The program is completely virtual and in French



FoundHers is made for you. Our mission is to give you all the keys to make your project a reality and prove to you that YES, you have what it takes to succeed!


This intensive program is conducted over a period of up to 17 weeks, in 2 courses. After the first course (Boost, over 5 weeks), 10 participants from the cohort whose projects showed the most outstanding progress will be selected for the second course (Lift, 12 weeks).



For women


At least 18 (no age limit)


Have an innovative business idea*


Startup at the idea stage**


Live in Greater Montréal and planning to start the business in Montréal


Available for the course dates and motivated

Discover the 2021 cohort

16 women join the third edition of the Founders program.


We answer your questions

*What do you mean by an “innovative project”?

Your project/idea must stand out for its originality while meeting a real market need. It must have a potential impact on society.

The innovation can take several forms, in the product/service, commercialization strategy, production process, procurement, marketing strategy…

If you aren’t sure that your project is innovative or meets the profile sought, don’t ponder your doubts alone. Contact us to discuss them! You can discuss them with the Program Coordinator, France Gosselin, at


**What is the idea stage?

You’re in the early days of an idea or a business project? You haven’t taken serious steps yet to validate its feasibility or you recently took the first actions to validate the idea with people around you.


If you aren’t sure of your eligibility, don’t ponder your doubts alone. Contact us to discuss them! You can discuss them with the Program Coordinator, France Gosselin, at


What are the exclusion criteria?

  • Not-for-profit projects
  • Projects of a sexual, religious or political nature
  • Projects involving illegal or recreational drugs (projects involving therapeutic drugs will be considered)
  • Bar projects
  • Student projects: internships and university projects
  • Self-employed workers
  • Projects whose main activities are outside the territory covered by Mtl inc.


How do you choose the participants for the Boost course?


  • Projects in the idea stage
  • Project ideas that stand out for their innovation and the potential impact on society
  • Motivated participants who are ready to commit to the program
  • Intention to launch the business project in Montréal

We accept multisector projects.


How do you choose the participants for the Lift course?

From the Boost cohort, 10 participants will be selected to the next phase of the program (the Lift course).

We select the projects that were the most outstanding for their progress during the Boost course, and for the progress of the entrepreneurs themselves (learning, progress achieved, leadership shown)

Our mission

Only 15% of the entrepreneurs in Montréal are women. Montréal inc. wants to change the statistics by supporting ambitious women in making their entrepreneurial dream a reality. The program is geared both to the development of human potential and the development of the idea into a business project.

This program is offered once a year. For those who will not be able to apply to this cohort, see you at the next winter 2022 edition.
If you have any further questions, please write to us at


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Thank you to all our partners who make this program possible and ensure its high quality:

Lead Partner:


Collaborating Partners:

     Explorance partenaire programme Fondatrice Mtl inc.       ubisoft Montréal inc. Entreprendre au féminin


Services Partners who offer their expertise and their time during the workshops, coaching, conferences or lectures:

ACCLR, BCF Imagine, District 3, L’Esplanade, Femmessor, Futurpreneur, Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal, Le Wagon, LOJIQ, PME MTL,  Ulule, Institut de développement de produits.