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Celebrating Success: First DREAM Program Graduation


Dec 14, 2023

On December 13th, the very first cohort completed a 5-week program called The DREAM Program, and it was a big achievement. The program focused on IDEA and DISCOVERY (Discover, Research, Explore, Adapt, and Manage), helping students develop an entrepreneurial spirit in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Tools for Success:

During the program, students went through important phases for success. In the 'Discover' phase, they explored their interests and understood their entrepreneurial goals. The 'Research' phase gave them tools to make informed decisions through market analysis and understanding customers. The 'Explore' phase encouraged creativity, while the 'Adapt' phase emphasized being flexible in the business world. The 'Manage' phase taught essential business management skills for sustainable ventures.

In summary, this program prepared students for success by guiding them through these important steps. It not only helped them understand entrepreneurship but also gave them the practical skills to navigate the competitive business world. The combination of self-discovery, market knowledge, creativity, flexibility, and management skills positioned these aspiring entrepreneurs for a future filled with innovation and sustainable business practices.


To celebrate this graduation, the group had a tasty meal from Naan-ya Business Restaurant, highlighting the program's commitment to supporting the local entrepreneurial community. The graduation ceremony brought together participants and mentors to celebrate achievements and look forward to exciting journeys in Saint John's entrepreneurial community.

Community Building and Reflection:

The celebration continued with a session where participants shared business ideas and plans, creating an energetic and exciting brainstorming atmosphere. Everyone expressed gratitude for positive experiences and lessons learned, building camaraderie and readiness to face entrepreneurial challenges.

Certificates, Pictures, and Acknowledgments:

Each participant received a certificate to mark their dedication and success. Pictures were taken with the ConnexionWorks team, who supported the participants throughout the program, capturing proud and joyful moments.

A Resounding Success:

The first DREAM Program was a big success, not just in imparting knowledge but also in building friendships and a sense of belonging within a supportive team environment.

Looking Ahead:

As the celebration ended, farewells were exchanged, expressing gratitude to everyone who contributed to the program's success. The graduates are now ready for their next adventures with the knowledge and skills gained during the program. Congratulations and good luck to all of them on their new business journeys!

Upcoming Cohort Information:

For aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to start a transformative journey, the next DREAM Program cohort begins on January 24th, 2024, until February 21st. Classes are every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We warmly invite you to join us in shaping a future filled with entrepreneurial success!

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