2022-11-03
BOOSTcamp
BOOSTcamp

The BOOSTcamp aims to inspire you and facilitate your transition to action. If you are a woman or non-binary person interested in entrepreneurship, who would like to start a business and contribute to economic and social change in our society, this day is for you!

Inspiration
workshops
meetings
exploration
Inspiration
workshops
meetings
exploration

Practical information

For who ?
Any woman or non-binary person with an interest in entrepreneurship with a draft project or a more precise idea.
Format of the day
In person, a day to inspire and equip you to awaken the entrepreneur, the change agent in you.
Language of service
Mainly in French
Rate
$35 / person, including participation, lunch, snacks and cocktail

Closed registrations

What can you expect?

Women entrepreneurs to inspire you, workshops to equip you and meetings to explore and discover the startup world.

Inspire
Inspire Panels and discussions with successful women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs who have participated in our FoundHers program will share their experience, their daily lives and their advice.
Tooling up
Tooling up Tips and tricks to help you take action and discover the many resources available in the Montreal startup ecosystem to help you get ahead.
Connect
Connect Peer-to-peer breakout sessions about your business idea and opportunities to interact with participants, attending entrepreneurs and speakers.

Eligibility Criteria

Be a woman or non-binary person.
Be over 18 years old.
Have a business idea with an impact on society* (whether specific or not) in any sector of activity.
Live in the Greater Montréal area and plan to start a business in Montréal.
Be available to attend the day's activities.
* More details are available in the FAQ.

Exclusion Criteria

Projects that are already in the market place and have recurring sales.
Non-profit project ideas.
Sexual, religious or political project ideas.
Illicit or recreational drug related project ideas (therapeutic drug related project ideas are considered).
Bar project ideas.
Project ideas whose main activities are outside of Montréal.

Eligibility Criteria

Be a woman or non-binary person.
Be over 18 years old.
Have a business idea with an impact on society* (whether specific or not) in any sector of activity.
Live in the Greater Montréal area and plan to start a business in Montréal.
Be available to attend the day's activities.
* More details are available in the FAQ.

Exclusion Criteria

Projects that are already in the market place and have recurring sales.
Non-profit project ideas.
Sexual, religious or political project ideas.
Illicit or recreational drug related project ideas (therapeutic drug related project ideas are considered).
Bar project ideas.
Project ideas whose main activities are outside of Montréal.

Program

  • 8:30 a.m.: Welcome
  • 9:00 a.m.: Opening remarks
  • 9:15 a.m.: Icebreaker activity
  • 9:30 a.m.: Inspiration panel and Q&A: My entrepreneurial journey
  • 10:35 a.m.: Break
  • 10:55 a.m.: Presentation on societal trends, societal issues and the place of technology in entrepreneurship
  • 11:15 a.m.: Workshop: And if I were an entrepreneur
  • 12:15 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m.: Panel discussion: Define your WHY
  • 2:15 p.m.: Discovering the ecosystem and where and how to start your startup?
  • 3:15 pm: Break
  • 3:45 p.m.: Program presentation
  • 4:00 p.m.: Panel: Former FoundHers: what brought me the FoundHers program, my journey since FoundHers
  • 5:00 p.m.: Networking cocktail

 

If you want to continue the process after the BOOSTcamp, you can enroll in the FoundHers pre-acceleration program, which includes 2 tracks designed to take you towards the realization of your business idea, and starts at the end of January 2023. 

FAQ

  • I have a business idea, vague or precise (regardless of the sector of activity).
  • I want to validate if entrepreneurship is an avenue that could interest me.
  • I want to learn and develop my network.
  • I am looking for tools to get started.
  • I want to develop my idea in Montréal.
  • I want to start a for-profit business.
  • I am motivated and available!

Fun, meetings, inspiration, tools and a boost of energy to start your project. An investment in you and your entrepreneurial future.

Your project/idea must stand out by its originality while responding to a real market need. It must have a potential impact on society. 
If you are not sure if you meet the profile we are looking for, don’t stay alone with your doubt, contact us to talk about it! Do not hesitate to ask your questions to josee@startupmontreal.com.

Ouur mission

Less than 25% of entrepreneurs in Montréal are women and only 12% have a technological aspect. Startup Montréal wants to change these statistics by accompanying ambitious women towards the realization of their entrepreneurial dream. The FoundHers program focuses on both the development of human potential and the transformation of the idea into a business project.

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at josee@startupmontreal.com.

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