A Lean Start-up for Women, by Women

Stage: Ideation
Industry: Industry-agnostic

Entrepreneurial Women Lean Startup

This program is designed to train, educate, and empower women innovators that are looking to transform their idea into a viable startup concept, while navigating challenges that are unique to women founders.

Key learnings

  • Why some startups fail, and others succeed: stages, pitfalls and best-practices
  • Understanding your market and what matters to customers
  • Identifying your problem and designing your solution
  • Articulating your value proposition
  • Developing your market outreach strategy
  • Funding an innovative venture & defining KPIs
  • Iterating your business model and drafting a business plan

Program format

Program Dates: April 30th - June 18th 2024

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Hybrid program: sessions will be virtual and in-person at the Dobson Centre to accommodate our global network of speakers and mentors.

Who is this program for? ​

  • You identify as a woman and are affiliated with McGill e.g., student, faculty, staff or alumni (graduated within the last 10 years).
  • Your startup table is made up of 50% or more women founders.
  • You are working towards validating your concept, creating a business plan, and launching your startup.
  • You, or at least one of your co-founders, has technical expertise, and can build your business upon a technology, science, or idea that is significantly or radically disruptive.
  • Your team is composed of multi-disciplinary professionals (including learners or graduates).
  • You can commit to attending all the workshops and executing the project work (required to maintain your participation in the program)

Have questions about the program?

Email us at dobson.mgmt [at] mcgill.ca for more information.

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