About Rhyze2019-10-24T16:35:40+00:00

Rhyze cultivates entrepreneurial spirit of women in Guelph and Wellington County

Rhyze cultivates entrepreneurial spirit of women in Guelph and Wellington County

This collaborative initiative provides learning, mentorship and networking opportunities to help women build financial capital, business skills, peer networks and confidence. Rhyze is currently developing programming to support women, no matter their career path or stage.

All Rhyze programming is inclusive and includes women and those who identify as women.

About our Name

Rhyze is inspired by the rhizome, a root system that some plants use to grow. While the roots of most plants generally point downward, the rhizome grows horizontally underground. The rhizome sends shoots up from its nodes, growing what appear to be many separate plants. These seemingly unrelated individual plants are actually all connected through a system that’s not immediately visible to the eye. Rhizomes are resilient and determined: just like women. We know you’ll agree that this metaphor is a fitting description of the mission and vision for Rhyze.

Rhyze programming

The Rhyze Award
The Rhyze Ventures program combines learning, doing and targeted, hands-on expertise to help Ontario’s women-led businesses thrive.
The Rhyze Award
The Rhyze Up! national accelerator helps women-founded or co-founded small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) scale-up.
The Rhyze Award
The Rhyze Award is an annual award that provides funding and mentorship local female entrepreneurs.
The Rhyze Award
Rhyze On the Road is a new program for local youth with the goal of strengthening leadership, self care and confidence.
The Rhyze Award
(Past programming)
The Rhyze Project engaged over 300 women in critical research to help identify, design and develop resources for female entrepreneurs that were missing in Guelph and Wellington County.
This work laid the foundation for our current Rhyze programming.

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Follow @therhyzeproject for project updates, events and entrepreneurial news!

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Rhyze is made possible through funding from:

Status of Women
The Trillium Foundation
Miller Thomson Lawyers/Avocats

And Founding Sponsor:

Meridian Credit Union