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Accelerator for Women-led Startups Announced in Waterloo, Ontario

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June 20, 2016

Are you part of a women-led, high-potential startup? If so, Communitech’s Fierce Founders Accelerator may be the program you’re looking for.

The Fierce Founders Accelerator is a six-month startup accelerator with structured programming to help women-led startups prepare for early customers and build a scalable business strategy for fast growth. Selected startups will receive, among other benefits:

  • Up to $30,000 in matched funding, with no equity taken
  • Business training by Communitech’s Executives-in-Residence
  • Six months of furnished office space at the Communitech Hub, in the heart of the Waterloo Region tech community
  • Up to $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform credits for one year (including an architecture review)
  • A UX review of your product by Google Experts

In order to qualify, your startup must have:

  • At least one female founder or C-suite executive
  • Proof of funds up to $30,000
  • A validated problem-solution fit and an in-progress minimum viable product
  • The ability to relocate your entire team to the Communitech Hub for the six-month program

The deadline to apply for this cohort is Midnight on July 29, 2016. The registration form can be found here: