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
Thanks to our service partners: ACCLR, BCF Imagine, District 3, École des entrepreneurs du Québec, L’Esplanade, Femmessor, Fundica, Futurpreneur, Institut de développement de produits, Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal, La Ruche, Le Wagon, PME MTL, Réseau Mentorat, Ulule, Urbana Marketing
During 3 months, a cohort of 10 entrepreneurs have access to workshops, personalized coaching, peer-to-peer sessions and meetings with successful entrepreneurs, in order to reach their project to the commercialization stage.
The themes addressed during the course:
« 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.