WHO WE ARE
The Big Push is a Toronto-based business accelerator that gets early stage, female-founded technology companies investment ready using an equity-for-service model. The Big Push provides hands-on services, support, and resources to female founders through a collective of female senior executives with expertise across key practice areas spanning finance, design, law, research, sales, public relations, and marketing. In addition, The Big Push gives female founders a familiar, supportive environment where they can connect with other professional women who can provide personal perspectives, advice, and support. The program spans 4-6 months and serves female entrepreneurs throughout the Toronto-Kitchener-Waterloo corridor. The Big Push also provide select opportunities for investment and follow-on funding.
MEET THE FOUNDING TEAM
We bring a unique perspective to projects and businesses through our diverse backgrounds and talents.
We have individual skill sets that cover the end-to-end needs of a growing startup — from content marketing, graphic design, digital marketing, film, technology, business development, finance, legal, HR and fundraising.
We work side-by-side with you to position your startup for market penetration, customer growth and capital financing. Your success is our success.
THE BIG PUSH
The Big Push is a 4-6 month equity-for-service program that identifies the business challenges of your startup and puts together an in-depth project roadmap and scheduling of talent to help execute on your goals.
We provide follow-on support in the form of HR talent sourcing, fund-raising, health and wellness facilitation, legal, pitch refinement, advisor and board recommendations.
We get you Series A ready by working to ensure you achieve the metrics, progress and traction needed and help you leverage our network when the time is ripe.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
Unlike other accelerators, we don’t just mentor you, we work side-by-side to help you get the job done and achieve your goals.
SHIFT IN FOCUS
We let you focus on your core business and take a break from the hours it takes to fundraise and scout for new talent.
DIVERSE TALENT POOL
Our top tier female professionals cover the end-to-end needs of a startup – from legal to design, fundraising to marketing, sales to data science.
With over 15+ years in their chosen fields, our team of professionals have a wide network of contacts and can make the proper introductions when the time is right.
EQUITY FOR SERVICE
We know how taxing it is to outlay cash for resources at this stage. That’s why we align ourselves with the goals and results of your startup by focusing primarily on equity based compensation.
As women we have a unique perspective and life experience that we bring to projects and businesses. We also understand the challenges women founders experience navigating the male-dominated startup ecosystem.
- A female founder or co-founder out to solve a big problem?
- Have a working prototype or product in the market?
- Have demonstrated interest in your product or service? (>10K Revenue)
- Have a team of two or more
- Approaching your first seed financing round?
- Spend most of your time fundraising and less time on your core business?
- Have limited resources and expertise among your team?
- Have limited funds to get you to your next milestone?
We’re looking for extraordinary women to join our accelerator and help us reshape the startup landscape. Scroll below to see the fields of expertise we’re looking for.
Do you have the following expertise?
- Content Strategy
- PR Marketing
- Social Media
- Digital Marketing
- Graphic Design
- Brand Marketing
- Web Development
- Finance / Accounting
- Human Resources
- Business Development
- Data Science