WE-CAN Virtual Cafe: Finding and Securing Funding during COVID-19


Wednesday September 23, 2020
6:00 am - 7:00 am


Virtual Workshop
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About this Event

Welcome to the third edition of the WE-CAN Virtual Cafe for Women Entrepreneurs!

The WE-CAN Virtual Cafe is an online discussion group to share thoughts, ideas, tools and solutions as we build a positive community of women entrepreneurs in the greater Kingston region (and beyond).

Join us for our third session on Wednesday, September 23rd at 10 a.m. (EST) where we'll discuss the question “How can women entrepreneurs find and secure funding during COVID-19?"

We’d love to hear YOUR thoughts and ideas on this specific challenge.

During this one-hour session, we’ll explore the following:

  • What new funding opportunities have you uncovered during COVID-19?
  • What role do alternate forms of funding played in your business?
  • Do you have any tips when it comes to applying for funding?
  • Are there any funding application mistakes you've made that we can all learn from?
  • How have you reallocated resources to meet the challenges of this particular time?

Reminder: This is not a sales forum, so please avoid promoting your own business and services during the Virtual Café. At the same time, we welcome your expertise, insights and ideas.

NOTE: Attendees will be emailed a Zoom link to the online session by separate email prior to the event.


The WE-CAN Project is led by Queen’s University and supported by the Government of Canada. Its mission is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures.

The Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is providing $3.2 million for Queen’s University to design and deliver programs and services to accelerate, train, mentor and provide resources to women entrepreneurs and women-led companies in the community.

The focus of the WES strategy is to provide support to women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.