Applications open for Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp Sam Trieu July 11, 2014 Startups Are you looking for a way to launch and grow your business idea in Waterloo Region? Through Google for Entrepreneurs #40Forward, Communitech is hosting a two-part Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp focused on validating and efficiently raising your business idea. Applications are now open. Through a mix of core concepts and practical application, you’ll increase your exposure to our local ecosystem and gain a solid foundation for startup success. This two-part bootcamp features: Part I: Ideation (August 19-21) Develop your business idea and home in on a minimum viable product. The three-day session culminates in a pitch practice where teams receive extensive feedback to prepare for the next round – or are sent back to the drawing board. Part II: Building (September 23-25) Tune your business engine with an accelerated introduction to basic finance/accounting, marketing and sales, HR and compliance, legal and insurance. Then, compete for seed funding at the final pitch competition before an all-star panel of judges: First prize $15,000 Second prize $7,000 Third prize $3,000 Is the Women Entrepreneur Bootcamp a fit for you? The bootcamp is for aspiring entrepreneurs who have (a): Technology-based product idea in hardware or software (with potential for IP ownership) Female founding team member(s), who will be the attendee(s) Received less than $100K in funding How to apply What to expect from the application process: 1. Complete the application form before July 25, 2014 2. Short-listed candidates will be contacted by the Women in Technology team to complete a 30-minute interview, including a 10-minute pitch on your business opportunity. 3. All candidates will receive notice of results before Aug. 8, 2014. Questions? For more information, contact Danielle Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.