an initiative by sahajan

Accelerate is an early-stage accelerator targeted specifically for women founders to gain the much-needed guidance, support and insight to grow their business.


Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

10k-500k in revenue in the last 12 months.

Focus on growth and vision to scale.


  • 1:1 mentorship

    Knowledge directly from proven Canadian successful entrepreneurs.

  • interactive sessions

    Hands-on interactive sessions from industry experts.

  • Leaders

    Access to other entrepreneurs thought leaders and investors.

“I am so honoured to launch Accelerate with our team at Sahajan and this incredible community of women founders and Thought Leaders. Running and operating a growing business is exhilarating... and also challenging and often isolating. AccelerateHER will not only help to minimize those challenges but will create a platform for growth. We have such incredible talent in Canada - there is nothing we can’t do together.”

— Lisa Mattam, Founder & CEO, Sahajan


  • MARCH 31ST

    Applications open

  • APRIL 22ND

    Applications close

  • June 1st

    Cohort announcement

  • June 9th

    Program kickoff

  • June-December

    Monthly Sessions

  • December 16th

    Program wrap-up

applications are CLOSED