Catapult Entrepreneurs (True Gamechangers for Start-ups in Central Alberta)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Like many other Central Alberta start-ups, GameChangers Canada was an idea and just needed the right business plan to be open for business, and that's where Catapult Entrepreneurs picked up where others have fumbled. I can't express enough about the amazing support and guidance I have received from this unbelievable program.   

My experience has been nothing but positive, although it has also been a lot of hard work and self-reflection.  And for those who know me personally, you know that self-reflection has never been my strong suit. :) I am currently in the 8 month regional incubation program, and can say with no hesitation that this program is the most valuable investment I have ever made. 

Since joining the program just a few short months ago I have been enabled to connect with a number of great individuals such as Program Managers Danielle Klooster and Peter McGee along with my mentor Alana Peters Now's The Time who has challenged me to leave my comfort zone and tackle the inevitable task of emotional regulation and harnessing the power of vulnerability.

These amazing individuals along with the constructive criticism and support from local organizations like Joe Social MediaAlberta Innovates, RABC, Business Link and others have helped fast-track the transformation of GameChangers Canada into the Sports/Community/Cause/Connectors we are today. 

The expertise, encouragement, understanding, and resources made available has been invaluable, and allowed me to transform the GameChangers Canada idea into an actual business concept that solves the opportunities faced by Non Profit and For Profit organizations needing to increase sponsorship acquisition, fundraising revenue and event elevation.

I don't know what the next 6 months have in store for myself and GameChangers Canada, however I do know that Catapult Entrepreneurs and Downtown Red Deer will continue to grow and provide the much needed support and resources for entrepreneurs and start-up companies here in Central Alberta for months to come. 

Darrin Thompson
Principal Owner/Business Development
GameChangers Canada
Direct: 587-877-6294

5945B 45th Avenue
Lacombe, Alberta
T4L 1V7