Women in Cleantech Challenge
Have a cleantech idea? Apply for our million dollar challenge!
Only 5% of tech companies in Canada are founded by women. Let's change that!
Who are we looking for?
You are a woman with a cleantech idea
You are looking to build a business
You've got your eye on the prize
Pitch us your cleantech idea and win $1 million!
What you get if you win
Spend the next 2.5 years with $800,000 support to develop your cleantech venture, including:
- $115,000 a year for living expenses and travel
- $300,000 worth of expert advice and support from the MaRS Discovery District
- $250,000 in value for federal labs to work closely with you to test your idea and move it toward commercialization
One Grand Prize Winner
If you win, you will receive $1 million to advance and grow your business
To apply you must be
- A woman
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- The main innovator/individual leading the project
- Deadline to apply: July 13, 2018
- Grand Prize Winner announced: March 2021
- Five Finalists will receive $115,000 a year for 2.5 years for living and travel expenses
- One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1 million to continue building her business