Accelerator

ELLA ACCELERATOR

We’ve built a program
to support you through your journey.

The ELLA Accelerator is a 6-month program
to help you accelerate your business growth.

  • 1-on-1
    Mentoring

  • Hands-on
    Workshops

  • Top
    Experts

  • Outstanding
    Community

  • Leadership
    Training

  • Incredible
    Network

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR WHO IDENTIFIES AS A WOMAN

  • 50% OR MORE OF YOUR BUSINESS IS WOMEN-OWNED

  • YOU OWN A COMPANY WITH SALES AND INITIAL TRACTION

  • YOUR ORGANIZATION IS FOR PROFIT, NON-PROFIT, OR A SOCIAL BUSINESS

  • YOU ARE READY TO HUSTLE AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

  • YOU ARE OPEN TO FEEDBACK AND NEW IDEAS

  • YOU WANT TO BE PART OF AN OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY OF WOMEN

  • YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO JOIN DAYTIME PROGRAMMING IN YORK REGION

Supported by outstanding people:

  • JANET BANNISTER

    Founder, Kijiji Canada
    General Partner, Real Ventures
  • VALERIE FOX

    Co-founder, DMZ
    Chief Innovation Consultant, The Pivotal Point
  • MAITHILI MAVINKURVE

    COO & Co-founder,
    Sightline Innovation
  • KATHY CHENG

    President & Founder,
    Redwoods Classics Apparel
  • AISHA ADDO

    CEO, DriveHER
    Founder, Power to Girls Foundation
  • KRISTA LARIVIÈRE

    CMO, Mintent
    Director, Angel Investors Ontario
  • CHRISTIANE WHERRY

    Founder, Quantius Education Foundation
    VP, TODAQ Financial
  • DANIELLE B. GRAHAM

    Principal, Dream Maker Ventures Founder, Fierce Founders
  • Dr. Deborah Nixon

    VP, Mandrake
    Founder, Trust Learning Solutions
  • SOPHIA STONE

    Founder, Indie Group Consulting
  • IDAS LEVATO

    Founder, WERKTO
    Community for Women Entrepreneurs & Investors
  • Mirella SPANO

    Partner, KPMG
  • Reetu GUPTA

    President & CEO, The Gupta Group & Easton's Group
And the best part: it’s 100% free.
No cost, no equity.

ELLA IS COMMITTED TO BUILDING A DIVERSE PROGRAM

  • Women with limited financial resources
  • New immigrants and first-generation Canadians
  • Underrepresented age groups in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Women of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Women of different racial or ethnic backgrounds
  • Differently-abled and/or neuro-diverse women

KEY DATES

NOVEMBER 2019

APPLICATIONS
OPEN

Applications are now closed

JANUARY 2020

CANDIDATES
SELECTED

MARCH 2020

ELLA ACCELERATOR
PHASE 1

EARLY-MID STAGE COHORT
(70 WOMEN, 6 MONTHS)

AUGUST 2020

PHASE 2 APPLICATIONS
OPEN

PHASE 2 CANDIDATES
SELECTED

SEPTEMBER 2020

ELLA ACCELERATOR
PHASE 2

ADVANCED COHORT
(30 WOMEN, 4 MONTHS)

PROGRAM DETAILS

To create the ELLA Accelerator, we’ve inspired ourselves from the best programs worldwide and by talking to hundreds of women entrepreneurs about their needs. This incredible content will be fully delivered by women.

Most of this program will happen in bootcamp sessions:
approximately 2 days of intensive work, every 2-3 weeks.

  • 1-on-1 Mentoring

    Be matched with terrific mentors who can offer you personalized support and guide you through the difficult parts.

  • Hands-on Workshop

    There’s a lot to learn when running a business. How to be amazing at marketing. How to close sales. Get trained on the core that you need to know and learn how to apply these in real life situations.

  • Learning from Experts

    Learn and get connected to experts, might they be experienced entrepreneurs or industry specialist that can help you untangle what’s messy.

  • Outstanding Community

    Be part of a group of 70 women founders who will be spending an incredible 6 months together. You’ll have access to private Masterminds that will offer you a safe space to talk about business and personal challenges. You are not alone on this journey and you’ll see how exciting it is to work with peers who truly get you.

  • Leadership Training

    As a founder, you’ll likely have to interact with people. A lot. Having the right soft skills can be a gamechanger in helping your business (and you!) succeed. Learn how to become an outstanding networker and a people’s person.

  • Incredible Network

    Being part of ELLA means that you’ll have access to a plethora of brilliant investors, inspiring entrepreneurs, and many more.
    You’ll also be invited to networking events to attend solo or with peers from ELLA who can be your wing women for the night.