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Visa Canada She's Next Grant Program

Visa, in partnership with IFundWomen, is back with more funding opportunities for exceptional businesses in Canada.  As part of Visa’s continued commitment to support small businesses, 10 remarkable entrepreneurs will be selected to receive a $10,000 CAD grant plus one year of coaching services through IFundWomen and access to an accelerated mentorship program. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through 11:59 pm ET on October 25, 2022.

This application is now closed.  To be considered for future grants, fill out the Universal Grant Application.

For Official Rules in English, click here.
For Official Rules in French, click here.

Visa is back with more funding & resources for women entrepreneurs in Canada

Through this program, ten (10) qualified entrepreneurs will be selected to receive a $10,000 CAD grant plus one year of coaching services through IFundWomen and access to an accelerated mentorship program. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through 11:59 pm ET on October 25, 2022.

Program Criteria

• The entrant is a legal resident of Canada;
• The entrant is at least the age of majority of their province or territory of residence at the time of entry,    
• The entrant must own at least 51% of their business and operate their business in Canada
• The entrant’s business must have been operating for 2+ years
• The entrant must have a business that has a product or service in market and is generating revenue
• The entrant’s business must be growing year over year
• The entrant’s business must offer a consumer product or service (B2C)
• The entrant must have a compelling digital presence and supporting media

Check out the Official Rules for Visa Canada She’s Next Grant Program. For Official Rules in French, click here.

Meet the recipients

In the Fall of 2022, Visa Canada and IFundWomen expanded their partnership to continue to provide funding and resources to exceptional entrepreneurs throughout Canada. This cohort of grant recipients demonstrated meaningful impact and potential for growth through their innovative products and services. Learn more about them here!

Watch the recipient surprise announcement
Sophie Gray
Founder of DiveThru

DiveThru is on a mission to ensure no young person struggles alone. Through their in-person studios and online platform, DiveThru connects today's generation with therapy, community and self-guided resources. Young people today want to live in a "phyigital" world where their physical and digital worlds seamlessly integrate. DiveThru’s solution simplifies getting help by connecting young people with the tools they need in person, online and in the moments they need it the most.

Ashley Wright
Founder of The Wright Success

The Wright Success provides products and services on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain education. They help individuals shorten the learning curve in Crypto & Blockchain Technology by providing simple, strategic and relevant education through group classes, digital courses, ebooks and through live in-person workshops. The Wright Success makes learning about the newest trends with Crypto, NFTs, and the Metaverse easier by breaking it down and sharing real-life examples in a way individuals can relate to.

Arielle Lok and Sang Le
Founder of Peko Produce

Peko is building Canada's #1 online grocery marketplace that delivers “peculiar” or surplus groceries at up to 40% off retail prices. They’re on a mission to fight food waste and promote access to affordable, healthy food.

Traci Shepheard
Founder of MeditationWorks

MeditationWorks began out of the awareness that mental health and well-being of people around the world was being dramatically affected due to being so connected that people were becoming drastically disconnected. MeditationWorks is Canada's first mobile meditation studio, providing mindful self-care at work for Ontario hospital frontline healthcare workers. The greatest barrier to mindful self care at work is self-motivation, space and time; MeditationWorks has solved this by bringing workplace wellness experiences to the doorsteps and computer screens easily for employers to support their employees.

Toronto, ON

Crying Out Loud

Promoting mental wellbeing through a thoughtful selection of self and community care items, and curated care packages. #hereforthefeelings

100% Funded
$10,000Raised
307Days Left
Social Good
Toronto, ON

Marlow

At Marlow, we've created the world's first lubricated tampon for smoother and more comfortable insertion.

100% Funded
$10,000Raised
0Days Left
Social Good
Vancouver, BC

Peko

Peko is building Canada's #1 online grocery marketplace that delivers “peculiar” or surplus groceries at up to 40% off retail prices.

100% Funded
$10,000Raised
0Days Left
Social Good
Edmonton, AB

DiveThru

connecting today's generation with therapy, community and self-guided resources through our tech-enabled studios

100% Funded
$10,000Raised
24Days Left
Health + Science
Toronto, ON

Beeja May

Canada's largest online resale shop. Thousands of pre-loved children, maternity & nursing wear.

100% Funded
$7,779Raised
0Days Left
Family
Lifestyle
Toronto, ON

CASE

Landfill? No, thanks! CASE provides a service which diverts 100% of plastic collected from landfill.

31% Funded
$7,779Raised
0Days Left
Social Good
Vancouver, BC

Shivanesce Wellness Inc

Shivanesce Wellness is a trauma-informed and culturally-blended company with the aim of increasing mental health awareness and access

100% Funded
$7,779Raised
0Days Left
Health + Science

 

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Check out the Official Rules for the Visa • IFundWomen Canada Grant Program. For French, click here.

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