Welcome to my Venture: Second Language Innovations (SLI)
You can view short elevator pitch here and the full pitch here. The previous Flipping Book link wasn’t working properly, but I’ve fixed it again for another week or so, please click here if you want to view it. So please check out the PDF version instead if you have trouble with it. Thanks.
My Assignment Reflection:
There is a Chinese saying that translates to “To start a business is difficult, to keep it going is even harder.” That is a saying I’ve heard countless times in my life, but never something I really understood until I hard to start a venture myself. I had to think about what’s important and what’s not, what worked for others but may not work for me, what do I keep, what do I cut. They were all questions I’ve skipped numerous times in my mind because at that time the venture was only an idea. And an idea is always just an idea until action is taken. Like a drop of paint on a canvas, it’s only a drop of paint until you decide to spread it and make something beautiful from that drop.
Second Language Innovations (SLI) is an idea that I’ve been pondering for the past year with my peers. I never really had the time nor determination to turn the idea into action. Never until now, as this assignment gave me the chance to really look at what I had, what I wanted and what I really needed.
This Venture Pitch has it’s strengths and weaknesses just like any other product or assignment. For me, I believe the pitch presents a great new idea in a format that is visually rich with content that is easy to absorb. The Venture’s strengths resonate from the content creators for the products and most importantly from the idea itself. Canada is a nation populated by people from all cultures and ethnicity. This means Canada is also a nation filled with people who speak different languages. For non-English families, English language acquisition becomes a challenge. Then as the kids grow up and their English skilled have improved, their own mother tongues are lost. Second Language Innovations (SLI) seeks to provide learning materials that can help young learners improve and maintain their language skills.