Women’s Equity Lab Atlantic Investment group launches 2nd fund to boost investment in Women-Led Businesses

July 2024 — The Women’s Equity Lab Atlantic Investment Group (WEL Atlantic) is proud to announce the launch of its 2nd fund to continue its mission to support women-led businesses and build the community of female investors. With an impressive growth in Limited Partners (LPs) WEL Atlantic’s 2nd fund has 50 women investors. WEL Atlantic…

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Island Women in Science and Technology Launches Inaugural Scholarship Program with Support from Women’s Equity Lab

June 13, 2024 – In a groundbreaking move to foster diversity and empower women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Island Women in Science and Technology (iWIST) is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural scholarship program. This initiative, launched this month, is made possible through the generous support of…

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Women’s Equity Lab Toronto Fund 3 Closes Initial Round of Fundraising

Women’s Equity Lab Toronto has closed an initial round of fundraising for Fund III. Launched in 2017 as a non-profit organization, Victoria, BC-based Women’s Equity Lab has spun off 16 funds, including 9 in BC (Victoria & Vancouver), 3 in Ontario (Toronto) and 1 each in Manitoba and Atlantic region, and 2 Venture Capital Corporations…

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Empowering Women-Led Social Impact Businesses: Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Partners with BDC’s $100M Thrive Lab to Co-Invest Alongside 25 Canadian Partners.

Empowering Women-Led Social Impact Businesses: Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Partners with BDC’s $100M Thrive Lab to Co-Invest Alongside 25 Canadian Partners. Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) is excited to be one of the 25 partners collaborating with BDC’s $100M Thrive Lab to support women-led social impact businesses. This initiative’s first phase will co-invest, alongside partners from…

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Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Atlantic fuels innovation with investments in three women-led businesses in just six months and more to come.

St. John’s, September 14th, 2023 – In just six short months since its inception, the WEL Atlantic angel fund has already made investments in three promising women-led businesses within the Atlantic provinces. Founded with a mission to address the chronic and systemic underrepresentation of women in early stage investing, WEL has created opportunities for both…

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Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Manitoba secures provincial exemption order from The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) to permit non-accredited investors to join early-stage venture fund

June 23, 2023 – An innovative concept has resulted in the province’s first hybrid early-stage all-female investment fund, allowing non-accredited investors to join the angel investment ecosystem and participate and learn alongside accredited investors. “We commend The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) for their leadership in working with WEL MB to provide the opportunity for more…

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Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) Manitoba Early-Stage Venture Fund Now Investing in Women-Led businesses in the Prairies

March 23, 2023 –  WEL Manitoba brings together a network of accredited women investors from across the province providing hands-on investment education and networking to its members and access to new capital for female founders at the pre-seed and seed stage on the Canadian prairies. “We’ve been working over the past year to bring together…

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Women’s Equity Lab Toronto (WEL) early stage venture fund launches its second fund in 2 years.

March 7, 2023 – WEL Toronto launched its second fund in February – bringing together 50 women investors from the GTA to pool their capital to invest in early stage Canadian businesses. WEL Fund 2 follows the debut Toronto fund launched in 2021. WEL is an investing and learning platform where a group of 40-50…

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Two new Women’s Equity Lab (WEL) early stage venture funds launch across North America

March 2, 2023 – Canada’s First All-Female Angel Fund Network expands in Atlantic Canada, Silicon Valley, US and Manitoba. In an effort to support a growing number of women seeking education, opportunities and involvement as angel investors across North America, new WEL investment groups have launched in Atlantic Canada and Silicon Valley. Each is led…

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Women’s Equity Lab Celebrates International Women’s Day with National Hire, as new Toronto Investment Group takes off

Victoria, British Columbia March 8, 2022 – Women’s Equity Lab (“WEL”) is pleased to announce that after an extensive search, Glynnis Vaughan has joined the organization as the new National Program Manager. Glynnis will focus on leveraging opportunities to manage the rapid expansion of WEL Investment Groups across North America. Glynnis’ position was funded by a federal government grant…

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