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 MVP to scalable business. This 6-month learn-by-doing accelerator will give expose you and your team to almost everything you need to make your company successful.
Minimum eligibility criteria
- You are a Communitech Strategic Growth Team member with a lead advisor (not a member, join here)
- Your company has at least one female founder.
- Your team consists of more than 2 people.
- 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.
- You can demonstrate proof of your MVP.
- Your product is (minimum) in pilot stage with early adopters or has already launched in the
- You are willing to move your team to the Communitech Hub in Kitchener for the 6-month duration
of the accelerator program.
We’re looking for the best so ideally, you will also have:
- A product or service with a high degree of innovation or you are an industry disruptor
- Scored extremely well on your Plum Assessment Report (not familiar with Plum Assessments, click
- A positive attitude, be receptive to coaching and are committed to making your company successful
*To be eligible for initial funding, your company must be incorporated in Ontario
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 Communitechs’ Growth Coaches (that’s $10K worth of business training). We will help you set and reach milestones, build and execute a project plan to keep you focused and on track, help you develop a sales strategy and go to market plan, prepare you for investor presentations and so much more.
- You will get your very own work space in the Communitech hub, where you’ll get exposure to the tech ecosystem, meet with advisors who are motivated to help you succeed, service providers to help with the heavy lifting and other companies just like yours on a similar journey.
- Workshops tailored to your company’s evolving needs.
- 90% discount on HubSpot’s Growth Stack Software (CRM, Sales, and Marketing)
- Up to $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform credits
- A UX review of your product by Google Experts
- Free Firebase Bonfire plan for one year
- Free User-Testing credits for 10 full user tests and five mini tests
Fierce Founders Accelerator is offered twice per year.
Each accelerator cohort is six months.
Five to eight companies are selected per cohort.
Companies that submit early have a small advantage because we have more time to thoroughly read their applications, so apply early!
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