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October 2018

One-to-One Mentoring Application Intake

October 1, 2018 - October 5, 2018

Applications open for five days only! If you’re new in business, you know it’s a challenge to stay on top of everything and find balance in your life. Our One-to-One Mentoring program is designed to help you build confidence, improve your business knowledge, increase productivity and offer you emotional support. We have a limited number of mentors available in a variety of industries and communities around BC. From October 1 to 5, we're accepting applications from women business owners to…

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Michelle Pockey Leadership Award Application Deadline

October 31, 2018

As a prominent lawyer and community activist, Michelle Pockey dedicated herself to making a positive difference in the world. A winner of Business in Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business Award in 2016, Michelle worked tirelessly for 20 years advancing women in business, law, First Nations and non-traditional sectors. She was an inspiration to others every day of her life until her passing from cancer in June 2016. To help support Michelle’s legacy and advance other women along their leadership journeys,…

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December 2018

LOI Labs Application Deadline

December 15, 2018

Excited to announce that our partners in youth entrepreneurship and impact, League of Innovators (LOI), are looking for the next round of youth entrepreneurs under 25. Available across the country this 12 week program takes you from 0 to 100 with your business. Under 25? Looking to take a business idea or early stage business to the next level? Learn more at loilabs.com. With no equity taken, no cost, and no academic requirements, what’s stopping you?  Features of the program:…

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February 2019

Canadian Export Challenge – Round 1 Application Deadline

February 28, 2019

Women's Enterprise Centre is a proud Promotional Partner of the Canadian Export Challenge! Startup Canada, UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service are coming together to support a cohort of 1,500 Canadian businesses to scale and succeed globally in 2019 as part of the Canadian Global Entrepreneur Cohort. Accepted entrepreneurs will: Have a chance to pitch to win $2,500 and a trip to Toronto for a chance to win $25,000 and up to an additional $100,000 in in-kind…

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March 2019

Canadian Export Challenge – Round 2 Application Deadline

March 31, 2019

Women's Enterprise Centre is a proud Promotional Partner of the Canadian Export Challenge! Startup Canada, UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service are coming together to support a cohort of 1,500 Canadian businesses to scale and succeed globally in 2019 as part of the Canadian Global Entrepreneur Cohort. Accepted entrepreneurs will: Have a chance to pitch to win $2,500 and a trip to Toronto for a chance to win $25,000 and up to an additional $100,000 in in-kind…

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April 2019

Canadian Export Challenge – Round 3 Application Deadline

April 30, 2019

Women's Enterprise Centre is a proud Promotional Partner of the Canadian Export Challenge! Startup Canada, UPS, Export Development Canada, and the Trade Commissioner Service are coming together to support a cohort of 1,500 Canadian businesses to scale and succeed globally in 2019 as part of the Canadian Global Entrepreneur Cohort. Accepted entrepreneurs will: Have a chance to pitch to win $2,500 and a trip to Toronto for a chance to win $25,000 and up to an additional $100,000 in in-kind…

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June 2019

Telus Pitch Application Deadline

June 23, 2019

What could your business do with $100,000? With more than $150,000 in prizes on the line, TELUS Pitch is Canada’s largest small business competition, offering Canadian entrepreneurs the chance to reap the rewards of their hard work with a $100,000 cash payout. Prizes Grand Prize Winner: $100,000 cash to be awarded at the TELUS Pitch Live Summit on July 30 + $10,000 will be donated on behalf of the winner to TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. Finalists: The remaining two grand…

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July 2019

EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Program Application Deadline

July 1, 2019

The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program helps a select group of women founders rapidly accelerate their growth. Through an annual competition and ongoing program, the entrepreneurs are introduced to new ways of managing business growth via a powerful combination of executive education, networking, mentorship and connections. If you are a woman CEO who has founded a company within the last 10 years in Canada or the US, and has achieved at least $2 million in revenue in each of the…

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WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards Nomination Deadline

July 1, 2019

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ was created to recognize the incredible accomplishments of women, develop a community of support, and increase the visibility of strong leaders in order to inspire future generations. What makes the Top 100 Winners the most powerful women in Canada? Their personal power isn’t about title, its that they are resilient and strong. They inspire, learn and grow. They have faced professional and personal challenges and come out stronger. They are champions and advocates for…

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Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards Nomination Deadline

July 11, 2019

The time has come to help us recognize the exceptional achievements made by businesses, organizations and individuals in the central Okanagan. Nominations can be made in the following categories: Rising Star (less than 3 years in business) Micro Business (1-3 employees) Small Business (4-15 employees) Mid-size Business (16-50 employees) Large Business (51+ employees) Young Entrepreneur (Under Age 40) Not-for-Profit Excellence Social Leadership (for-profit business) Marketing Campaign of the Year Arts & Entertainment Technology Innovator (Business Leader of the Year Award…

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WISE 50 Over 50 Awards Nomination Deadline

July 31, 2019

DEADLINE extended to midnight July 31, 2019! The WISE 50 over 50 Award recognizes and celebrates Canadian Entrepreneurs over the age of 50! It’s time for entrepreneurs over 50 to be recognized for the wisdom, initiative, skills, and experience they bring to the business world – modern day heroes, models, and mentors. The WISE 50 Over 50 Awards were created two years ago to recognize and celebrate 50 of these entrepreneurs who started a business after the age of 50.…

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August 2019

NEDC Aboriginal Business Awards Nomination Deadline

August 11, 2019

The NEDC Aboriginal Business Awards celebrate the accomplishments of the Nuu-chah-nulth businesses, NEDC clients and Aboriginal businesses within the Nuu-chah-nulth region. This year, these awards will honor businesses in FIVE categories: BEST Youth-OWNED Business Best NEW BUSINESS Best ARTS & Cultural BUSINESS Best Environmental Business Business of the Year Nomination deadline is August 11, 2019 Learn More or Nominate

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BC Export Awards Application Deadline

August 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies. Extending across industries the awards recognize achievements in 9 different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years. Category Awards: Emerging Exporter…

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September 2019

WBE Canada Awards Nomination Deadline

September 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am

WBE Canada's Awards were created to recognize significant achievements of Canadian women owned businesses, corporate and government leaders, and increase awareness and visibility of the impact supplier diversity creates to inspire further achievements. Categories: Certified WBE Awards 2019 WBE of the Year 2019 WBE Stars 2019 Rookie of the Year Corporate Member Awards 2019 Corporation of the Year 2019 Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year 2019 Most Improved Supplier Diversity Program Public Awards 2019 WBE Canada Champion of the Year…

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December 2019

LOI Labs 12-Week Incubator Program Application Deadline

December 15, 2019

LOI Labs is a virtual 12-week incubator program complemented by regional nodes across Canada to be a catalyst for socio-economic development, providing a process for developing early-stage ideas into viable ventures for youth under 25. LOI Labs will offer formal and informal learning opportunities and connect entrepreneurs to an ecosystem of related services through a unique coaching and mentorship model coupled with an online curriculum. Applications for LOI Labs Batch 4 are open Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2019 Learn…

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May 2020

Apply Online for a Mentor: One-to-One Mentoring Intake

May 11 - May 15

For five days only, Women’s Enterprise Centre is accepting applications for their One-to-One Mentoring Program for women business owners! This award-winning program matches women in the early stages of business with experienced entrepreneurs for a six-month mentoring relationship. With support and inspiration from an established entrepreneur, you’ll learn to manage risk, develop your capabilities and skills, and achieve your goals. Applications open for five days only: May 11 to 15! Learn More or Apply

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