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Queen’s University and L-SPARK Launch New Initiative to Accelerate Growth of Women-led Technology Companies in Kingston & Region

Queen’s University and L-SPARK Launch New Initiative to Accelerate Growth of Women-led Technology Companies in Kingston & Region

February 5, 2020

Queen’s University and L-SPARK, an Ottawa-based accelerator, announced the launch of Compass North, a new acceleration program specifically designed for women founders in Kingston and region with posted revenues in a technology sector.

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Federal funding for women entrepreneurs in Kingston

Women entrepreneurs in and around Kingston will receive increased support with the announcement of up to $3.2 million in funding for Queen’s University from FedDev Ontario. The funding, conditional on a signed contribution agreement, will support and strengthen programs and services for women entrepreneurs. Distributed as part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund, the investment will assist Queen’s and its partners to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor, and provide resources to women-led companies in the community

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