As part of Innovation Guelph’s commitment to support women entrepreneurs, the Rhyze Up! national accelerator addresses the unique aspects of women-founded or co-founded companies. The program builds upon our prior successful Rhyze women’s programming and has been tailored to help you identify an effective path to scaling up!

Through this program, IG offers the greatest acceleration for women-founded SMEs across Canada who are ready to advance their businesses!

As part of Innovation Guelph’s commitment to support women entrepreneurs, the Rhyze Up! national accelerator addresses the unique aspects of women-founded or co-founded companies. The program builds upon our prior successful Rhyze women’s programming and has been tailored to help you identify an effective path to scaling up!

Through this program, IG offers the greatest acceleration for women-founded SMEs across Canada who are ready to advance their businesses!

Are You Eligible?

If your Canadian company is scalable, women-led or co-founded, and generating a minimum of $200,000, you can qualify for this program. 

What’s in it for you?

Companies will receive over $6,500 in support for business scale-up services. Support includes six one-on-one leadership coaching sessions over a three-month period, along with one virtual (remote) education event. 

The program includes a two-phased approach with a deep-dive into your business and access to project funding. 

Discovery Phase

You’ll receive up to 15 hours of mentorship to help you to identify your company’s options for growth. 


COST: FREE for a select group of qualified SMEs. (OVER A $2,000 VALUE) 

Traction Phase

In the second phase, you will work with an IG industry specialist(s) on project execution to accelerate your company through the biggest challenges identified in the Discoveryphase.  


COST: Client pays 25 per cent of project fee. Up to $4500 in subsidy available for approved projects.

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This program is supported in part by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)