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.
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:
Founder, Kijiji Canada
General Partner, Real Ventures
Chief Innovation Consultant, The Pivotal Point
COO & Co-founder,
President & Founder,
Redwoods Classics Apparel
Founder, Power to Girls Foundation
Director, Angel Investors Ontario
Founder, Quantius Education Foundation
VP, TODAQ Financial
DANIELLE B. GRAHAM
Principal, Dream Maker Ventures Founder, Fierce Founders
Dr. Deborah Nixon
Founder, Trust Learning Solutions
Founder, Indie Group Consulting
Community for Women Entrepreneurs & Investors
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
Applications are now closed
EARLY-MID STAGE COHORT
(70 WOMEN, 6 MONTHS)
PHASE 2 APPLICATIONS
PHASE 2 CANDIDATES
(30 WOMEN, 4 MONTHS)
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.
Be matched with terrific mentors who can offer you personalized support and guide you through the difficult parts.
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.
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.
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.
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.