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 but are not limited to:
- Food and nutrition
- Physical activity and exercise
- Responsible use of tobacco or alcohol
- Healthy habit formation
We are thrilled to announce the start of applications for the fall cohorts of the Health Promotion Lab’s Slingshot Accelerator and Trampoline Business Model Validation Program!
The Health Promotion Slingshot Accelerator is a six-month intensive program that supports early stage health promotion ventures in becoming 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 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. 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.
Trampoline Business Model Validation Program
The Trampoline Business Model Validation Program is an eight-session incubator for very early stage social ventures. The Trampoline program tests your business model for alignment in three key areas:
- The Problem: Are you addressing a real and impactful problem?
- The Solution: Is your potential solution viable and effective?
- The Entrepreneur: Are you ready to move this project forward right now?
If you have questions about these programs, or about RADIUS’ Health Promotion Lab, please get in touch with Lab Manager Kelsey Klaver at kklaver[at]radiussfu.com.