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Founders Fund Annual Membership

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Join our Growth Accelerator: Become a Founders Fund member and invest in yourself while investing in women founders. Access mentorship, resources, funding for your business.

Half of every membership is invested directly into a pool of barrier free, non-repayable funding that members can exclusively apply for in the spring.


100% of our programming is digital, built to be accessible regardless of where you live. All you need is a stable wifi or cellular data connection.

Programming for 2021 begins Jan 12th.  Membership Options:

  • 2021 Membership: Onetime payment of $450 (Includes Success Planner!)
  • 2021 Membership for 6 payments of $79/month ($474/year)
  • Option to pay month to month and cancel anytime for $95/month


  • Be a part of a network of over 500+ like minded, women-identifying founders.
  • 6 months of curated group mentor sessions and programming based on your stage of growth: Learn more about our mentors here.
  • 12 months access to recorded mentorship/programming sessions
  • Application for non-repayable funding (To date we have distributed over $100k in funding)
  • 1¬† on 1 access to select, experienced mentors
  • Digital community to directly connect with members
  • Inclusion in our public member directory
  • Access to internal directory with contact information
  • Daily virtual stand ups/checkins over zoom to break isolation, boost creativity¬†and network with other memmbers
  • Website Audit: Industry experts in Ecommerce will audit site and give recommendations for improvements
  • Access to workshops and events outside of regular programming
  • Discounts for events and resources for your business
  • Updates on external funding or other opportunities delivered right to your inbox
  • Social Impact: An opportunity to invest in, and support other women founders.

Free VIP Success Planner Bundle

The first 100 members who purchase an annual membership ($450) will receive a free success VIP bundle ($75 USD Value)  from our partners at Success Planner. Including: 

2021 Success Planner - we are back with our planner with new success mentors and quotes, suggested herbs to support your inner seasons, weekly reminders plus prompts to reflect and align your daily action with your intended outcome. 

Colouring Book: complete with hand-picked mandalas and affirming quotes from Karlyn Percil - a space to reflect and help you meet you where you are.

Self-Reflection Cards: 12 cards designed to meet you where you are, to remind you that you are never alone on this journey. Stick on your favorite mirror or write a quick note on the back for yourself. Or choose a card for a friend and mail it to her, him or they - as a reminder that you are right there with them on this journey called life.

Success Planning Session Hosted by Karlyn Percil: Success Planner Founder, Karlyn Percil, will host a session exclusively for our first 100 members guiding you through how to intentionally and mindfully plan your most powerful year yet through putting the planner principles into  practice.

Learn more about Karlyn Percil, Founder of The Success Planner

Planners will ship in January. Promotion applies to $450.00 annual payment membership only.

Memberships are for founder who:

  • Is struggling to get their business or idea off the ground

  • Has started a business, but could use support

  • Could benefit from experienced mentors

  • Wants to collaborate and connect with other like minded, high impact women.

  • Wants to level up and invest in their growth

  • Wants to apply for grant funding for their business

  • Wants¬†to create impact by paying it forward & investing in other women¬†founders

Programming starts January - June 2021. Group mentorship sessions are broken down into Core Programming and Supplementary Programming:

Core programming includes expertise on the following foundational areas of business:

  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Exporting

Supplementary programming includes expertise on the following complimentary areas of business:

  • Diversity & Inclusion training
  • Mental health for entrepreneurs
  • Money mindset
  • Recovering from failure
  • Preparing for investment & funding
  • Pitching your business¬†

Each topic is delivered weekly, with sessions hosted live and are recorded if there are scheduling conflicts. Members are registered to all sessions based on their stage of growth. Each session is optional, and recordings will be available until January 2022.

  • 2021 Memberships open November for a limited time
  • January 2021 Programming begins
  • June 2021 Programming ends (recordings available until January¬† 2022)
  • April¬† 2021 Funding Applications open
  • June 2021 Funding applications close
  • July 2021 Funding finalists announced

What stage of business should I be in to invest in a membership?

It's never too early or too late to invest in yourself and your business while investing in other founders. Whether your business is in ideation (pre-launch) or your business is well established, accessing our network of experienced mentors and 500+ like minded members across the country will give any founder an opportunity to increase their network and level up.

How much time do I need to commit?

To receive maximum value, we recommend 1-2 hours a week, however, members can participate as much as they are comfortable with.

Supplementary programming (business foundation topics like marketing, finance, legal and operations) run for one hour each week on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays depending on your growth stage, with supplementary programming (leadership, diversity & inclusion, social impact, pitching...etc.) happening each Monday for all growth stages.

We will also be hosting monthly panels and virtual events.

When Does Programming Begin?

  • Programming will begin in January 2021 through June 2021

  • Funding applications will open spring 2021

  • Funding finalists announced summer 2021

  • Note: Funding applications will only be open to members.

Am I eligible to receive funding when applications open? 

To be eligible for funding, your business must:

  • be a Founders Fund Member

  • be at least 50% woman identified and/or underrepresented gender owned

  • be registered as a company (sole proprietor,¬† partnership, corporation or LLC)

  • have been in business for at least 3 months from the time applications open¬†

Every year, your membership will auto-renew and can though can be cancelled for the following year, anytime. Programming for 2021 begins Jan 12th.  Membership Options:

  • 2021 Membership: Onetime payment of $450
  • 2021 Membership for 6 payments of $79/month ($474/year)
  • Option to pay month to month and cancel anytime for $95/month
Refund Policy 
No cancellations or refunds permitted once programming begins. (Jan 12th, 2020)  Please reference our company policies in our FAQ before purchasing. Upon enrolment you are agreeing to the complete purchase price of all 6 months of the membership, split into equal monthly instalments (with the exception of members paying month to month at $95/month). Please reach out to us via email (hello@foundersfund.ca) with any questions prior to purchasing.  $95/month memberships will not be eligible for refund of prior months when switching to the 6 month payment option. You may opt into the 6 month payment option at any time.


"I was feeling stuck and the programming at Founders Fund helped me become a better leader and grow my business."

Cassandra E, Founder of UpTech

"Seeing successful people who look like me, reminds me that I am capable of taking up space and disrupting e-commerce."

-Edo Odozor, Founder of Naij Hair

"I wish this program existed when I started my business."

-Kat Gaskin, Mentor & Founder of The Content Planner

"The first investment I made when I decided to start a business was a Founders’ Fund membership. The community gave me the sense of belonging I needed to get started."

Neria Alward, Founder of Well Rounded Acedemy

Making investing in women accessible to everyone.

Meet our 2020 funding recipients