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  • Take the first step as an emerging entrepreneur.

    Mentorship, coaching & a peer community for would-be entrepreneurs - lead by Canada's top business coaches & entrepreneurs.


    StepONE is a FREE support program for first-time entrepreneurs - lead by the business coaching community and leading entrepreneurs.


    Would-be entrepreneurs are invited to share their personal journey & business vision to find peer support. Participants can earn their place with top business coaches, successful business leaders & notable entrepreneurs. Apply Now


    Every experienced entrepreneur has their own unique story of hardship in the face of challenge. Every new entrepreneur today faces uncertainty & isolation - but you don't need to face it alone.


    The StepONE program supports people, not businesses. We care about who you are and why you want to pursue your entrepreneurial dream.

  • FAQ

    Everything you need to know about StepONE ... and maybe more.

    How does it work?

    StepONE brings Business Coaching & mentorship to 1st time Entrepreneurs

    Applicants who are accepted into StepONE are immediately offered a spot on a StepONE FORUM - led by an accredited Business Coach. StepONE Forums meet regularly in person or online, based on the unique needs of each Forum and its members.


    FORUM members are given opportunities to meet and apply for 1 on 1 mentorship from local business leaders.


    In some regions StepONE Competitions are held. These 'MentorFEST' events bring additional opportunities to build connections with elite coaches, top entrepreneurs & possible financial investment.


    How do I apply?

    OPEN CALL for first time entrepreneurs

    If you are a first time entrepreneur from anywhere, at any age - you can apply to StepONE. Use the Application Form on this page to express your interest. Encourage your friends to do the same to help establish a StepONE FORUM group.


    As StepONE applications accumulate in your area - volunteer accredited Business Coaches will begin interviewing suitable candidates for selection into a StepONE FORUM group.


    Be sure to submit your application to get regular announcements and important details on StepONE in your city or town.

    Is there any cost?

    StepONE is free

    StepONE is a no-cost community initiative designed to rally the business community in support of would-be entrepreneurs. All the mentors and coaches involved in StepONE are volunteering their time and energy to support people like you!


    Our Sponsors help to cover program administration costs.

    What can I expect from my Business Coaching?

    StepONE Forum Groups

    The StepONE program provides business coaching to program participants in the form of a facilitated Group FORUM led by an accredited Business Coach.


    Sessions take place at regular intervals, as determined by the group in discussion with the accredited volunteer Business Coach. The FORUM structure allows StepONE participants to gain many of the benefits of 1 on 1 coaching as well as:

    • Sharing amongst participants
    • Advice
    • Social support
    • Empowering individuals to greater competency
    • Focused on multiple development 
    • Less personal 
    • More coachable/topical
    • Confidential but with limitations
    • Multi-directional
    • Expertise from multiple directions
    • Peer and senior mentoring combined
    • Less demand on time
    • Group dynamics
    • Larger number of mentorees possible
    • Easier to network
    • Possibility for group projects

    Ready to take the first step? Be sure to submit your application below to get regular announcements and important details on StepONE in your city or town.

    What can I expect from my Mentor?

    Advice, guidance and support from the voice of experience

    • Provide you with openness & honesty
    • Give you feedback on your ideas
    • Expose you to more diverse perspectives and experience
    • Give you Inspiration to overcome obstacles
    • Help provide exposure & visibility in select circles
    • Help you to develop your leadership skills
    • They may introduce you to contacts and connect you with other business leaders
    • Help you to identify important resources
    • Explore options in decision making

    Ready to take the first step? Be sure to submit your application below to get regular announcements and important details on StepONE in your city or town.

    What should I include in my application?

    StepONE is interested in WHO you are and WHY you want to pursue your entrepreneurial dream

    Unlike the Dragon's Den, Shark Tank or any 'PitchFEST' event that asks entrepreneurs to describe 'WHAT' their plan is - StepONE is interested in supporting budding entrepreneurs for WHO they are WHY they want to pursue their entrepreneurial dream. 


    The simple application form here on the website gives you an opportunity to tell your story. Here are some suggestions on getting noticed, and delivering a powerful message:

    • Be concise. Write out your story ahead of time and spend time to develop a clear narrative
    • Don't be afraid to provide personal details that connect emotionally with people who ready it
    • Don't include confidential information. We don't publicly share your information, but it may be seen by various partners, coaches, mentors and people involved in delivering the StepONE program.
    • StepONE is most interested in who you are and why you pursue an entrepreneurial path, but that doesn't mean you should exclude a summary of your current plans.
    • Summarize your plans with a very brief outline of the product or service, who will buy it, how it ads value and why it is unique or special in the marketplace
    • If it's not perfect, don't worry. The most important thing is to get started.
    • We are expecting to get applications for StepONE groups from around the world so be sure to include your CITY, STATE/PROV and COUNTRY

    Ready to take the first step? Be sure to submit your application below to get regular announcements and important details on StepONE in your city or town.

  • Apply

    Do you have the courage to take the first step? Submit your application to join StepONE.

  • W. Brett Wilson is a Calgary-based, nationally known businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. A member of the Order of Canada, Wilson is author of 'Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes', and a former co-star of CBC’s Dragon’s Den.

    W Brett Wilson

    Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Dragon Emeritus

    "Coaching and mentoring are step one in producing Canada's next entrepreneurial revival."

    -- W. Brett Wilson


    Brett is the inspiration, enthusiastic supporter and periodic contributor to StepONE. Thank-you Brett!

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    StepUp Coaching

    StepUp Coaching is one of Canada's premier Executive & Team Coaching firms. The StepONE program was designed in fulfillment of our vision of 'a coach for everyone'.

  • News

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