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Women entrepreneurs invited to apply for Rhyze Ventures program

Applications must be completed by May 31
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NEWS RELEASE
INNOVATION GUELPH
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Rhyze Ventures applications open April 15 and must be completed by May 31, 2020, for the second cohort that starts Oct. 27, 2020.

Women entrepreneurs interested in moving their businesses forward can learn more, see all the important dates and milestones, and access application information on Innovation Guelph’s website.

Rhyze Ventures is a program that balances in-class learning, hands-on project work, mentorship, and peer networking to address women entrepreneurs’ biggest business challenges.

It is an eight-month program delivered in three streams (Small Business, Scalable Business, and Social Enterprise) with community partners (Business Centre Guelph Wellington, GreenHouse and the Waterloo Regional Small Business Centre) and technology partners (10C and Pollinate) that culminates in a chance to pitch for cash prizes.

This program was supported by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund.

Sixty participants will form the next cohort within the small business, scalable and social enterprise streams. A roster of 60 experienced community mentors will work with participants to build leadership plans and advance soft skills.

Twelve tailored, interactive sessions are focused on the psychology of success, leadership skills, marketing, accessing capital, finance, decision making, operations, negotiation, conflict resolution and more. The program also provides networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs. Industry specialists will work with participants to provide guidance around business challenges.

Innovation Guelph presents the Rhyze Ventures program with delivery partners: Business Centre Guelph-Wellington, GreenHouse, Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, 10C and Pollinate.

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