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Nova Scotia Start Up Challenge for Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

You’re invited to join the Centre for Women in Business and Ryerson University Diversity Institute for the second annual Nova Scotia Start Up Challenge for immigrant women entrepreneurs.

The Nova Scotia Start Up Challenge takes place over four weeks and includes:

  • three half-day workshops on:
    • value proposition & pitching
    • marketing & branding
    • financial planning for entrepreneurs
  • optional one-on-one coaching – up to two hours per week for four weeks
  • a final showcase and pitch competition where one participant will win a $5,000 in-kind award  (i.e., marketing and branding, research, product development, etc.)

All participants will also receive a one-year membership to the Centre for Women in Business at no cost for ongoing business support.

This program is part of a pilot and research into immigrant entrepreneurship and barriers and facilitators to growth. 

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • be an immigrant newcomer woman
  • have Permanent Resident or protected person status
    International student applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • currently live in Nova Scotia and intend to settle her permanently
  • understand and speak English
  • have a business idea and/or previous experience opening/running a business
  • commit to 30+ hours for the program over a period of 4 weeks
  • be available for pre and post program interviews with Ryerson University

If there are barriers to your participation, such as technology or Internet access or access to childcare, please identify them in your application. We will work with you to address and remove these barriers.

 

Fall cohort workshop information

Dates: Saturdays, November 7 – 28, 2020
Times10am – 1pm (TBC) each week
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free!
Facilitator: Denise Williams, Atlantic Canada Women in Growth Partnership

Apply now!

The application deadline for our fall cohort is Wednesday, October 28, 2020. You can expect to hear back from us no later than Wednesday, November 4, 2020. 

 

Winter cohort workshop information

Dates: Saturdays, January 16 – February 6, 2021
Times10am – 1pm (TBC) each week
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free!
Facilitator: Denise Williams, Atlantic Canada Women in Growth Partnership

Application coming soon

 

Questions?

Denise Williams
Nova Scotia Project Coordinator, Business Advisor
Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership
Centre for Women in Business
denise.williams@msvu.ca

Details

Date:
November 7
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.centreforwomeninbusiness.ca/learning/nova-scotia-start-up-challenge/

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership Centre for Women in Business
Valley Regional Enterprise Network Helping You Grow In the Valley
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