The RAISE Collective is offering two programs, designed to enhance the process of raising funds for your business. The collaborative cohort model provides support, connections, and opportunities across Canada for women entrepreneurs raising capital (debt and/or equity). 

Looking to fast track access to the right funding resources

Collaborative Capital Raising Programs for Women Entrepreneurs

Information Sessions

Informational Conference Call
January 3rd, 2018
1:00pm PST / 4:00pm EST

To learn more about our programs, join us for a toll-free informational conference call.


Our unique programs are perfect for female founders or owners who are:

Ready to develop a clear funding roadmap for your business

Excited to access additional support, connections, and resources across Canada in a new model

Preparing to raise capital or currently raising

Seeking collaborative support from other business owners also raising money


To join one of our programs, please take 5 minutes to fill our intake application form. 

Applications will be reviewed between Dec 22nd and Jan 2nd, 2018 and on a rolling basis until seats are filled. 

How to Apply


Get an introduction to capital raising as our team of advisors help you build a clear funding roadmap by accessing debt, equity, or a combination of both.

Prepare to RAISE Program

Experience the fundraising process with a cohort of like-minded peers in a supportive and collaborative environment, while leveraging resources, experience and connections.

WeRAISE Program

Program Details

Who Should Apply: 
Female founders who are actively raising capital and have completed their due diligence process, and ideally raising between $250K - $1M. This program is designed for entrepreneurs seeking to connect with a supportive peer group and team of advisors to champion them through the challenging process of raising capital. Leverage resources, expand connections, and promote each other to RAISE your collective goals.

Launch Date:                       

Sessions begin February 1, 2018, and continue bi-weekly until early May. Specific meeting days of week will be decided by the cohort, but please expect to meet in person every 2 weeks.

Course Details:
WeRAISE is a collaborative cohort model, focused on peer support, and access to opportunities including pitch events, investor meetings, showcase opportunities, shared public relations and more. Our goal is to create a professional, friendly peer support group that our WeRAISE advisors can guide, coach and create opportunities. We’ll turn what can be a lonely and stressful process into a supported, positive and informed capital-raising experience.

$1500 plus GST and 1% of funds raised in program as part of the Fee. (Includes $500 credit to FrontFundr or Spring Activator)


Program Details

Who Should Apply: 
Female founders who are starting to consider raising capital, are Pre-MVP and/or received a loan or completed a family/friends round, but need guidance on next steps

Launch Date: 
January 23, 2018

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1200 Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard Street 

Vancouver, BC

Course Details:

Course content is a partnership between Spring Activator and The RAISE Collective.          

Session 1                     Jan 23 - Capital Raising Fundamentals (in person)
Session 2                     Jan 30 - Due diligence (online / virtual)
Session 3                     Feb 6 -  Pitch practice Clinic (in person)
Session 4                     Feb 13 - Negotiations/ Getting to a close (in person)

All sessions will have a RAISE lead mentor available for follow-on questions and guidance. 


$499 plus GST