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ELLA Altitude

You’ve been in business for some time now, know your customers inside and out and can see high potential for your business in markets you haven’t been able to reach yet. Now it’s time to set out a robust plan for growth and increase your capacity to scale. Read on to find out how ELLA Altitude can help you to reach new heights.

Take your business to new heights

ELLA Altitude is a 4-month accelerator program designed for women entrepreneurs who are ready to scale their business rapidly.

You’ve made it this far, now get access to the expert advice you need to fast-track your learning and accelerate your growth.

The ELLA Altitude program is the proud recipient of the 2020 Canadian Innovators and Entrepreneurs (CANIE) Award for COVID-19 International Support.

What you’ll receive as a program participant in ELLA Altitude:

Individualized Tailored Advice

Get advice that’s tailored to your specific business needs through a variety of program elements.

Do you want clear advice tailored to your business needs and aspirations? ELLA Altitude offers bi-weekly, one-on-one meetings with an EIR for the duration of the 4-month program. You’ll be matched with an expert that has been in your shoes and has gone where you intend to go. Reach new heights with individualized guidance.

Do you need help from an expert to help you solve a specific problem or deliver on a specific project? You’ll have the opportunity to hire a seasoned professional to help you overcome specific obstacles and have the cost subsidized by ELLA.

Work with our leadership expert on a bi-weekly basis to develop and apply leadership strategies to address issues in your business (ie time management, team communication, stress management, strategic planning and more). This will help you raise your awareness, increase your skills, and ensure you are poised to scale up your business.

In a facilitated peer-to-peer mentoring group, you can brainstorm, ask for input, and connect with other participants. You are not alone on this journey and will have ample opportunity to learn from your peers and work together to create solutions to any challenges that come your way.

Step-by-step Strategic Plan

Through the program, you’ll get access to the expertise you need to develop your growth plan for expansion. You will also be held accountable with progressive milestones to ensure you are on the right track to achieving your growth goals.

“I value how the program is designed to support each individual company with where they are at. It is not a one-size fits all” 

— ELLA Altitude 2021 Alum

A Network of Industry Professionals

Gain access to curated networking opportunities with a vast portfolio of professionals. Grow your network of contacts for present and future needs so you always have somewhere to turn for reliable answers. Connect with peers to broaden your scope of resources even further and build on this valuable asset for years to come.

You are eligible to apply for ELLA Altitude if:

  • You are a woman entrepreneur with at least 50% ownership of a registered business, non-profit or social enterprise, and you are working full-time on your venture
  • Your business earns at least $200,000 in revenues annually*
  • You have significant traction in your industry and are ready to scale your business to new heights
  • Your business is located in Southern Ontario (between Ottawa and Windsor) 
  • You are open to change, looking to step out of your comfort zone and willing to give back to the ELLA community in some way

*special considerations made for non-profit organizations and social enterprises

Mastermind Sessions

Gain the support of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs!

“The sessions feel very intimate and allow us to focus, not just on challenges in the business, but also those events in our personal lives that are impacting our day to day.”

ELLA Altitude 2020 Alum

Program Timeline

Applications Open

May 24, 2022

Applications Close

July 10, 2022

Candidates Notified

August 2022

Orientation & Launch

October 4, 2022

(Winter Holiday Program Break - 2 Weeks)

Program Concludes

January 27, 2023

Applications for the 2022 cohort are now closed. To learn about our next intake for the Altitude program, please sign up for our newsletter.

If ELLA Altitude is not the right fit for you, please check out ELLA Express and ELLA Ascend programming. Get access to the same vast community of experts and entrepreneurs to help scale your business and find the learning & resources tailored to your needs.

ELLA is for everyone

ELLA is committed to building a diverse program and supporting:

Women of different racial or ethnic backgrounds

Indigenous Peoples

Women of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity

Differently-abled and/or neuro-diverse women

Immigrants and newcomers

Underrepresented age groups in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

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