A program to increase the number of startups operated by visible minorities. Indeed, through our Waxdale Ventures Startup Studio, we are creating startups and are recruiting members of visible minority groups to come and operate these startups for us. This is the true value of the Leaders in Training Program.


Help us validate our startup ideas, if you do you’ll be running the companies for years to come. We are rethinking the way leaders
should be trained, we believe that starting a company is the single most powerful method to form great business leaders. Our startups are real companies, funded by real people and with real purposes.

About the program

The main goal of the program is for your team to validate or invalidate the startup’s business model hypotheses. This is
critical and the first team to do so will be hired as the management team of the startup. You will need to make important decisions, either simple iterations or complex pivots.

We are not into the usual internship program. We make it fun, we will have teams manage the startup for a 2-month period until the business model is validated or invalidated. The first team to validate the startup’s hypotheses will see all its members named to C-level positions and stock options awarded.

Positions available

  • Strategy Leader
  • Funding Leader
  • Operations Leader
  • Sales and Marketing Leader

Strategy Leader 

The Strategy Leader has overall responsibility for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of the startup. He/She makes certain that the startup’s other leaders maintain constant awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for growth, customers, markets, new technology developments and standards, and so forth.

Funding Leader

The Funding Leader is mainly responsible to find funding sources for the company. The incumbent is also responsible for maintaining a minimum cash balance in the startup’s bank account. It is very important for the Funding Leader to understand that each funding sources need to be evaluated and targeted at the right time.

Operations Leader

The Operations Leader need to make sure that the startup’s value proposition is delivered to the customer fast, at the right price point, through the best available distribution channels while lowering operational expenses to a minimum. It is a tough job because it involves knowing a lot about every business functions. The Operations Leader is a key player and will greatly impact the validation of the company’s business model, once the model is validated the OL will need to optimize it.

Sales and Marketing Leader

The Sales and Marketing Leader will be responsible for organic growth through traditional marketing strategies as well as innovative growth hacking strategies. We will be looking for someone who loves to learn because the marketing game is fast and furious therefore, to be a great player the Sales and Marketing Leader will need to understand market trends so he/she can follow the speed.

What you get from the experience

  • Valuable experiences
  • Lead seed stage startups
  • Exciting opportunities
  • The company goes as you go
  • You are in charge
  • Decisions are yours to make
  • Maximize your learning


  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence
  • Commitment
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Professionalism
  • Customers
  • Trust
  • Community
  • Loyalty
  • Innovation


Entrepreneurial experience is the best experience

When you build something from scratch you learn faster than anyone. You’re not limited to a position with specific tasks.

Are you a constant learner?

Successful people are big time learners. They understand that implementation is key but acquiring knowledge is what precedes a great implementation plan.


Working towards and completing a formal education is important but you must also indulge yourself in self-education. Being able to do so shows that you have understood the real mission of colleges and universities, teaching you how to acquire knowledge.



To apply for this job email your details to leadersprogram@waxdale.ca

About Waxdale Ecosystem Inc.

Waxdale is an organization that provides financing opportunities, services and tools to entrepreneurs and startups throughout the startup lifecycle.