Every founder can be a fierce founder. Applications are now open


This fast-paced program is open to passionate entrepreneurs with a tech or tech-based idea at a MVP or pre-MVP stage. Twenty-five participants will receive hands-on mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and experts as they build out their business models and work toward refining their product offerings. At the end of it all, $100,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the winner(s)… how’s that for fierce?


What you’ll get:


  • Develop your business model by exploring customer validation concepts
  • Collaborate with our team of experts to brainstorm better concepts quickly and efficiently
  • Learn to pitch like a badass
  • Network with investors, advisors, service providers and other awesome companies in the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in Canada
  • Attend exclusive workshops to learn about business fundamentals, funding, sales and marketing
  • The chance for a spot in our six-month Fierce Founders accelerator program



See if you have what it takes:


  • your startup has at least one female founder
  • your MVP solves a significant problem that can impact millions of people
  • you’ve got the hustle and willingness to learn


Final pitch competition selection criteria:


1. Pitch practice/final pitch
2. Pitch deck
3. Problem package
4. Financial statements
5. Participation


Terms & Conditions:


  1. Immediate family members or employees of Communitech or sponsor organizations may apply to the bootcamp, but may not compete in the pitch competition
  2. Selected applicants must attend all six days of bootcamp and complete all homework to qualify for the final pitch competition
  3. Bootcamp attendees will have their pictures taken for promotional purposes by Communitech


Key Dates

Applications are open from Friday, September 15 to November 10, 2017.
The next cohort will run January 9 – 11 and February 13 – 15, 2018.
Apply today!


Fierce Founders is made possible through the support of Deloitte, BDC, Kognitiv, Google and Thomson Reuters.


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