Brilliant Labs is an Atlantic Canadian-based charity supporting youth education and empowerment by combining digital literacy and coding with creativity, innovation, and today’s technology with hands-on, experiential, maker-centred learning. As an educational platform, we have invented highly innovative and marketable approaches to teaching 21st Century skills development since our inception in 2014.


Our challenge has been figuring out how do we establish a social enterprise model that advances Brilliant Labs’ social innovations while also maximizing the marketing and sales potential of our Intellectual Property?


The Pond-Deshpande Centre’s Social Enterprise Deep Dive program equipped us with an understanding of the region’s social enterprise ecosystem and the know-how to apply to the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) and secure funding to take the development of our new social enterprise to the next level and help prepare us for suitable social impact investments.


-John Wong, Director, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, Brilliant Labs