Frequently Asked Questions
Please refer to the FAQ list below
We understand that applicants may have questions about the program.
I have no prior business experience, can I still apply?
Yes! Although business experience is an asset, it is not required. The program is open to all refugee women looking to launch their own startups.
How long is the program?
The program has two phases: training and incubation. Training will be held for approximately 6 months, running from September 2022 to February 2023. This will be followed by an incubation period of approximately one year.
Is the program online? Will it require in-person attendance?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions will be held online. There is a possibility that we may conduct in-person training depending on external factors.
If I am not selected for the current cohort, may I reapply for future cohorts?
Yes! Applicants may reapply as long as they still meet the eligibility requirements.
How will the HER Startup team communicate with me throughout the application process?
Our main method of communication for individual applications will be through email. Please monitor your inbox during the application process. All program-wide updates will be communicated through our social media channels and email.
Will there be a French-language program for those that do not speak English?
No. Unfortunately, we are unable to run the program in French, but there are many other organizations doing great work in refugee empowerment. You can find a list of those organizations here.
Have more questions?
Attend one of our information sessions, or contact us today to speak directly with our program coordinators!