Launch Your Startup 

Providing $100,000 in Scholarships to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

VANCOUVER, BC (May 18, 2021) – Ray Walia & Launch Academy are giving away $100,000 worth of scholarships for their online “Launch Your Startup” program for up to 300 aspiring entrepreneurs who have found themselves unemployed or faced with reduced hours due to COVID and are ready to make a career change and start their own business but need training to learn how. Applications for these scholarships are now open. To apply, visit

This scholarship invites entrepreneurs on a journey to:

  • Validate a startup idea and determine if it is worth pursuing 
  • Learn how to pitch and present a new business to investors and customers
  • Improve on an existing business idea/ product
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the startup world

“In the past year and a half, the world has simultaneously been in a state of constant change and come to a jarring halt. This has been a difficult time for a lot of people, but in particular for the younger workforce. Fortunately, a few of these workers have started to explore entrepreneurship and are aspiring to launch their own startups. Launch Academy, which is for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, is stepping in to help.” – Ray Walia, Co-Founder and CEO of Launch Academy. 

Set up as a non-profit in 2012, Launch Academy started as a simple idea: a few desks and a vision to get aspiring entrepreneurs out of mom and dad’s garage and into an environment around fellow entrepreneurs. Launch quickly found out how much help aspiring entrepreneurs need when launching their startup idea. Fast forward 9 years later and the tech hub has incubated over 6000 entrepreneurs with 300 growing beyond seed stage and collectively raising over $1.2 Billion in funding.

Launch Academy offers a variety of programs and resources for entrepreneurs including its online program ‘Launch Your Startup’ consisting of online sessions guided by a tried-and-tested startup growth roadmap framework, bringing together the best of the lean startup ecosystem and from entrepreneurial masters and practitioners. The course was created on the Thinkific platform, one of Canada’s newest Unicorn companies, which also happens to be an alumni of Launch Academy. 

Founded on the values of innovation, opportunities and accountability, Launch Academy addresses the lack of startup education and resources affecting Canadian entrepreneurs. Launch Academy has established a virtual learning environment where ideas are vetted, business models are tested and successes are celebrated.  

“The ‘Launch Your Startup’ Program has consistently received 4.8 stars out of 5 stars. It has proven itself to be the best of its kind in Western Canada.” says Alex Chuang, Co-Founder and Director of Launch Academy.

Online lectures are available for entrepreneurs to learn at their own pace. To apply, visit

About Launch Academy

Launch is a leading international network of proprietary incubators, innovation labs, and investment funds positioned to provide the mentorship, resources, network, and environment for entrepreneurs to launch, fund, and grow their startups. Since 2012, Launch Academy has incubated more than 6000 entrepreneurs of which 300 have grown their startups to Seed and Series A stage and raised over $1.2 Billion in funding. Launch’s rich alumni network consists of businesses such as Koho, FansUnite, Klue, Victory Square, Later, Thinkific, Lighthouse Labs, Picatic and more.

To learn more about Launch’s programs, click here. 

Media Contact 

Ray Walia, CEO, Launch
[email protected]