Transformational Change for Women-led Business

Applications are for this program are currently closed

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

Three streams mean that you get information tailored to your business stage and sector:


Just getting started · Focused on local/regional markets

This stream is hosted by the Business Centre Guelph Wellington, with over 20 years of experience in starting and growing local small business


Existing businesses in STEM, agri-Innovation, cleantech & manufacturing sectors ·  Growth and/or export oriented

This stream is hosted by Innovation Guelph, fostering innovation in Guelph since 2010, specializing in high-potential startups and small to medium-sized enterprises ready to scale.


Just getting started · Local or global markets · Committed to both profit and purpose

This stream is hosted by GreenHouse; a community for innovators who want to create social and environmental change and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre

Here’s how it works:

Infographic showing the steps involved in the Rhyze Ventures program

Here’s how it works:

Infographic showing the steps involved in the Rhyze Ventures program

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 supporting your business and personal development

  • Access to industry specialists and experts 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

Our first cohort begins in January 2020
Apply now to be a part of this exciting program!

Applications are closed

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