Helping women-led tech companies access resources to grow and scale.
International Women’s Day is a global opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Across the globe, groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity, and fundraise.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion must be ingrained in every tech company’s values, and it’s important to understand that the three values mean different things. It’s not just important that we have a diverse pipeline of founders: we need to ensure that every organization fosters an equitable and inclusive organization that believes in creating equal opportunity — particularly for underrepresented groups.
ventureLAB is creating an equitable tech ecosystem that enables female founders to scale their business faster. Our vision is to create a more equitable tech sector by reducing unconscious bias and removing barriers for women-led ventures to increase representation and access to capital. One way we do that is through our Tech Undivided initiative, which creates a support ecosystem of resources and networking opportunities for women founders to thrive. The program enables female founders to raise capital to scale and to secure customers to drive revenue growth, leveraging a network of industry experts who are leaders in innovation. We also lead by example: At ventureLAB, we are proudly a merit-based, gender-balanced organization — from our core team and senior management to our board of directors.
Our partner network is comprised of strategically aligned private and public sector organizations that provide coaching for pitch preparation and delivery, and support our companies throughout all stages of the customer acquisition process. Through global events, digital media, signature awards, and consulting, our partners reach a diverse community of professional women and men across Canada and internationally.
Meet the women-led companies that are changing the innovation landscape.
It’s our privilege to spotlight women-led companies in our ecosystem with breakthrough products and services that change Canada’s tech landscape. Learn more about the companies we work with and what drives these founders through these exclusive interviews:
AIH Technology Inc. is an AI computer vision company offering Facial Recognition as a Service (FRaaS) through its facial recognition algorithm.
Alexio Corporation provides affordable enterprise-class cyber-security for smaller networks and users.
Boss Insights provides insights on business borrowers and accelerates lending without taking additional risk.
PurPicks is a network of organic beauty reviews which helps women buy online with confidence.
Retainify Technology Inc. helps companies exchange feedback by tracking employee sentiment in order to proactively identify and address issues.
TakuLabs is the only POS for retail that increases footfall in brick and mortar stores.
TROES Corp. is a Canadian-based, Advanced Battery Energy Storage company, specializing in Intelligent Distributed Energy Storage solutions.
STEM Minds is a STEM content creator and program provider for students in grades K-12, offering in-person and online learning, designed by expert educators and technical professionals.
Veer AI helps small and medium sized e-commerce companies make data-driven decisions.
Hyivy Health is creating the first connected, modular pelvic rehabilitation device for women experiencing symptoms from pelvic cancers and diseases.
Joint App is digitizing immigration by building the digital infrastructure required for modern global immigration – starting with international students within Canada.
Tali is a question-answering virtual assistant that is always available to front-line health care professionals.
Each year, we select over 100 ventures to join our diverse hub of founders. Unlike some accelerators, we take no equity in your company. Founders join small cohort sizes — meaning you get tailored, dedicated guidance to navigate your unique business challenges. At ventureLAB, you’ll find an organization led by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, with real-life experience in building IP-rich companies. By working with ventureLAB, you’ll gain access to our initiatives focused on four pillars critical for any scaling company: raising capital, talent retention, commercializing technology and IP, and customer acquisition. Join us.