Transformational Change for Women-led Business

Applications for this program will open April 15, 2020

Have questions about Rhyze Ventures?

Register for one our online information sessions:

Session 1
April 15, 4pm – 6pm


Session 2
April 28, 5pm – 7pm


Session 3
May 21, 10am – 12pm


Session 4
May 21, 5pm – 7pm


Push your leadership and your business to the next level

Rhyze Ventures is a custom-designed program created by women entrepreneurs, for women entrepreneurs. We have crafted a balance of in-class learning, practical hands-on project work, mentorship, and peer-to-peer networking to address your biggest business challenges, push your boundaries, and see you through to implementation.

“With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.”

Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur, Producer and Philanthropist

Successful applicants are placed into one of our three streams that best suits their business type, sector, challenges, and goals:


  • New and established businesses
  • Focused on local/regional markets.
  • Growing or refining your product or service
  • Service or product focused
  • This stream is hosted by the Business Centre Guelph Wellington, with over 20 years of experience in starting and growing local small businesses


  • New and established businesses
  • Focused on STEM, Agri-Innovation & Cleantech sectors
  • Growth and/or export-oriented
  • Service or product focused
  • This stream is hosted by Innovation Guelph; fostering innovation in Guelph since 2011, specializing in high-potential startups and small to medium-sized enterprises ready to scale.


  • New and established businesses
  • Local, regional, or global markets
  • Committed to using business to solve social or environmental problems
  • This stream is hosted by the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, which has helped businesses grow in Waterloo Region since 2005 and supported by GreenHouse, a community for innovators who want to create social and environmental change

Facilitated classes led by industry and research specialists covering the psychology of success, leadership skills, marketing, accessing capital, finance, decision making, operations, negotiation, conflict resolution and more!

Here’s how it works:

Here’s how it works:

Course Dates and Locations:

Course Dates and Locations:

Here’s what you can expect from the program:

  • Classes lead by carefully selected subject matter experts and seasoned business leaders

  • One-on-one support from a carefully matched mentor invested in assisting with your personal development

  • Hands-on project work with industry specialists to help you develop and implement a tailor-made project to move your business forward

  • Building networks with like-minded women, who are up to big things in this world, that can last a lifetime

  • The chance to pitch for cash awards from $5,000 – $25,000

The next cohort will run from October 2020 to June 2021. Apply online from April 15 to May 31, 2020

Applications open April 15, 2020

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