Ready to start your business and build the foundation for a successful company?

Introducing the Launchpad for Women Entrepreneurs, delivered by DMZ in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Toronto, a dynamic program designed exclusively for women entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds and industries. Gain the knowledge, skills, and resources to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey, and tap into connections to mentors and a community that will help you propel your business forward.

Who it's for

Aspiring and ideation-stage women entrepreneurs in any industry looking to launch and grow a successful business.

How it works

Complete Launchpad by joining live, guided sessions offered both virtually and in-person at locations in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, or work through on-demand learning content at your own pace! Launchpad has two phases – begin at the phase that makes sense for your experience level and stage of business.

Phase 1: Setting the stage

This phase is for you if you are just starting to think about entrepreneurship or have an early-stage business idea. Topics covered include:

  • Entrepreneurship 101

  • Leadership Essentials

  • Developing Problem Statements

  • Business Models

  • Customer Discovery

  • Goal Setting

Phase 2: Building your foundation

This phase is for you if you have a business idea and have developed the basics of your product or service. Topics covered include:

  • Pitch Coaching

  • Legal 101

  • Finance Planning

  • Sales Funnel

  • Marketing Strategy

  • Go-To-Market Strategy

How to get started

Getting started is easy – follow the pathway that works for you:

Program supporters

Thank you to our program delivery partner, the YMCA of Greater Toronto, for making the Launchpad for Women Entrepreneurs possible.

Funding support provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.


For questions about the Launchpad for Women Entrepreneurs program, please reach out to us here.