The PowerUp Ready program is a free, and flexible 10-week business training program for women entrepreneurs ready to start or grow their ventures. Businesses accepted into the program will recieve weekly one-to-one learning and attend interactive lessons provided by a trained business coach. Upon program completion, graduates will have a professionally developed business plan ready to take to financial institutions. 

The PowerUp Explore program aims to bridge gaps in accessible services and training by providing women with “discovery” training. Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs, the interactive assessments and training sessions with Business Advisors will help kickstart their entrepreneurial journey.

Contact the team at Innovation Factory to get connected with YWCA Hamilton.

Get connected with YWCA Hamilton

YWCA Hamilton – PowerUp Program


Quick Facts

  • Open to a range of business types
  • Develop skills to build a business plan
  • Develop an understanding of entrepreneurship
  • PowerUp Ready runs 4 weeks long
  • PowerUp Explore runs 10 weeks long


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