2020 call for applications closed. Launch date of the 2021 edition upcoming.
Whatever your reason for starting a business, this program will help you turn your idea into action!
Inspiring, Motivating and Facilitating action is at the heart of the program:
Each year, discover our inspirational Webseries with successful entrepreneurs.
Watch the 2 seasons
Our program lasting a maximum of 4 months takes place in two parts:
Boost course: first part, lasting 4 weeks for the cohort of 40 women. Tools, resources and network to validate and materialize your business idea.
Lift course: second part, the 10 most advanced participants in the cohort. Workshops, conferences, and support to develop your prototype that will lead you to the operationalization and pre-marketing phase.
The first course allows you to quickly validate if entrepreneurship is for you.
This intensive course includes:
-Accompaniment by a volunteer coach
-Groups between participants (peer 2 peer)
-Challenges to move you towards the realization of your idea
-Lunches & learn with inspiring entrepreneurs
-Linking with ecosystem partners according to the progress of your project
-The WHY of the entrepreneur
-Lean start up method 101
-Turn your idea into a product / service
-Stakes, stakeholders and personas
-Validate the need
-Value proposition, introduction to the Business Model Canvas and feasibility analysis of the project
-Introduction to the model
-Tool to validate needs and the market
-The strength of the network
-Premises of planning how to market your idea
-Development of your Landing page
-Different technological tools to reach your first customers on a small budget
During 3 months, the 10 participants of the lift course have access to workshops, personalized coaching, peer to peer sessions and inspiring lunches & learns with successful entrepreneurs, in order to reach the pre-commercialization stage. The objectives of the course are:
« I was very fortunate to have been able to participate in the Women’s Entrepreneurship program. It was very helpful to develop my business project. What an intense, yet fulfilling year! »
Florine Notet, Synergilibre
Increase the number of women entrepreneurs
Feeling of isolation, lack of confidence, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, financial language, structure of a project … We have analyzed all the obstacles that women tend to encounter before embarking on business venture and have built a program specifically to address these issues.
Facilitate the transition from idea to action
The program will rely on two strategies to track entrepreneurial ambition and inspire aspiring women entrepreneurs:
– Inspirational testimonials from female entrepreneurs: second season of our webserie unveiling 5 successful women entrepreneurs who address essential values to have in order to start a business (passion, resilience, mutual aid, ambition, innovation).
– The program will allow you to meet entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and advice.
-A support program for a cohort of 20 to 40 women giving access to tools, resources and a network to build their business project.
Do you have any questions?
Take contact with France Gosselin: program manager of Women’s Entrepreneurship program.