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2023 Entrepreneur Accelerator


Applications are now open for the 2023 Entrepreneur Accelerator. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 25

Supported by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, TD Ready Commitment, Ontario Creates, SOCAN Foundation, Creative BC and City of Toronto. 

Women in Music is launching the third annual Entrepreneur Accelerator program, focused on supporting the next wave of female and gender diverse Canadian music industry leaders. Following the success of the winter 2023, third edition of this program, which had a record number of applications we are excited to take the program to a new level yet again. Again this edition, each participant will be paired with a professional mentor throughout the program, matched based on the participants' individual goals and intensions for the program. 

Sessions included in the overall program include the following, all from a female and gender-diverse entrepreneur lens:

  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • Lean Business Canvas
  • Brand Building Workshop (Industry Stream)
  • Marketing and Sales Fundamentals (Industry Stream)
  • Leadership Fundamentals (Industry Stream)
  • Financial Literacy and Taxes
  • Legal Fundamentals 
  • Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • Pitching (Industry Stream)
  • Revenue Streams in Music (Artist Stream)
  • Discoverability (Artist Stream)
  • Building a team (Project Management) (Artist Stream)
  • Sync and Publishing (Artist Stream)

Women in Music Canada values diversity, equity, and inclusion and welcomes and invites female and gender-diverse folks from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications for the 2023 Entrepreneur Acceleraotr are now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Everyone should have heard back from us either way. 

The 2023 Entrepreneur Accelerator including the mentorship program will run online from October 3, 2023 through November 2, 2023. Sessions will run from 7:00 PM through 9:00 PM ET (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT) Tuesday and Thursday, weekly. Mentorship sessions will run as per specific arranged times by participants. 

 See the 2023 Entrepreneur Accelerator graduates here.