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Pitch Fund FAQ's

Who can apply for pitch funding?

Women* founders who owns at least 50% or more of their business. Finalists will be asked to provide supporting documentation.

While we largely support Canadian founders, Funding is currently open up to any applicant, globally.

*When we use the term ‘women,’ we refer to all individuals who identify as women. This includes women of colour, transgender women, and women with genderdiverse identities, including non-binary and gender non-conforming women (as we know that gender is fluid and can change throughout one’s lifetime).

To learn more about our community click here.

When do applications close?


What is the scoring criteria?

Scoring Criteria:
💫 Confidence in delivery

🌎 Clearly defined business purpose/value

🚀 Future opportunities for business that the funding will support

Each category is weighted evenly

How do I submit my pitch?

Simply submit your 2 minute pitch after filling out application. Pitches should be:

-No more than 2 minutes long, anything longer will be disqualified.

-Ensure video is uploaded to youtube as an 'unlisted' video

-Submit youtube link at the end of your application

To see last years Pitch Event, visit our programming session library + watch the 'featured session'.

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About Founders Fund:

Founders Fund is a virtual community hub powered by Tease for founders seeking barrier free funding, education and mentorship.

We support diverse women founders during every stage of their growth. Started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, we believe we don’t need one company or one person to make a difference but we need thousands.