Participant services

Choosing the Let’s Start Up Program is also being part of the Let’s Start Up community! The Lise Watier Foundation is committed to providing long-term support, notably by offering various services to the graduates of the program.

Many services are offered to Let’s Start Up participants and graduates

THE CONCORDIA SPREADING YOUR WINGS GRANT

A $5,000 grant designed to support participants and graduates of the Let’s Start Up Program who have started their own business

Are you a graduate of the Let’s Start Up program or in the process of completing the program? The Concordia Spreading your wings grant is for you!

The next application period will be in June. Stay tuned!

AN OFFER FROM THE NATIONAL BANK

Open a business account and receive a cashback of $350* !​

To take advantage of the offer, contact Marielle Boyer at mboyer@fondlisewatier.wpengine.com

*The benefits granted under this offer may not be transferred, accumulated or combined with any other National Bank financial packages, promotional offers or benefits, and are not retroactive. The offer may be modified, extended or withdrawn at any time, without prior notice, at any time.

Services for Let's Start Up graduates

THE LET’S START UP PRIZE

A $5,000 grant designed to support participants and graduates of the Let’s Start Up Program who have started their own business

Are you a graduate of the Let’s Start Up program or in the process of completing the program? The Let’s Start Up Prize is for you!

It’s a $5,000 prize awarded to a participant or graduate of the Let’s Start Up program of the Entrepreneurship Path who stands out for her willingness to commit fully to her entrepreneurial project, allowing her to achieve financial independence.

Information session : May 3, 2022, at 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Application period: April 25 to May 31, 2022, at 4 p.m.

THE CONCORDIA-LISE WATIER SPREADING YOUR WINGS GRANT

A $5,000 grant designed to support graduates of the Let’s Start Up Program who have started their own business

The application period is now closed for the 2021 edition. Stay tuned, registration for the 2022 grant will open in June.

Services for Let's Start Up graduates
Services for Let's Start Up graduates

The Let’s Start Up Community

Let’s Start Up graduates are part of this community of dynamic and committed women. They have access to specific training offered by business and entrepreneurship experts and have the opportunity to participate in networking activities and stimulating meetings.

ECOMARIS

The road of possibilities : a transformative sailing trip!

A sailboat, an all-female crew, experienced mentors and a completely unforgettable adventure… All this for free!

The Foundation, in partnership with EcoMaris, offers Let’s Start Up participants the chance to sail for a week on the St. Lawrence Estuary. In the company of inspiring women with various areas of expertise, this experience will allow them to improve their self-confidence through an activity that will take them out of their comfort zone, to develop their skills in order to pursue their professional project and to build a professional support network.

*** THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. ***

PREVIOUS GRANTS

THE BCF LET’S START UP ENTREPRENEURSHIP GRANT

The Lise Watier Foundation is pleased to count on the support of BCF which has financed the first Let’s Start Up Entrepreneurship Grant. Presented during the Let’s Start Up Cocktail on June 14, 2022, this $5,000 grant was awarded to Sarah Faucher, co-founder of the company Les Sans Gaspi, to help her give wings to her business.   

The application period for the next edition of the Let’s Start Up Grant will open in May 2023. Stay tuned! 

Partners of the program

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Support local women today

Do you want to help women take the path to financial independence? Are you convinced that with help and support, women can achieve a transformative professional project that will ensure a better future for them and their children?

Be part of the solution!

” I felt exhausted, so I questioned my future. The program changed my life!  It allowed me to refocus on my needs and visualize where I wanted to go. I met women who gave me confidence and shared their knowledge to help me start my own business.

SONIA

Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship Stream

I am so grateful for the Lise Watier Foundation’s financial aid for studies. Thanks to this support, I have the tools I need to become professionally accomplished and to live again. I am proud of where I am today and I know that my children are too… and you can’t put a price on that.

ANDRÉE-ANNE

Let's Start Up Program, Education Stream

Go ahead, believe in your dreams because anything is possible, really, ANYTHING! Never, at 60, would I have thought it was possible… But thanks to the Let’s Start Up program, I have come out of my shell; I now realize how much potential I have, and I know I will make it. 

SYLVIE

Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship Stream

Sanimax
CDPQ
Fondation J.A. DeSève
RBC
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