What we're about

Did you know that only 15% of entrepreneurs in Montreal are women? We aim to change that. Our goal is to help women play a leadership role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting the growth and success of women entrepreneurs, promoting diversity, and helping women to:

1. Connect to networks of entrepreneurs, partners and mentors

2. Find role models

3. Identify strategic opportunities

4. Take their place in the ecosystem

ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs is our new women-centric entrepreneurial program that builds on YES' already-established and proven core services.

You have – an idea – a vision – a drive.We have – experience – connections – experts.

Want to know how to bring your ideas to fruition and grow as an entrepreneur in a stimulating, growth-oriented, diverse and inclusive environment?

Get started today >>> https://www.yesmontreal.ca/en/entrepreneurs... (https://www.yesmontreal.ca/en/entrepreneurs/services/ellevate)

More information about YES:

JOB SEEKERS

YES Employment + Entrepreneurship (formerly YES) provides extensive province-wide job search services for youth and young adults (ages 16 – 35) including one-on-one career counselling, workshops and webinars. Our 20 years of experience in strategic job search activities will put your experience to work!

ENTREPRENEURS

Your business is our business no matter where you live in Quebec. Entrepreneurs of any age and stage can always benefit from good advice. Looking to launch your business? Need sales and marketing advice? Have questions about financing options and resources? That’s why our coaches, mentors, workshops and webinars are at your service.

ARTISTS

The life of a self-employed artist is not for the faint of heart – but the true creative soul won’t be deterred. You’ve chosen to pursue your passion and YES Employment + Entrepreneurship is here with everything from workshops and webinars to coaching and a conference designed especially for you. At YES Employment + Entrepreneurship, we’re passionate too – about helping Quebec’s creative capital grow.

Visit us at http://www.yesmontreal.ca

Upcoming events (4+)

ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator / Information Sessions

Cost: Free to attend.

In order to attend this workshop, you must pre-register using this link >>> https://bit.ly/3HWap9o
RSVPing on meetup will not grant you access to this workshop.

Are you a woman entrepreneur in Quebec looking to advance your business in a stimulating, growth-oriented, and inclusive environment?
The Call for Applications for the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator (offered virtually) is now open!

We’re looking for 10 high-potential women-led startups from all sectors with a feasible idea or product that have what it takes to grow their business.

If chosen, you will get access to seasoned business advisors, exclusive programming, community and peer networks, visibility, awards (up to $20,000), and more over a 3-month period that culminates in a pitch competition.

Will you be one of the 10?

Apply to the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator by Friday, February 18th >>> https://bit.ly/3rdvYf1

Wondering if the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator is the next step for your business?
Learn more about the program by attending one of our info sessions taking place on the following dates:
- Friday, Jan 21st / 12:00-1:00PM
- Thursday, Jan 27th / 6:00-7:00 PM
- Tuesday, Feb 1st / 12:00-1:00PM
- Thursday, Feb 10th / 6:00-7:00PM

Before applying, please make sure to read and adhere to the eligibility criteria:
- Be a dedicated founder or co-founder who identifies as a woman (said founder must also be the main participant for the program).
- Startup must be at least 50% women-led.
- Have a feasible, creative and innovative process, product or solution.
- Demonstrate the potential for start-up scaling or growth.
- Contribute $100 towards a $1,000 -Cohort Award, the recipient of which will be chosen by the cohort themselves.
- Be driven, coachable, and collaborative.
- Be a Quebec resident.
- Be able to participate in English.
- Be over the age of 18.
- Be able to commit to the 3-month online program.

Speakers:
- Meltem Kilicaslan, Program Manager
- Liliane Rushemeza, Business Coach
- Derek MacNeil, Business Coach

Register Now! >>> https://bit.ly/3HWap9o

Pre-registration is required. Available as an online, live streaming webinar only.

ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator / Information Sessions

Cost: Free to attend.

In order to attend this workshop, you must pre-register using this link >>> https://bit.ly/3HWap9o
RSVPing on meetup will not grant you access to this workshop.

Are you a woman entrepreneur in Quebec looking to advance your business in a stimulating, growth-oriented, and inclusive environment?
The Call for Applications for the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator (offered virtually) is now open!

We’re looking for 10 high-potential women-led startups from all sectors with a feasible idea or product that have what it takes to grow their business.

If chosen, you will get access to seasoned business advisors, exclusive programming, community and peer networks, visibility, awards (up to $20,000), and more over a 3-month period that culminates in a pitch competition.

Will you be one of the 10?

Apply to the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator by Friday, February 18th >>> https://bit.ly/3rdvYf1

Wondering if the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator is the next step for your business?
Learn more about the program by attending one of our info sessions taking place on the following dates:
- Friday, Jan 21st / 12:00-1:00PM
- Thursday, Jan 27th / 6:00-7:00 PM
- Tuesday, Feb 1st / 12:00-1:00PM
- Thursday, Feb 10th / 6:00-7:00PM

Before applying, please make sure to read and adhere to the eligibility criteria:
- Be a dedicated founder or co-founder who identifies as a woman (said founder must also be the main participant for the program).
- Startup must be at least 50% women-led.
- Have a feasible, creative and innovative process, product or solution.
- Demonstrate the potential for start-up scaling or growth.
- Contribute $100 towards a $1,000 -Cohort Award, the recipient of which will be chosen by the cohort themselves.
- Be driven, coachable, and collaborative.
- Be a Quebec resident.
- Be able to participate in English.
- Be over the age of 18.
- Be able to commit to the 3-month online program.

Speakers:
- Meltem Kilicaslan, Program Manager
- Liliane Rushemeza, Business Coach
- Derek MacNeil, Business Coach

Register Now! >>> https://bit.ly/3HWap9o

Pre-registration is required. Available as an online, live streaming webinar only.

ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator / Information Sessions

Cost: Free to attend.

In order to attend this workshop, you must pre-register using this link >>> https://bit.ly/3HWap9o
RSVPing on meetup will not grant you access to this workshop.

Are you a woman entrepreneur in Quebec looking to advance your business in a stimulating, growth-oriented, and inclusive environment?
The Call for Applications for the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator (offered virtually) is now open!

We’re looking for 10 high-potential women-led startups from all sectors with a feasible idea or product that have what it takes to grow their business.

If chosen, you will get access to seasoned business advisors, exclusive programming, community and peer networks, visibility, awards (up to $20,000), and more over a 3-month period that culminates in a pitch competition.

Will you be one of the 10?

Apply to the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator by Friday, February 18th >>> https://bit.ly/3rdvYf1

Wondering if the ELLEvate Women Entrepreneurs Pre-Accelerator is the next step for your business?
Learn more about the program by attending one of our info sessions taking place on the following dates:
- Friday, Jan 21st / 12:00-1:00PM
- Thursday, Jan 27th / 6:00-7:00 PM
- Tuesday, Feb 1st / 12:00-1:00PM
- Thursday, Feb 10th / 6:00-7:00PM

Before applying, please make sure to read and adhere to the eligibility criteria:
- Be a dedicated founder or co-founder who identifies as a woman (said founder must also be the main participant for the program).
- Startup must be at least 50% women-led.
- Have a feasible, creative and innovative process, product or solution.
- Demonstrate the potential for start-up scaling or growth.
- Contribute $100 towards a $1,000 -Cohort Award, the recipient of which will be chosen by the cohort themselves.
- Be driven, coachable, and collaborative.
- Be a Quebec resident.
- Be able to participate in English.
- Be over the age of 18.
- Be able to commit to the 3-month online program.

Speakers:
- Meltem Kilicaslan, Program Manager
- Liliane Rushemeza, Business Coach
- Derek MacNeil, Business Coach

Register Now! >>> https://bit.ly/3HWap9o

Pre-registration is required. Available as an online, live streaming webinar only.

ELLEvating Women Entrepreneurs

Online event

Free Online Event.

In order to attend this workshop, you must pre-register using this link >>> https://bit.ly/3s94cSX
RSVPing on meetup will not grant you access to this workshop.

Are you a woman entrepreneur looking for support to start or expand your business? Do you want to be part of a supportive community, be inspired, and be elevated throughout your entrepreneurial journey?

If you answered yes to these questions, you’re at the right place! Let’s connect and you will discover the resources and funding options available to you as a woman in business.

In this free workshop, we will dive deep into how you can effectively boost your leadership skills, improve your time management skills, explore ways to balance work and family life, and seek out financing for your small business, among other topics.

Don’t miss this informative, and interactive workshop that will serve as your entry ticket into the entrepreneurial community. Learn alongside other women and grow your business today.

Pre-registration is required. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours prior to the start time of the workshop.

Please Note: Those wishing to obtain business coaching services are encouraged to first attend this free workshop. Pre-registration is required. Available as an online, live-streaming webinar.

In order to attend this workshop, you must pre-register using this link >>> https://bit.ly/3s94cSX
RSVPing on meetup will not grant you access to this workshop.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours before the workshop.

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ELLEvating Women Entrepreneurs

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