Advancing Entrepreneurial Women
W Venture is a personalized 3-month program for entrepreneurial women seeking to grow their business. You will receive a curated experience with hands-on individualized support, subject matter expertise, and a peer community of ambitious women.
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Why We Built This
W Venture seeks to close the gap and help women entrepreneurs succeed and our communities to thrive.
Women are founding more businesses than ever before with 3 times the rate of male entrepreneurs since 1976 (BDC report). However female entrepreneurs are underrepresented making up only 28% of the entrepreneurial population and highly underfunded with only 2.2% (Pitchbook) of venture dollars going to female-led companies. The gap is significant.
Yet time and research have shown us that female-led businesses are not just nice to have but a vital force for a vibrant economy, a trillion-dollar opportunity we can not let pass.
W Venture was co-created by VIATEC, The University of Victory, PurposeFive, and Accelerate Okanagan alongside active women entrepreneurs and executives.
This program has helped me not just learn, but understand the sales process. What I have learned will be infinitely valuable as I try to get my first customer. As well, I’ve made great connections—with both wonderful people and those who can really help further my mission by leveraging their networks.