Discovery Foundation’s Strategic Mindset Program

From selling online products and services to creating innovations, women entrepreneurs are making waves in the BC tech space! Join us to build your sounding board, learn from an experienced woman in tech and grow your business.

Discovery Foundation’s Strategic Mindset Program, presented by WeBC, is a Peer Mentorship program that unites women entrepreneurs all over BC to build their networks in small groups led by experienced women tech leaders. Using the award-winning WeBC Peer Mentoring model, we use action learning to solve real business problems in real time so you can grow your business!

Who is this for?

This program is designed to support women entrepreneurs in the first five years of business as they build and grow their tech-focused or tech-enabled businesses. Not sure if you’re considered a tech business? See this surprising list of what’s considered ‘tech’ >>>

Julie Angus, Open Ocean Robotics

Program components

Corina Ludwig, Program Mentor
  • Peer Group Mentoring – Join a small group of women entrepreneurs to work with a mentor for nine sessions. Together, you’ll offer feedback and fresh perspectives on each others’ business challenges using a solution-based approach.
  • Leadership webinars
    • Negotiate Naturally: Tips for Women Entrepreneurs – Acquire the skills to negotiate effectively, preserve your integrity and learn how to be yourself to get what you really want.
    • Setting New Goal Posts: Growing Your Business from a Tactical Perspective – Identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and learn how to use them to create strategies to reach your business goals.
    • Strategic Alliances: Business Growth Strategies – Explore new ways to partner up to expand the marketing and/or operational capacity of your business.

Be the First to Know When Intakes Open

We’re delighted to share that WeBC is delivering this program in 2023!

The intake will open May/June 2023. To be the first to know when applications open, please join our mentoring waitlist.

Keep Me in the Loop

“As a tech entrepreneur, my colleagues are almost all male and sometimes the female co-founders go in hiding. Being in an EM3 peer mentoring group normalized being a female tech entrepreneur for me. Hearing our colleagues have the same challenges gave me a sense of normalcy and helped me realize not to take some of my challenges personally. Being in EM3 improved my confidence and helped me move my company forward.”

“The mentor was wonderful. Her thoughtful comments helped every one of us with our specific challenges. The program also connected me to peers with similar challenges that I can go to in every stage of my business.”

“This was a great group of supportive women with diverse backgrounds and a wealth of knowledge to learn from. A no-brainer if you want to grow your business!”

“When I heard about the program, I wondered if I would qualify and if I would even get selected. Although we had lots of experience in the software industry I had very little business experience. Our fledgling company had very little revenue […] I was very discouraged. I wondered if entrepreneurship was for me. I was surprised to get accepted into a group but was still apprehensive—would I be in over my head with this program? WeBC picked a really good group and we got along well. We helped and encouraged each other as we shared our challenges and ideas. […]
As a result of the program, we were able to find higher-value clients and grow our revenue […] More importantly, the program has given me hope and support and new connections in my entrepreneurship journey.”

A partnership of

WeBC and Discovery Foundation logos

WeBC is supported by Pacific Economic Development Canada
The Strategic Mindset program is part of the Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program