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ELLA - Express

ELLA Express

ELLA Express is an asynchronous program designed to support women entrepreneurs in the pre –revenue/early stage. The program helps build a solid foundation for growth by equipping founders with essential tools, skills and knowledge required to make smart decisions from the start.

What to expect

Participants gain access to 6 workshops including Business model, Marketing Fundamentals, developing a Sales Funnel, Operations & Finance, Pitching your Venture, and Website Optimization. Founders will also have the option of booking office hours with experts.

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ELLA gives you access to an inclusive community of women entrepreneurs who span across many backgrounds, industries, and specializations. Connect with your peers through networking events to form invaluable partnerships and broaden your network for years to come.

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Leadership development

Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to grow your business.

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Growth frameworks

Through the workshops and office hours, you will have the opportunity to receive expert advice about how to build a strong foundation for your business growth.

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Milestone driven

Master the skills you need to successfully elevate your business and reach new milestones in your business journey.


Applications open

June 1, 2023

Application process

Step: One

Applications are accepted on going basis, apply here

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

Step: Two

Join our virtual workshop to unlock the ultimate resources for business development and growth.

Program eligibility

  • You are a woman entrepreneur, and you are about to launch your business, or you have launched your business recently and want to scale
  • Your business is located in Canada 
  • You are open to change and looking to step out of your comfort zone
  • You can commit fully to the requirements of an intensive accelerator program

Frequently asked

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

The program is open to women-identifying entrepreneurs who are at a pre-revenue/early stage and want to build a strong foundation for their business.


Registration for ELLA Express is now open.


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Contact us

For more information, please contact us at
416-736-2100 ext. 44940