I first heard about the Lead to Win program while I was a graduate student at Carleton University. Professor Tony Bailetti used the program as an example of what being a serial entrepreneur meant. He talked about a group of people who had been part of lay offs during the burst of the tech bubble and who got tired of waiting around for their next job. They took action and decided to create their own jobs. The results were outstanding! The first class of the Lead to Win program (2002) created over 50 business in the national capital region, raised over 90M in VC money and created over 300 full time technology jobs.
You can imagine my excitement when our friend Natasha D’Souza approached us with the news of Lead to Win for Women (LTW-W).
LTW-W provides women entrepreneurs with resources and expertise essential to business prosperity and success. LTW-W supports women founders at any stage of entrepreneurship who share a common goal to build a business with significant growth potential. There is an opportunity for women to learn, access critical resources, and network with like-minded entrepreneurs and successful business owners. LTW-W aim is to be a catalyst for growth for Canadian women entrepreneurs. LTW-W is unique and will have a positive impact on the success of women owned business in the National Capital Region and Canada.
Is Lead To Win for Women Right for You?
Do you have a great idea, but don’t know how to turn it into a business? Do you already have a business, but growth is stagnating? Are you interested in attending an intensive free bootcamp that will help you set business goals and achieve them?
Want to help LTW-W reach their goal of making Canada the best place for women to launch and grow their businesses? If this sounds like something you need to be a part of, you can start by attending the info session at the Code Factory on September 30, 2011 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Then you can apply at http://ltw-women.ca/info
Good Luck! And make sure to let us know how it goes.