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woman standing in EPICentreThe EPIC VentureWomen program gives participants tools and knowledge they need to break down barriers to business.

Program aims at more inclusive entrepreneur ecosystem

A program designed to help women overcome the systemic barriers they face in entrepreneurship is accepting applications until Sept. 24 for its next four-month term.

The Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovations Centre (EPICentre) provides participants in its VentureWomen program with skills, competencies, and know-how on a wide range of topics, says director Wen Teoh.

“We kicked off our first cohort of the EPIC VentureWomen program this past February and it was a huge success,” Teoh says. “The EPICentre team wants all future female leaders to realize their full potential by gaining the tools and knowledge needed to break down barriers and made a real impact within our community.”

The program is valued at over $7,500 and is free to all participants. Find more information, including benefits and eligibility, at