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ELLA - Altitude

ELLA Altitude

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.

What to expect

You’ve made it this far, now get access to the expert advice you need to fast-track your learning and accelerate your growth. You will be matched with mentors who will work with you to define goals and coach you to achieve them. You will also meet with a leadership coach who help hone your leadership skills. If you need in-depth information on how to overcome a particular challenge, get connected for an individualized conversation with one of our many Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

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Gain access to curated networking opportunities with a vast portfolio of professionals.

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Leadership development

You will also develop the leader in you by gaining access to to expertise you need to develop your growth plan for expansion.

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Growth frameworks

Reach new heights with individualized guidance by working with dedicated growth mentors who provide strategic & tactical guidance for founders to build their growth foundations.

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Milestone driven

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


Applications open

Mid - July, 2023

Applications close

August 14, 2023, 11:59pm


August, 2023

Program kick off day

October 10 , 2023

Demo day

February 25, 2024

Application process

Step: One

Companies apply online via the application form linked below.

If you have any questions about the registration process, email us at ellawomen@yorku.ca

Step: Two

Short-listed candidates invited to interview. 

Step: Three

Candidates finalized.

Program eligibility

  • 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 Canada
  • 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

Frequently asked

Please note that attendance at EIR meetings, Progress Check-ins, Mastermind Sessions, and Leadership sessions is mandatory. However, we understand that sometimes there are extenuating circumstances. If you are not able to make a session, please email us at ellawomen@yorku.ca to let us know.

For any questions related to programming elements, resources, or technical components of the program, please email ellawomen@yorku.ca.

Official ELLA programming is designed for the participants and are facilitated in such a way that creates a safe space for the participants who were accepted into the program; therefore, only officially accepted participants can attend ELLA programming. For any external related events hosted by ELLA and community partners, external guests may attend.


Apply now to receive the tools you need to succeed.


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416-736-2100 ext. 44940