The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub is proud to be partnering with The Fireweed Fellowship to host this live information session on the first national
The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub is proud to be partnering with The Fireweed Fellowship to host this live information session on the first national accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurship in Canada!
What is an accelerator program? Do I qualify? What should I expect?
The Fireweed Fellowship is the first national accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurship in Canada.
The program will consist of a 10-month-long, immersive, cohort-style fellowship program combining online educational sessions, self-directed on-the-land learning and leadership development. Additionally the program offers peer support, one-on-one coaching, mentorship, pro-bono professional services as well as investment-readiness prep. The very first cohort of the Fireweed Fellowship will welcome 15-20 Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Applications for this cohort are open to all Indigenous womxn (cis or trans) and non-binary folx, 2 Spirit, IndigiQueer etc who are founders of businesses beyond idea-stage from diverse territories and across sectors from what is now known as Canada. Which is to say, entrepreneurs who have a business that is either testing a prototype or product or is already in the market generating some revenue and ready for growth.
One of the outcomes of the 10 month program will be to support each company to reach a place of readiness to seek and receive outside capital should the founder choose to do so.
This program is co-created with, and informed by, knowledge keepers, business leaders and our Indigenous program team. Programming will examine alternative economic models and perspectives and will be guided by the inherent wisdom and deep knowing of our ancestors. We will explore the individual and cultural value of entrepreneurship with a decolonial lens, and celebrate the strength of Indigenous world-views.
Director Jacqueline Jennings will be available to answer any questions you have. Be sure to sign up even if you cannot attend in order to receive a recording of the session!
Please see www.fireweedfellowship.com for more information.
Ashley Richard is the National Indigenous Outreach & Partnership Coordinator for the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH). WEKH shares research and resources on women entrepreneurs in Canada. Made up of 10 regional hubs, WEKH operates in both official languages and includes a network of over 250 organizations, reaching more than 100,000 women entrepreneurs.
WEKH is a part of the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy that aims to increase women entrepreneurs’ access to financing, talent, networks and expertise.
Ashley is committed to building an inclusive innovation ecosystem for Indigenous women entrepreneurs, this includes sharing information about opportunities available to Indigenous women entrepreneurs and ecosystem supporters. To join the WEKH Indigenous email blast list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We continue to aggregate a list of resources on the WEKH website for women entrepreneurs as they navigate the current uncertainty. Please let me know if there are any additional links or info that you think should be included: https://wekh.ca/covid-19-resources/
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