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ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator / Information Sessions

January 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on February 10, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm


Are you a woman entrepreneur in Quebec looking to advance your business in a stimulating, growth-oriented, and inclusive environment? 

The Call for Applications for the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator (offered virtually) is now open!

We’re looking for 10 high-potential women-led startups from all sectors with a feasible idea or product that have what it takes to grow their business.

If chosen, you will get access to seasoned business advisors, exclusive programming, community and peer networks, visibility, awards (up to $20,000), and more over a 3-month period that culminates in a pitch competition.

Will you be one of the 10?

Apply here by Friday, February 18th.

Note for the selected participants: the 2022 edition of the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator takes place between April 5th and June 10th, followed by a pitch competition “Demo Day” in early July.

Wondering if the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator is the next step for your business?

Learn more about the program by attending one of our info sessions taking place on the following dates:  

  • Thursday, Feb 10th / 6:00-7:00PM
  • Monday, Feb 14th / 12:00-1:00PM

Before applying, please make sure to read and adhere to the eligibility criteria:

  • Be a dedicated founder or co-founder who identifies as a woman (said founder must also be the main participant for the program).
  • Startup must be at least 50% women-led.
  • Have a feasible, creative and innovative process, product or solution.
  • Demonstrate the potential for start-up scaling or growth.
  • Contribute $100 towards a $1,000 Cohort Award, the recipient of which will be chosen by the cohort themselves.
  • Be driven, coachable, and collaborative.
  • Be a Quebec resident.
  • Be able to participate in English.
  • Be over the age of 18.
  • Be able to commit to the 3-month online program.


Meltem Kilicaslan, Program Manager
Liliane Rushemeza, Business Coach
Derek MacNeil, Business Coach

Pre-registration is required. Available as an online, live streaming webinar only.

We look forward to seeing you there!