & experts to help you grow and develop personally and as a venture.

I learnt so much on the Creo process – the video content was very insightful, diverse and underpinned by strong values, whilst offering practical tips that I could use apply to my own business journey.

Rachel Shapey icancompose.com