The Exchange is a springboard for women entrepreneurs that are ready to harness their true potential and leverage their business to the next level of growth and profitability. Members of The Exchange are unapologetic for their success and unafraid to take the leap toward increased profit and personal growth. Through dynamic peer learning, presentations from intriguing and well-seasoned experts, and networking opportunities, our participants will come together to significantly impact the gender gap that currently exists in the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Offered over a three-year term, The Exchange program will focus on equipping women entrepreneurs with tools to grow their business to the next level. The program will group participants into cohorts to help them develop as business owners through skills development; mentorship and advisory support; and networking and relationship building.
Cohort meetings occur monthly, excluding July and August, and take place over one full day. Within these 10 sessions, there will be two full day retreats planned for all cohorts to attend, allowing for cross-group networking and relationship building.
Is The Exchange Right For You?
Participants will be women who identify themselves as entrepreneurs who are ready to scale. Typically, the traits of these women entrepreneurs will include:
- they own at least 50% of the business or act as the primary decision maker in the business;
- they have been in business for approximately 3 – 5 years with trajectory profit and growth; and,
- they have intentions of scaling and increasing their profit.
Participants will be evaluated on a case by case basis using an established criteria matrix. Those who come to the program with a compelling entrepreneurial story will be considered outside of the typical traits listed above so long as they are considered a fit both in terms of benefiting from the program content and contributing in a positive and unique way to their cohort.
The Exchange is a three-year program that will officially launch on May 21st, 2020.
- Year one of The Exchange will take place from May 21st , 2020 – May 21st, 2021.
- Year two of The Exchange will take place from May 21st, 2021 – May 21st, 2022.
- Year three of The Exchange will take place from May 21st, 2022 – May 21st, 2023.
This program was made possible through funding received from the The Government of Canada as part of the creation of the Women Entrepreneurship Fund and Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund. To read the full press release about this announcement, click here.
Upcoming Information Sessions
March 2 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Saskatoon
March 3 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Saskatoon
March 5 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Regina
March 6 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Regina
Register below or visit our events page to see all available dates.