Get Involved: Founders Fund Canada

Get Involved


The core of our programming to elevate women founders would not be possible without our community of Funders, Sponsors & Mentors.

Funders

Becoming a funder is one of the quickest and most direct ways to contribute to the success and growth of women and underrepresented founders across the globe.


Funders provide necessary financial support for our barrier free (no equity, no repayment) funding and give our members the financial foundation they need to succeed and grow their businesses.

 

Funders are celebrated through our social channels and funder page, and receive quarterly impact reports on the progress of our community.

Learn who are 2020 Funders are

Become a Funder

Sponsors

Becoming a fund sponsor is a substantial and impactful way to directly contribute to the success and growth of women and underrepresented founders across the globe.

 Fund Sponsors financial contribution goes into creating a fund under the sponsors company or individual name. Our team works with you to build a custom criteria, application process and evaluation process that aligns with your values.

Mentors

Becoming a mentor is an incredibly valuable way to contribute to the success and growth of women and underrepresented founders across the globe.

 Founders Fund mentors bring unfiltered, transparent wisdom and experience to our members through several paths.

 Core programming mentors offer their expertise on a subcategory of one of the follow foundational areas of business:

 

  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Legal


Each mentor commits to three one hour sessions scheduled within the same week (one hour on each day Tuesday to Thursday), with each day addressing the same topic tailored for different stages of growth (ideation & start up, growth and scale).

Supplementary programming mentors areas offer their expertise on a subcategory of one of the follow complimentary areas of business:

 

  • Diversity & Inclusion training
  • Mental health for entrepreneurs
  • Money mindset
  • Recovering from failure
  • Preparing for investment & funding 

We are also happy to provide one on one opportunities for mentors. We ask for a minimum commitment of one hour a week (2 half hour availabilities for members to book some time with you), for one month. 

All mentorship options are done remotely.

Additional ways to get involved: 

  • Join our selection committee: A diverse group of experienced founders and executives who grade funding applications while providing quality, anonymous feedback.

  • Gift a membership: Purchase a membership to support our fund and programming. Gift to a founder of your choice, or donate the membership to scholarship program. Purchase a membership here.

 

Ready to get involved & invest in women? Connect with us at hello@foundersfund.ca