Women entrepreneurs are growing the Canadian economy – contributing $148 billion annually and employing 1.5 million Canadians.

To support the growth of thriving women-owned companies in Canada, Startup Canada partnered with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to curate a living list of resources for women entrepreneurs.

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Startup Canada’s Women Initiatives

  • Startup Canada Awards

    Startup Canada Awards

    The Startup Canada Awards celebrate those driving impact & excellence in Canada's entrepreneurship community.

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  • Women Founders Fund

    Women Founders Fund

    Meet the recipients of the 2016 Women Founders Fund, which provides micro-grants for women entrepreneurs and women-led companies.

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  • Women on the #StartupPodcast

    Women on the #StartupPodcast

    Learn from and be inspired by amazing women leaders like Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO, and more.

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  • Find One Be One

    Find One Be One

    Learn insights from women leaders on how to find and be a mentor during this 2016 International Women's Day broadcast.

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  • Digital Adoption Research

    Digital Adoption Research

    Women entrepreneurs are 20% less likely to leverage digital technologies to grow their business. Learn how Canada can close this gender gap.

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  • Women

    Women's Ambassador

    Meet Janice McDonald and Marissa McTasney, Startup Canada's Ambassadors for Women's Entrepreneurship, on this #StartupPodcast.

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