Join Our 2020 Initiative

Started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, we believe it’s never too early or too late to invest in yourself — or to start giving back. We don’t need one company or one person to make a difference. We need thousands.


2020 is the start of a new decade.

Yet so many entrepreneurs are still facing serious barriers to reaching their true potential. What if there was a way for all of us to come together, to create solutions to these big problems? To invest in our own success while also paying it forward?

The Founders Fund is where you can do both.

When you become a member, the fee you pay goes toward the Founders Fund, a pool of money awarded to a group of deserving entrepreneurs each year. When you join us, not only do you gain access to mentorship and resources that will help you grow your business, but you’re coming together with other members to create the real-life opportunities for women-identifying entrepreneurs you want to see in the world.

The time is now — with 2020 around the corner, we’re on a mission to find 2020 entrepreneurs who will say yes to themselves, and pay it forward in the process.

Cool, right?

For a $225 membership fee, you get:

  • monthly mentorship sessions with established entrepreneurs;
  • peer-to-peer mentor matching;
  • a library of digital resources that will help you grow your business;
  • IRL networking and educational events across Canada;
  • and the support of your fellow members and the Founders Fund digital community.

You’ll also have exclusive access to the application process for our funding program, which will open in April 2020. Finalists will receive up to $50,000 in funding — no payback, no equity, just access up to the funding you need to grow your business and take it to the next level.

Are you an entrepreneur looking to pay it forward to our ecosystem? Connect with us.

The Founders Fund has been one of my best experiences so far in applying for funding! I thought I was applying for just another funding application, but I realized that what I had received was so much more - it was community, connection, mentorship and genuine support from The Founders Fund team.”

Yara Kamal, 2019 Finalist

Read more about our 2019 finalists here

Invest in yourself. Pay it forward.

Become a Founders Fund member for access to funding, digital resources and IRL events.