Startup Canada Women Entrepreneurship Fund

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ABOUT

What is the Startup Canada Women Entrepreneurship Fund?

The Startup Canada Women Entrepreneurship Fund invests in high-impact, grassroots initiatives across Canada that advance women entrepreneurship through education, investment, mentorship and access to growth opportunity. The Fund is brought to you in partnership with Startup Canada and Dell Canada in an effort to enable entrepreneurial leaders across Canada to mobilize and create an entrepreneurial environment that encourages and empowers women to be successful entrepreneurs.

 

Entrepreneurship has proved to be a catalyst for economic growth in many countries. Equally as important is the critical role that women play in the growth of an economy. 

Click here to complete your application form. The deadline to submit your application is February 21, 2017.

STARTUP CANADA WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND

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APPLICATION DEADLINE:

February 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT

If you have any questions, please contact Renee Tavares at [email protected]

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FUND DETAILS

The Grant

 

  • Up to $3,000 micro-grant to support programs or events that support women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.
  • Access to the Startup Canada Network through the Startup Canada Membership Program.

Projects are adjudicated based on criteria related to need, impact and the propensity of the initiative to build entrepreneurial competencies of women entrepreneurs, facilitate investment, mentorship, client acquisition and access to growth opportunities.  

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FUND OBJECTIVES

 

  • Invest in community-driven initiatives that foster an environment and culture which encourages women entrepreneurs in Canada;
  • Develop and harness the potential for women entrepreneurs in Canada through education, mentorship and support; and
  • Drive awareness of the importance of women in entrepreneurship to increase engagement, investment and growth opportunities for women-led companies.

Who is eligible?

 

The applicant can be any Canadian-based entrepreneur, group or organization.

Note: Grant funds are awarded to Startup Canada Communities and other grassroots organizations and groups to increase the level of entrepreneurship activities that support women. Project examples may include a women’s entrepreneurship conference, speaker series, mentorship program, a workshop series, trade missions, etc.  

Timeline
  • Launch

    January 24, 2017
  • Application Deadline

    February 21, 2017 @ 11:59 pm PT
  • Adjudication Period

    February 2017
  • Announce Recipients

    March 8, 2017 | International Women's Day

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Adjudicators

Adjudicators will be announced in 2017.

FAQ

Q: Where do funds come from?

The Startup Canada Women Entrepreneurship Fund is solely sponsored by Dell Canada and administered by Startup Canada.

Q: Who can apply?

The applicant can be any Canadian-based entrepreneur, group or organization.

Q: Who should the project target?

The project must directly support women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in Canada.

Q: What can grants be used for?

Grant funds will be awarded to groups and organizations to increase the level of entrepreneurship activities that support women. Project examples may include a women’s entrepreneurship conference and/or speaker series, mentorship program, a workshop series, and trade missions.


Q: Who will adjudicate the applications?

Projects will be adjudicated by a diverse group of entrepreneurial leaders, and men and women advocates for women entrepreneurship.

Q: What is the maximum funding available for a project?

Grants are available up to $3,000.

Q: What are the key timelines?

Intake of applications will begin January 24, 2017, with a deadline of February 21, 2017. Adjudication will take place in February 2017, and fund recipients will be contacted and announced in March 2017.

Note timeline is subject to change.

If you have any other questions, please contact [email protected]

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