Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and the Halton Region Global Business Centre are pleased to offer Beyond Boundaries, an accelerator program designed to unleash the power and potential of women entrepreneurs. Created to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the diversity of women who start and run businessesthe objective of Beyond Boundaries  is to support women entrepreneurs to grow, scale-up their businesses and reach global markets. After the successful graduation of our first cohort in May 2020, we are thrilled to be launching our second group in September. 

Ideal candidates will be female founders or co-founders of a small or medium-sized business that is generating revenueIf you are wondering how to finance your growth plans, what technology you need to support and scale your business, how to expand across Canada or to export markets or how to find more time to grow or pivot your business to new markets, this program is for you. 


The curriculum for the program is organized into 4 key topics: 

Think Big & Scale

Sales Excellence

Financial Acumen for Scale

Technology Strategy

The program will be led by a stellar group of female mentors:

Julie is a sought-after speaker, executive coach and entrepreneur. She works primarily with progressive small and medium businesses that a) have reached a point where their growth is stuck or stagnant, b) they are expanding too quickly and can’t keep up, or c) they are growing but want to accelerate that growth. 

Karen is Managing Director of K2 Performance Consulting. With 20 years of experience in corporate sales & training, Karen specializes in the art and science of sales, communication and creating professional development action plans that drive both short-term and long-term results. 

Maria is a CMA with expertise in Small Business Accounting & Taxation. She is a Senior Manager at BDO Canada and has in-depth experience in providing financial reporting, outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services to companies operating both locally and internationally. 

Reema is a strategic professional with a long career in the global IT industry; she has expertise in Revenue Generation (Strategy, Marketing, Portfolio Management) and Delivery Management (Practice Leadership, Program and Project Management). 

The program will be delivered through a series of online sessions that include presentations, videos, small-group collaboration and mentorship circles.

With a kick-off planned for September 22nd, the program runs through January 2021. At the end of the programHaltech will host a graduation ceremony for participantsmentors, industry guests and partners to present your business priorities and what you need to succeed.