WOMEN FOUNDERS FUND
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIED FOR THE WOMEN FOUNDERS FUND!
Are you a dynamic women founder? Startup Canada, Evolocity Financial Group and Global Payments Canada are partnering to present the Women Founders Fund, which provides micro-grants to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in Canada to help them start and grow their businesses. Apply by September 27 at 5:00 PM ET for your chance to be selected as a recipient of the fund.
MEET THE JUDGES
Shecosystem Coworking and Wellness, a coworking and wellness environment where women thrive. Founded by Emily Rose Antflick, Shecosystem will open its Bloor Street location in Toronto this Fall.
Spreza, a transcription company that provides automatic speech to text and live captioning for greater information accessibility. Co-founded by Heather Evans, Spreza’s first product, Spreza.Transcribe is available at www.spreza.co.
Welbi, a platform that helps families take care of their elderly loved ones by detecting threatening situations. Co-founded by Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau, Welbi uses smart watches to monitor and analyse the health of seniors.
YUMiBOX by YUMiTRITION, a subscription box company that sells whole grain products to support diabetic blood sugar control. Co-founded by Mengyin Hong and Zoey Li, YUMiTRITION provides healthy carbohydrate options for diabetics.
MEET THE 2016 RECIPIENTS OF THE STARTUP CANADA WOMEN FOUNDERS FUND
Grant funds are awarded to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies to help support in the operations of their business or allow them to access opportunities. Opportunities may include expert workshops and women’s entrepreneurship conference to build network and competencies; and exhibitions and trade missions to access customers and global opportunities, among others.
The recipients will receive grants up to $5,000
Promotional Support for Startup Canada, Evolocity and Global Payments
$2,500 Startup Canada marketing program including a guest spot on the #StartupPodcast, and a guest sponsor on #StartupChats
Application deadline: September 27, 2017
Finalists selected: September 31, 2017
Public accouncement of the Winners at #StartupDay October 19
Startup Canada Women’s Entrepreneurship Ambassador
Director, Marketing & Communications
Global Payments Canada
President & Co-Founder of Evolocity Financial Group
Professor University of Ottawa and Author of Femme Capital
CEO & Co-Founder Startup Canada