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The Business
Accelerator for

Women Entrepreneurs

What is Beyond Boundaries?

Beyond Boundaries is a 7-week hybrid (in-person + virtual) accelerator program in Halton Region that advances women’s economic empowerment. This program supports women entrepreneurs to grow, scale-up their business and reach global markets. 

Created to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the diversity of women who start and run businesses, the program will offer:

  • Skills development by expert mentors in key areas including finance, technology, sales and growth
  • Understanding and exploration of new markets and global opportunities
  • Mentorship and advisory support
  • Targeted connections through networking events and strategic introductions 

Master four key areas of business development

Scale

Sales

Finance

Technology

Info Session Sept 20th

Experts and Workshops

Julie Ellis
Workshop: Think Big & Scale

Learn methods to grow and expand your business and revenue through potential pivoting, exploring new verticals or global markets, or methods to bring new products to market. Gain skills to build your confidence, and shift your mindset to think big and expand your business.

Karen Kelly
Workshop: Sales Excellence

Expand your approach to selling to accommodate business growth. Explore the ‘science and art of sales’ and proven sales methods including ‘selling the problem’, and strategies to drive behavioural change.

Megan Mistry
Workshop: Financial Acumen

Implement the right financing method to best support your business growth. Understand local and global financial considerations to encourage scaling best practices.

Reema Duggal
Workshop: Technology Strategy

Increase your ability to explore and implement the right technology to support growth and sales. Learn when, and how to tap into existing technology, and when to build your own solution to optimize your business processes.

Program Schedule (Hybrid)

Program is scheduled to kick off in mid-October 2022.

Oct 18th | In-Person
Kick-off + Think Big & Scale | Workshop
On-Demand
Think Big & Scale | Virtual Office Hours
Oct 25th | In-Person
Sales Excellence | Workshop
Nov 1st | Virtual
Sales Excellence | Mentorship Circle
Nov 8th | In-Person
Technology Strategy | Workshop
Nov 15th | Virtual
Technology Strategy | Mentorship Circle
Nov 22nd | Virtual
Financial Acumen | Workshop
On-Demand
Financial Acumen | Virtual Office Hours
Jan 10th | In-Person
Graduation Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

Woman-identifying founders or co-founders with a product or service in market, or with a go-to-market strategy. Eligible businesses are not required to be Haltech clients and are not required to be incorporated in Canada.

Do I need to be a Haltech client to apply?

No – you do not need to be a Haltech client to apply for Beyond Boundaries.

Will the program take place physically or virtually?

The Beyond Boundaries 2022 cohort will be held in a hybrid format. See program schedule for details.

How much does the program cost?

We want to make Beyond Boundaries accessible to even more women founders.  This year we’ve cut the program cost by 50% to $199 CAD. This will be invoiced upon acceptance in October.

When is the deadline to apply?

Applications will close on Monday October 3rd, 2022 at 11:59PM.

Is Beyond Boundaries a 1-on-1 program?

No. The Beyond Boundaries webinar series consists of four main education sessions, each of which are followed by a group mentorship session. These sessions are taught by a coach/mentor to the cohort of enrolled participants. Participants can however request 1:1 time with each coach/mentor.

Do I have to be located in Halton Region?

You should be able to commute to TechPlace for in-person sessions.

Got any other questions? Reach out to info@haltech.ca.

I have participated in other similar programs that were very male dominated and it was a bit of a negative experience. Beyond Boundaries was wonderful and I would do the program again in a heartbeat!

Rebecca FeatherstoneMusicology

Beyond Boundaries is a must join if you are an entrepreneur looking for a program that helps you get those basic next steps, supports you, and provides a sense of accountability. It gives all those things and more.

Ro FernandezNova Tools

Whether you are a female entrepreneur just starting out with a solid idea or are further along in your business venture, Beyond Boundaries is chock-full of resources and support with multiple entry points to help scale your business. As a female entrepreneur, I highly recommend it.

Sue KwiecienCube For All Inc.

Laura and I wanted to thank you, and the whole team, including the behind the scenes wizards, and our fabulous team of coaches, and guest speakers for such a powerful and productive set of modules and mentorship moments that help us focus on the tasks that move us ahead.

Donna PinsonneaultShe's Got Leggz

Women helping women. Beyond Boundaries provides a unique opportunity to leverage the expertise and experiences of fellow entrepreneurs in a supportive, small group setting.

Shann McGrailChief Executive Officer, Haltech

Fabulous support from the crew at Beyond Boundaries.

Mary BaxterBorn to Move

Thanks again for all of your hard work to organize and put together the Beyond Boundaries program over the last few months! I think that everyone really enjoyed the program and found that it was applicable and beneficial to their businesses.

Remy WarrenRemy International

Thanks in large part to our participation in the ‘Beyond Boundaries’ program, we successfully launched new services, hired staff and began exploring partnership opportunities to evolve new business models and grow revenue.

Denise BedellExecutive Director, Content Innovo

Ready to scale your startup?

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Deadline: Oct 3rd, 2022 11:59PM EDT

Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. Doubling the number of women owned businesses requires a strong ecosystem of support, expertise and connections.

As part of WES, Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and the Halton Region Global Business Centre are pleased to introduce an accelerator program designed to unleash the power and potential of women entrepreneurs. Created with the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the diversity of women who start and run businesses.

Le gouvernement du Canada tente de promouvoir l’autonomisation économique des femmes en lançant la stratégie d’entreprenariat au féminin (Women Entrepreneurship Strategy ou WES). Cette initiative unique en son genre met à disposition deux milliards de dollars d’investissement et a pour but de doubler le nombre d’entreprises à propriété féminine d’ici 2025. Un tel objectif nécessite un solide réseau de soutien, des compétences  et l’accès à un réseau de contacts.

Haltech et le Centre de commerce international de la région de Halton sont fiers de présenter un programme qui permettra d’exploiter pleinement le potentiel de l’entrepreneuriat féminin. Mis sur pied en gardant en tête les défis uniques et les opportunités particulières auxquels font face les  femmes qui se lancent en affaires ou qui gèrent une entreprise.

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