The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. Doubling the number of women owned businesses requires a strong ecosystem of support, expertise and connections.

As part of WES, Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and the Halton Region Global Business Centre are pleased to introduce an accelerator program designed to unleash the power and potential of women entrepreneurs. Created with the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the diversity of women who start and run businesses, the program will offer:

• Skills development in key areas such as financial acumen, technology expertise, sales enablement and scaling up.
• Exploration of new markets and global opportunities.
• Mentorship, advisory support and peer learning circles.
• Targeted connections through networking events and strategic introductions.

The first cohort of the program will start in early 2020.