for women by women
This program will provide founders with the tools, skills, connections and support they need to grow and thrive in their businesses.
is an early-stage accelerator targeted specifically for women founders to gain the much-needed guidance, support and insight to grow their businesses.
Direct relationships and knowledge from proven Canadian entrepreneurs.
Hands-on interactive sessions from industry experts.
Access to other entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and networks.
What you’ll get
Our 6-month Accelerator program is aimed to bridge the gaps that many women founders face while scaling their businesses. This will be done through customized workshops, one-on-one mentorship and peer-to-peer networking. This program will provide founders with the tools, skills, connections and support they need to grow and thrive in their businesses. The initial cohort will comprise of 5-to 8 founders.
Founders of product or service company with a minimum of $10,000 of revenue in the last 12 months up to $500,000
Own at least 50% of her business
Based in Canada
Founders are able to commit to the program (requirement min 3 hours- per month)
Women currently comprise 28% of all entrepreneurs in Canada, according to a 2019 BDC study, but only a small percentage of high-growth firm founders. While women face the challenges of most start-up entrepreneurs, access to networks, relatable role models, and systemic bias amplify those challenges.
Women entrepreneurs consistently face not only gender bias and systemic discrimination through the growth of their business but challenges accessing capital, services and support. This is amplified in the BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities.
Women entrepreneurs have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. In 2021, women received 2.3% of VC funding in the US, 2% globally.
I haven’t launched my business yet- can I apply?
Businesses must be operational (not in pre-launch or ideation stages) with a minimum of $10,000 in revenue in the last 12 months with a maximum of $500,000 in revenue to qualify.
Will the programming be offered in French?
The programming will be offered in English but we do have French-speaking mentors.
I am Canadian but living abroad- can I apply?
Yes- you can apply- we look forward to seeing your application.