W Venture | Explained

Blog July 14, 2020

Posted by Alanna Haggard

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W Venture has been co-created by community partners and women entrepreneurs from across the province. The collective goal was to develop a flexible curriculum that supported the unique needs of women as they navigate the stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

– Jenna Stasuk, Program Manager 

W Venture is a personalized, hands-on program to help women entrepreneurs advance their innovative businesses. Over the course of 3-months, the entrepreneurs will work through a curriculum customized to their assessed needs. W Venture is specifically designed to build entrepreneurial capacity for women and their tech-enabled ventures in British Columbia.

Skill and strategy setting to get started.

Together, we will build a personalized plan to help you acquire the skills you need to advance. All based on your goals, your experience, and stage of your company. We create your unique roadmap, identifying what skills, knowledge and support systems will help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Pick and choose your own workshop adventure.

Advance your knowledge base and hard skills in core business areas such as  Strategy, Finance, Sales, Digital Marketing and Growth Capital delivered by world-class professionals who are dedicated to your success.  All in a format that lets you choose what you need to learn.

Hands-on support through our Impact Initiative.

We’re committed to helping you work through the obstacles holding you back from success. Together we will identify a major challenge that you are currently facing and partner you with the right subject matter expert (SME) to help solve that challenge.

Connect with peers and mentors.

Grow professionally and personally with the option to work with an experienced female mentor matched to your needs. Our peer accountability group will help you stay on track and can relate to your challenges. Additional W Venture community gatherings connect you to a province-wide network of like-minded entrepreneurial women.

This program has been created by leveraging the seasoned expertise of Accelerate Okanagan, University of Victoria, and VIATEC.  Local entrepreneurs have been consulted along every step of the creation process to ensure impact on the community of entrepreneurial women. In addition, Waterloo’s Communitech and Kelowna’s PurposeFive have lent their expertise in the designing of the program’s curriculum. Due to COVID-19 content will be delivered virtually.

Applications are open until July 31st.

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Have questions about W Venture? Connect with our Programs Manager, Jenna Stasuk.

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