Roadmap to MVP

Understand, define, and develop - empowering women entrepreneurs to build their MVP

Innovation Factory’s Roadmap to MVP is a 10-week workshop that supports women-identifying entrepreneurs to understand, define, and develop their minimum viable product (MVP).

This workshop will guide you through the fundamental steps, key strategies, tools and resources to help you efficiently build your MVP.

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Why join Roadmap to MVP?

Participate in this hands-on training cohort and bring your vision to life. With Roadmap to MVP, you will learn about the product development lifecycle and craft your minimum viable product through expert guidance.

Harnessing the latest low and no-code solutions, you will define essential features and functions of your product or service, while feeling supported in a collaborative and dynamic group setting.

Designed for women-identifying entrepreneurs ready to create and validate their minimum viable product, Roadmap to MVP equips you with the tools and expertise to

10 week program schedule

Weeks 1 + 2 – Understanding the Product Development Lifecycle: Workshop & Office Hours 

Weeks 3 + 4 – Defining your MVP Product Features and Functions: Workshop & Office Hours 

Weeks 5 + 6 – Developing your MVP with Low/No-Code Applications Pt. 1: Workshop & Office Hours 

Weeks 7 + 8 – Developing your MVP with Low/No-Code Applications Pt. 2: Workshop & Office Hours

Weeks 9 + 10 – Developing your MVP with External HelpWorkshop & Office Hours 

Who should enroll in Roadmap to MVP

You should enroll in Roadmap to MVP if your business:

  • Is founded or co-founded by women-identifying individuals
  • Is in the start-up stage of business
  • Is in need of expert guidance to build your MVP
  • Is looking for a community of women founders in similar stages with common objectives
  • Is ready to engage with our training sessions and expert mentors
  • Is able to participate and engage with us at our Hamilton office location

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14th Annual LiONS LAIR Pitch Competition and in-person Gala on September 26, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets available on

Attend the 14th annual LiONS LAIR pitch competition

Since 2011, Innovation Factory’s LiONS LAIR has helped more than 150 startups launch and scale their businesses. This fall, join over 350 entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders to network over dinner and drinks, celebrate innovation, and watch finalists pitch live to a panel of judges to win cash and in-kind prizes.

When: September 26, 2024 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm 

Where: LiUNA Station – 360 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H5

Celebrate BIG ideas that make a bigger impact at The Big DiF, Innovation Factory’s annual open house and client showcase. Join 250+ people from the Hamilton-Halton community to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Join Innovation Factory's Annual Open House - The Big DiF!

Network with 250+ industry professionals, discover emerging solutions from our innovators, and celebrate entrepreneurship within the Hamilton-Halton ecosystem.

May 9, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm | Hamilton, Ontario