E-Series 2017 – Applications NOW OPEN!
E-SERIES 2017 | April 19 – 21, 2017 | Vancouver, BC
E-Series is FWE’s longest-running, signature program for women entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their business.
Each April, over 50 women entrepreneurs from across Canada immerse themselves in business and entrepreneurial education + mentorship. Participants are placed in small classrooms with like-minded entrepreneurs where we cover a comprehensive set of topics, such as:
- Marketing + Branding
- Governance (Boards)
- Business Law / Trademarks
- Capital Raising
- Pitching for Investment
1:1 Mentorship for Continued Support
All participants get paired with their own Mentor for 1:1 sessions, once per month for 14 months. This 1:1 support is critical to ensuring that learnings, new ideas and strategies can be applied to the growth plan of the company.
All-star speakers for the 2017 program include Bev Briscoe (Chair, Ritchie Bros and Past President, Hiway Refrigeration), Terry McBride (CEO + Co-Founder of Nettwerk Music + YYoga), Yuri Fulmer (Fulmer Capital Partners), and many more.
What Makes E-Series Special?
- Over 90% of E-Series Grads since 2003 are still in business, compared to the national average of just 50% after 5 years of starting a business
- After taking the program, Grads experience an average annualized revenue growth rate of 40%
- 100% of participants find the program value (over 80% find it ‘extremely valuable’)
“The energy was electric and lit a fire in me to come home and take my business to the next level! “
– Allison Chislett, IDesign Ltd, Paradise, NFLD (E-Series 2016 Grad)
“….I can’t even describe how inspired and amazed I am by the speakers at this event. To have high level leaders in the business community come talk to ME felt like a privilege I never imagined having…Basically everything was awesome.
One more thing: this is the most organized, thoughtful conference I have EVER attended.”
– Jennifer Hollinshead, Peak Resilience (E-Series 2016 Grad)
Past Participants have Included:
- Hagensborg Chocolates
- HUB Restaurant
- The Cupcake Girls
- Urban Impact Recycling
- Bombay Brow Bar
- The Gourmet Warehouse
…just to name a few!
Ready to Take a Deep Dive? Apply to E-Series 2017!
- A women entrepreneur from anywhere in Canada;
a. The business must be the sole focus of the entrepreneur;
b. and either:
i. The controlling shareholder;
ii. Or an equal partner with up to four (4) other partners;
- Or an employee of a company in line to lead the company (as owner, part owner, or other);
- Committed to attending all of the sessions
You will be contacted within 2 weeks upon submitting your application.
Confirmation of admittance will be done on an ongoing basis until February 2017.
Cost: $2,000. Includes $1,800 for Tuition and $200 for 12 months of 1:1 Mentorship
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-682-8115.
A limited number of grants will be available for women entrepreneurs, assisting with tuition, travel + accommodation, or both. Applying for a grant is as easy as answering a few questions in the E-Series 2017 Application.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MENTOR?
Each E-Series graduate is paired with a mentor for 1:1 guidance, inspiration and business leadership. If you are interested in being paired with an E-Series grad for 12 months to help push their businesses to the next level, please email email@example.com or call 604-682-8115.
2016/17 Gold Sponsor:
FWE is now seeking support from the community for E-Series 2017 grants.
If you are interested in becoming a grant donor, please contact Lisa Niemetscheck at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.