Amount:

$50,000

Type of Program:

Grant


Description:

Communitech’s Fierce Founders Intensive Track helps female-founded companies build out a growth plan to scale faster.

Participants receive hands-on support from our experienced growth coaches to execute a customized growth plan. The strongest growth plans qualify to receive matching seed funds of $50,000 from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is matching seed funds of $50,000 from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

2021 deadlines to be announced

Eligibility:

The applicant must:

  • be a woman-identifying founder of a tech or tech-driven company based in southwestern Ontario;
  • have less than $5 million USD in investment;
  • have a team that has a balance of both technical and business expertise;
  • be a Communitech member who has been engaged with your CSM / advisor for at least six months;
  • be able to prove matching funds of at least $50,000 at the time of acceptance into the program (funds from another government grant cannot count towards the matching amount);
  • have a product that is in market and generating revenue;
  • have a product market fit, defined the company's ideal customer profile(s), and its customer journey is understood.

Other Things to Note:

Thank you for your interest in the Fierce Founders Intensive Track. All of the matching funds for 2020 have been allocated. We will be re-opening the application in February 2021 and Intensive Track projects will start as early as April 2021. We are looking forward to seeing your applications next year!

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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