Innovation Jam

Bring Your Ideas From Concept to Action

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Getting started with innovation may sound intimidating but we think you can do it! In fact we believe you are able to learn the skills and confidence needed to tackle the most daunting situations with ease. 

Bringing Ideas From Concept to Reality

Problem. Idea. Solution. Innovation.

In this session, you’re going to get a detailed look at the process of innovating. By the end of this course you will understand what innovation is, how to use the process of innovating, how to remove assumptions to get to your solution faster, and how to apply this process to your everyday. Great ideas need to be activated, this course will help you validate your idea, and streamline the process to creating a real solution: the start of any form of innovation or entrepreneurial venture.

Skills You Will Learn

Understanding Innovation

Dealing with Assumptions

Generating Ideas

News Ways to Think About Problems

Connection Between Problem, Ideas, and Innovation

How to Kick Your Idea into Action


Chapter 1 What is Innovation?


  • Lesson 1.1 Innovation Jam Overview
  • Lesson 1.2 What is Innovation?
  • Lesson 1.3 Spotlight: Famous Innovators
  • Lesson 1.4 Where does innovation happen?
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 2: Innovation as a Solution


  • Lesson 2.1 Identifying your problem
  • Lesson 2.2 Defining your problem
  • Defining your problem (Worksheet)
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 3: Assumption Dumption


  • Lesson 3.1 Assumption Dumption
  • Lesson 3.2 Assumption Dumption
  • Lesson 3.3 Letting go of Assumptions
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 4: The Challenge


  • Lesson 4.1 The Details
  • Lesson 4.3 The Idea Generator
  • Lesson 4.2: The Rules
  • Chapter Summary

Chapter 5: YOUR Idea


  • Lesson 5.1 Your Idea
  • Lesson 5.2 Implementation
  • Lesson 5.3 Wrapping it up
  • Chapter Summary

About Your Instructors

Marlon Thompson

Marlon Thompson

Hip Hop Enthusiast

Marlon Thompson is the Director of Programs for The League of Innovators. With experience in operational and growth development for name-brand start-ups such as Indochino and Kit & Ace, Marlon cut his teeth in entrepreneurship with some of Canada's leading innovators. Focused on delivering what matters to the next generation, Marlon directs the content of LOI, presenting what youth need, when they need it the most.

Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber

Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber

Introverted Extrovert

Joanna is the Executive Director for the League of Innovators.  She is an impact leader, start-up strategist, and an advocate for youth entrepreneurship. With an MBA from The University of British Columbia, and a decade of experience working with start-ups, Joanna is an expert in the field of entrepreneurship & innovation. Joanna has a passion for business and she's on a mission to bring change making ideas from concept to reality.

What Youth Are Saying

This course delivers what you need. Think: the 'Cole's Notes' of entrepreneurship. This gets your idea to where it needs to be to activate. Take it and grow something epic.
Connor Blakley, 18 YouthLogic
It's time to present education the way we need it. Youth today need relevant material, that can activate their ideas. This course delivers the tools you need to decide what you want to do.
Noah Hilzenrat, 19 Contact
Ever wondered what you could be doing? Ever thought you just don't know how? This course was made for you. Stop dreaming and start doing.
Tara Bosch, 23 SmartSweets

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