Startup Canada and Dell launch new fund to support women entrepreneurs

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Startup Canada and Dell Canada announced this morning the launch of a new fund to invest in projects that encourage and support the development of women-led Canadian companies.

Individuals, businesses, and organizations with projects in Canada aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs can apply to the Women Entrepreneurship Fund to be awarded up to $3,000 per project. Successful applicants must deliver the project within a six-month funding term.

“The success of entrepreneurs is critical to a healthy Canadian economy and we believe that technology is a necessary part of growing a thriving business as entrepreneurs drive execution from start-up to success,” said Kevin Peesker, president, Dell Canada. “Our goal for this initiative with Startup Canada and our broader Dell for Entrepreneurs program is to be a catalyst for women-led companies to grow, scale and globalize at a rate that might not otherwise be possible, further enabling female entrepreneurs in Canada to reach their full potential.”

Applications for the Women Entrepreneurship Fund are due October 7th (apply here) with the recipients being announced across Canada this fall during the Startup Canada #EveryEntrepreneur Tour.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.