The LEADER Project is a student-driven overseas economic development program. It was founded in 1991 by MBA students from the Ivey Business School with the mandate of empowering promising entrepreneurs in frontier markets to envision, launch, and/or scale new ventures. Through this approach LEADER aims to enable high-potential individuals to develop local business solutions that create opportunities for their communities. Each year, LEADER sends a team of Ivey students to a number of sites, where they teach foundational business administration and entrepreneurial skills. Since its inception, LEADER has provided thousands of promising business people with the analytical tools and decision-making skills to improve local economic conditions.
The program is aligned with the mission of the organization as to help create a prosperous economic climate and a “stronger nation”. This program, in particular, aims at developing future business leaders and accelerating economic growth through improving and supporting entrepreneurship.
- Company owners
- Young professionals who are passionate about bringing their business idea to life
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