Please Note: The application period for business participants in this pilot program has now closed.
If you are interested in applying as a mentor, please complete this application form.
Access a printable PDF information sheet about the program at this link.
PEIBWA is excited to announce a new one-of-a-kind opportunity for women in early growth businesses in PEI - The Accelerate HER PEI Pilot Program!
Accelerate HER PEI is a 12-week program led by PEIBWA and the Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership in collaboration with the Startup Zone. The pilot will be broadcast from PEIBWA’s Rural Women’s Business Centre; however participants will have the option of participating virtually or in-person. This pilot program will serve high-potential women business owners, no matter their location in PEI.
Clients will benefit from free access to business support services customized to meet their individual needs. This includes weekly group meetings, one-on-one mentorship, peer support, market research and guidance, and a pool of expertise with a variety of businesses and industry leaders.
This 12-week pilot program involves accelerator programming and 1-1 mentorship support to learn how to grow your business. Targeted for businesses in the early growth stage of development, and businesses who may find themselves taking a new direction. There is no cost to apply for or participate in the program.
Participants will take part in weekly group meetings and interact with experts for training and feedback, business-building assignments, networking opportunities, and referrals. Participants will also be matched with a mentor in their field for individual support throughout. Programming will be delivered both online and in-person at the Rural Women’s Business Centre in Central Bedeque, PEI.
Women-owned, for-profit businesses (defined as being at least 51% owned, managed, or controlled by women), in any sector currently registered in PEI that has been in continuous operation for at least one (1) year (as of December 2020) are invited to participate in this pilot program.
Preference may be given to underrepresented populations including but not limited to indigenous women and women of colour, Rural women business owners, women in trades and STEM disciplines, newcomers and women with disabilities, at the discretion of PEIBWA.
Project Start: Jan 18, 2021, Project End: April 9, 2021
The Accelerate HER PEI pilot program will run for 12 consecutive weeks, beginning with a two-hour orientation session on Monday, January 18th.
Please review the time commitment schedule to ensure that you have the time to commit to this program.
CLICK HERE to access the online application.
Interested in being a mentor in the Accelerate HER PEI program? Please complete this application form.
email@example.com or 902-887-3171
firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-393-0306