Based in Waterloo Region, Canada’s fastest growing tech community, the Fierce Founders Accelerator is designed to give you the tools necessary to move from initial traction to a foundationally scalable business. This 6-month accelerator will allow you to build your support network of like-minded female entrepreneurs. You’ll also work side-by-side with our industry-expert Growth Coaches to build your team and rapidly increase traction. We do all of this, without taking any equity.


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Questions? Ryan Hanes is happy to help.

International Programs Manager | Email Ryan or call 519-888-9944

Email Ryan
or call 519-888-9944

Are you a fit?

  • Your product is in the market and you have initial traction/sales with non-affiliated customers
  • Your company has at least one female founder (or co-founder)
  • You’ve already incorporated your company in Ontario
  • You have initial funding of up to $30,000 for us to match
  • You are a technology or tech-enabled company
  • A positive attitude, be receptive to coaching and are committed to making your company successful


Program Details

If selected, here’s what you’ll get:

  • Up to $30,000 of fund matching, and we won’t take ANY equity
  • 1 on 1 mentorship from Communitech Growth Coaches
    • Set and reach milestones
    • Build and execute a project plan to keep you focused and on track
    • Help you develop your sales strategy and go-to-market plan, and
    • Prepare you for investor presentations and so much more
  • Shared workspace in the Communitech Hub, where you’ll
    • Get exposure to the vibrant tech ecosystem
    • Meet with Communitech advisors who are motivated to help you succeed
    • Access professional service providers to help with the heavy lifting, and
    • Rub shoulders with other startups on a similar journey
  • Hands-on workshops tailored to your company’s evolving needs
  • 90% discount on HubSpot’s Growth Stack Software (CRM, Sales, and Marketing)
  • Google Cloud Platform credits
  • Free Firebase Bonfire plan for one year


Key Details

Fierce Founders Accelerator is offered twice per year. Next accelerator starts August 1, 2019.

Each accelerator cohort is six months.

Approximately five to eight companies are selected per cohort.

Applications are due by May 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM.


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The Fierce Founders Accelerator attracts top firms from all across Canada. Select Ontario companies are also eligible for funding support from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Check out our Fierce Founders graduates below: