Her Idea Story Startup

Less than 10% of venture-backed companies have a female founder


Refugee women face a large number of barriers in their journey to success and empowerment. Our current ecosystem lacks the awareness, engagement, and understanding of the unique refugee woman experience.

3 Simple Steps

1. Eligibility
2. Application Process
3. Apply Now

Applications now open for the September 2022 cohort!

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About us

HER Startup (HomERun Refugee Startup) is the first of its kind entrepreneurial training and funding opportunity for refugee women. It aims to unlock their potential by providing them with the skills and training they need to maintain and operate their own business! This unique program offers not only training, but also incubation, funding, mentorship opportunities, access to top investment organizations and a dedicated business consultant to help refugee women build their own startup and propel them to success.

Program Benefits

The perks of joining the HER Startup program.
Gain access to funding
Develop entrepreneurial skills and learn how to own and operate a business in Canada
Networking opportunities and connections with businesses
Launch successful businesses that will employ refugee women and other visible minorities
Connect with investors

Submit your business idea now!

HER Startup is here to support you, mentor you and provide you with access to the funding and training you need to help your dreams come to life!

Interested in learning more? We invite you to unlock your potential and connect with us!

HER Startup will be hosting a series of information sessions and we are inviting you to join us. Our program is a 6 month intensive training program designed to help give you the skillsets you need to launch and scale your business. If you are a potential candidate, the sessions will provide you with specific details about the program and will allow you to meet the team!


Have an Idea

A viable
business idea

Complete the Application Form

Complete an application form.
One form per person

Submit Resume

Each applicant must
submit a resume

English Proficiency

CLB level is 6 or higher

Refugee Status

Must have arrived to
Canada as a refugee or have refugee status currently


Here are some testimonials from our past program participants.

Unlock your potential and connect with us!