Beyond Boundaries

Empower, connect, scale - elevating women entrepreneurs to global success

Innovation Factory’s Beyond Boundaries is a 9-week training program that supports women entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses and reach global markets.

The program is designed to guide you and your business through the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the diversity of women-identifying individuals who start and run a business.

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Beyond Boundaries, a 5-week hybrid training program that supports women entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses.

Why join Beyond Boundaries?

Feel empowered to grow and scale your business as this program brings together expert mentoring in crucial business areas—finance, technology, sales, and growth—coupled with insights into global markets.

You will also receive advisory support tailored to your unique journey and the chance to create valuable connections at targeted networking events.

Designed for women ready to scale their businesses and explore new horizons, Beyond Boundaries is where your ambition meets opportunity.

9 week program schedule

Week 1 + 2 – Think Big & Scale: Workshop & Office Hours 

Week 3 + 4 – Sales Excellence: Workshop & Mentorship Circle

Week 5 + 6 – Financial Acumen: Workshop & Office Hours 

Week 7 + 8 – Technology Strategy: Workshop & Mentorship Circle

Week 9 – Graduation Ceremony

Who should apply for Beyond Boundaries

You should apply to Beyond Boundaries if your business:

  • Is founded or co-founded by women-identifying individuals
  • Is in the start-up to SME stage of business
  • Has a product or service in market
  • Has a go-to market strategy
  • Is ready to engage with our training sessions and expert mentors
  • Is able to participate and engage with us at our Halton office location

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Stats & Figures

Beyond Boundaries by the numbers

Graduates since 2019
Women-Led Companies Impacted

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Beyond Boundaries program consists of four main education sessions, each are followed by a virtual group mentorship session. These sessions are taught by our experienced advisors to the cohort of enrolled participants. Participants can however request 1:1 time with each mentor free of charge.

Absolutely! We welcome you to have any team member(s) join you in experiencing Beyond Boundaries. There is no extra cost to have other team members attend or sit in for you.

The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. Doubling the number of women owned businesses requires a strong ecosystem of support, expertise and connections.

As part of WES, Innovation Factory and the Halton Region Global Business Centre are pleased to introduce an accelerator program designed to unleash the power and potential of women entrepreneurs. Created with the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the diversity of women who start and run businesses.

Le gouvernement du Canada tente de promouvoir l’autonomisation économique des femmes en lançant la stratégie d’entreprenariat au féminin (Women Entrepreneurship Strategy ou WES). Cette initiative unique en son genre met à disposition deux milliards de dollars d’investissement et a pour but de doubler le nombre d’entreprises à propriété féminine d’ici 2025. Un tel objectif nécessite un solide réseau de soutien, des compétences  et l’accès à un réseau de contacts.

Innovation Factory et le Centre de commerce international de la région de Halton sont fiers de présenter un programme qui permettra d’exploiter pleinement le potentiel de l’entrepreneuriat féminin. Mis sur pied en gardant en tête les défis uniques et les opportunités particulières auxquels font face les  femmes qui se lancent en affaires ou qui gèrent une entreprise.

Cohort participants

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Innovator spotlights

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