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Cleantech Commons partners with StrikeUP to support women entrepreneurs

StrikeUP provides a forum for growth, mentorship and financing for women entrepreneurs.

Cleantech Commons is proud to partner with StrikeUP to provide a forum for growth, mentorship and financing for women entrepreneurs.

With our vision of becoming Canada’s leading hub for green technology collaboration, discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship, Cleantech Commons at Trent University is working to inspire young women entrepreneurs of tomorrow through our partnership with StrikeUp 2023.

The goal of StrikeUP 2023 is to advance women’s economic empowerment, grow the number of women-owned Canadian businesses, build capacity within the entrepreneurship ecosystem, and close gaps in service and support for women entrepreneurs. Register for free here!

As part of a suite of value-adding services, Cleantech Commons provides aspiring entrepreneurs with access to mentorship, funding opportunities, business expertise and networks, collaborative co-working spaces, and shared labs, as well as commercialization expertise for researchers,” says Martin Yuill, Cleantech Commons executive director.

StrikeUP provides an exceptional opportunity for student entrepreneurs to learn from the very best, develop their skills, and network with like-minded individuals. We are delighted to support this initiative.”

A key focus of Cleantech Commons is supporting current and aspiring women entrepreneurs in the fast-growing global clean technology sector.

These are the entrepreneurs who will help move us closer to a net-zero future and will generate sustainable high-value cleantech jobs and high-impact cleantech businesses for our region,” Yuill says.

The theme of StrikeUP 2023 is ‘Growing Forward’ – supporting women entrepreneurs through critical milestones in their entrepreneurial journey.

Featured speakers include:


Attendees will gain full access to an ecosystem of financing, networking, and professional expertise to help further the growth of their businesses!

From successful business founders to leading experts across the areas of funding, digital adoption, and global exporting, to workshops and networking, StrikeUP allows for an invaluable learning experience and forum to build the skills of women entrepreneurs, placing them at the forefront of leading Canada’s economic recovery.

Register FREE now at All registrants will have FULL access to conference material until December 2023!

The conference will deliver high-energy, inspiring women speakers, who will encourage participants to grow, develop and accelerate their business or business model. It will also provide strategic dialogue featuring Canada’s leading women entrepreneurs and skills development training from industry-leading experts.

The StrikeUP 2023 Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs takes place on March 2, 2023 (from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET). Click here to learn more. Register for free!