SheBoot is a six-week-long Ottawa-based bootcamp that prepares women founders to pitch their business and secure investment.
Together, Capital Angel Network and Invest Ottawa built this bootcamp to help scalable technology and technology-enabled women-led businesses tackle tough challenges like access to capital & access to mentors
1. To help more women founders access capital
2. Have more women investing in startups
Meet the impressive entrepreneurs who, after completing our six week bootcamp, completed in the pitch finale and won a top award!
The SheBoot bootcamp takes place over six weeks. Cohort #3 will run from September 12 until October 24, 2022. If accepted, prepare to commit a minimum of one day per week to the program.
Be ready to rapidly develop skills, build your network, and perfect your business pitch through workshops, mentorship, coaching, etc.
Beyond bootcamp, every cohort graduate benefits from a dedicated coach and ghost board of experts, which means you can anticipate an additional nine months+ of continued support!
The details are to come, but you can count on:
The Capital Angel Network is a group of angel investors committed to building the region’s entrepreneurial community. Get to know their members and be introduced to the network, which extends across and far beyond Ottawa’s ecosystem.
Get matched with a dedicated business coach who will work as your program guide.
Learn from experienced mentors with specialized skills during hands-on sessions.
The curriculum is designed to help you secure investment. Benefit from top tier workshops:
SheBoot is designed and delivered by leading women from across our ecosystem: a collective of seasoned entrepreneurs, angel investors, and all-around success experts. It’s your chance to learn from these high-achieving trailblazers committed to your success. It’s also an opportunity to build your network of peers – fellow entrepreneurs who want to see you succeed.
Is this the program for you?
SheBoot’s six week bootcamp concludes with a celebration and pitch finale. Finalists pitch their business to a panel of investors who select our winners.
The program prepares each founder to compete for a grand prize of $150,000 in equity-based funding. This top prize is an investment made by 20+ women investors in the Capital Angel Network. Although there is a top prize, a second-place winner is also awarded $50,000 in investment.
The top prize money is awarded in the form of a convertible loan.
What is a convertible loan? It’s a short-term debt that converts into equity. The basic terms are:
Final terms will be dependent on your business.
When we use the term ‘women’, we are referring to all individuals who identify as women. This includes women of colour, transgender women, and women with gender-diverse identities including non-binary and gender non-conforming women (as we know that gender is fluid and can change throughout one’s lifetime).
These women have historically and systemically been excluded from many mainstream programs, services, and opportunities. At SheBoot, Invest Ottawa and the Capital Angel Network are making a concerted effort to prioritize equity, access, and inclusion in everything we do.
Our goal is to ensure that anyone who would like to access our programs and services truly feels welcome and supported. We recognize that every founder has unique needs and lived experience, and that, in some cases, we are not currently well equipped to address all of these unique needs.
At SheBoot, we have not yet systematically assessed how we can enhance our programming and advisory to best support gender-diverse founders. As an example, our advisors and program teams have not yet received training to help them address the needs of racialized and gender-diverse founders, however, this is now in process at Invest Ottawa.
Leveraging the diversity of our partners and networks, our internal DEI experts, and our generous, committed community, we will do our best to support the needs of all participants. We welcome all women, non-binary, gender diverse, and non-conforming founders to SheBoot, and are committed to listening, learning, and helping every founder to thrive.
We extend sincere thanks to our strategic partners that help make SheBoot possible.