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ELLA - Express

ELLA Express

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ELLA Express is an asynchronous program designed to support women entrepreneurs in the pre –revenue/early stage. The program equips 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 receive expert feedback on their pitches. After completing the program, participants should understand why customers need their product or service.

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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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Entrepreneurship Education

Through our curated workshops, you will get the get the foundational knowledge you need to build a robust business from a validated idea.

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Embark on a journey at your own rhythm with our self-paced online course, where learning meets flexibility, and you set the pace for your entrepreneurship adventure.


Applications open:

All year round

Application process

Step: One

Applications are accepted ongoing basis, apply here

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

Step: Two

Join our virtual course to unlock the core concepts to validate your business idea.

Program eligibility

  • You are a woman entrepreneur, and you are about to launch your business, or you have recently launched your business
  • 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 completing the 6 modules in our online course

Frequently asked

For any questions related to our 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 validate their business idea and gain the foundational knowledge they need to build a business.


Registration for ELLA Express is now open.


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