Have you got a burning desire to become your own boss, but don’t know where to start?


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Let us introduce you to the Leap Programme. It’s an e-learning course to help ambitious individuals in Leeds City Region unlock their potential!

By enrolling onto the Leap Programme, you’ll discover all you need to know about turning your idea into a business; all while gaining valuable insights from the leading business minds in Leeds City Region.

The Leeds City Region MIT REAP team has curated the Leap Programme, as part of the ambition to create a vibrant, engaged, and diverse network of aspiring entrepreneurs in our region.

Take the first steps into becoming your own boss today!

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What is the LEAP Programme?

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, and want to make the jump into entrepreneurship, then you’ve come to the right place!

The Leap Programme is a FREE eLearning course, that’s open to any ambitious individual in Leeds City Region.
It’s designed to inspire and support you at the very start of your business journey, helping you to:

  • Learn and develop the skills you need to start your own business
  • Gain valuable insights from over 100 leading entrepreneurs and mentors
  • Collaborate and connect with like-minded people in Leeds City Region
  • Get access to information on funding and grants that might be available to you

...did we mention it’s 100% FREE?

Whether you have an idea you want to test, want to understand what it takes to start a business, or have a burning desire to become your own boss (but need a killer idea to get started), then the Leap Programme is the course for you.

What are you waiting for? Get started today! Join the ide@ community to access the Leap Programme!

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The ide@ community is an online space for anyone in Leeds City Region, who dreams of running their own business.

We’ve created this space just for you, and we know you’re going to love it! It’s here that you’ll find the Leap Programme, our exciting initiative that’s going to help aspiring business owners take a leap of faith, and take those first steps on their self-employed journey.

Curated by the Leeds MIT Reap team, we want to create a vibrant, engaged and diverse community of potential entrepreneurs across our region.

Join the ide@ community to access the Leap Programme

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Do I need to pay for the Leap Programme?

No! The Leap Programme is 100% free, thanks to Team Leeds City Region

Can I complete the Leap Programme in my own time?

Yes - the Leap Programme is online-only, and can be completed at your own pace - but we would expect it to typically take you 6-8 hours.

What if I don’t have a ‘big idea’, but want to become my own boss?

If you don’t have that killer idea yet, don’t worry. The Leap Programme is designed to help you find and evolve your business idea, and turn it into the next big thing!

Why should I take part in the Leap Programme?

It’s no secret that starting a business is hard work. There are really high failure rates - in fact, 70-80% of businesses don’t make it to their 3rd year. Thankfully, with the Leap Programme, you’ll have access to the tools you need to quickly identify whether your idea is going to be successful or not.