Children’s art, cold-pressed juice, virtual business administration – what do these businesses have in common? They are all run by talented, local female entrepreneurs who have made it to the final stages of our Rhyze Award competition!

You may remember this past March when we launched our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for The Ignite Award. Renamed The Rhyze Award, this is an opportunity for female entrepreneurs with businesses based in Guelph and Wellington County to get the financial and mentoring boost their company needs.

On March 9th we began crowdfunding for the cash portion of the award, and also opened the application period. After a long and rigorous process, a panel of impartial judges selected the top nine finalists. Over the next six weeks, these finalists will receive coaching to prepare their pitches – because on September 21st, we are hosting the final phase and award ceremony for The Rhyze Award!

The nine finalists include:

Attic Gold

Blue Ocean Office Supplies

Children’s Art Factory

Community Acupuncture

Fred & Bean

FLOW Office Wisdom

it just happens

La Cucina di Natalina

[RE]fresh Juice

It’s going to be an exciting evening, showcasing the work of some of the best female entrepreneurs in our community. Join us on September 21st at the Arboretum to hear the pitches, meet the contestants and watch the results!

Click here to RSVP.