FIFTH WAVE CONNECT APPLICATION

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Thank you for your interest in Fifth Wave Connect

This application is broken down into several sections. Please complete the information on each page, review your information at the end, then submit for consideration.


A Note From the CFC Media Lab:
  • Fifth Wave Connect is part of the Fifth Wave Initiative, a suite of programs designed to supercharge the growth and impact of hundreds of womxn-owned/led enterprises* in southern Ontario's digital media sector, while weaving intersectional feminist ideals of equity and fairness into sustainable and scalable business growth strategies. Fifth Wave endeavours to broaden the meanings of success of value in today's ever-changing business landscape. There are many pathways to venture success!
    *inclusive of trans women and/or underrepresented women
At least 30% of participants will be drawn from underrepresented groups such as: 
women with disabilities, neurodiverse women, women from the LGBTQ2+ community, Indigenous, Black, Asian, and women of colour, women in rural or remote regions, new Canadians, etc.



Eligibility:

Companies are eligible and encouraged to apply to Fifth Wave Connect if they are:

  • Women-owned or women-led digital media enterprises 
  • Located in southern Ontario
  • Content, service or technology-enabled businesses
  • Mid-to-later-stage businesses with a product/service in market
  • Export-ready and/or ready to grow 
  • Be a taxable Canadian corporation, within the meaning of Canada's Income Tax Act (HST number must be registered against the legal business name provided)

Please Note:
  • All fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the application are required
  • Applications will remain editable until submitted, therefore there is no need to start over if you do not complete the application all at once
  • You must click the 'Submit' button at the end of the form to send your application through. 
  • If you DO NOT receive a confirmation email after submitted your application or have trouble submitting due to invalid error messages, please email info@fifthwave.ca to confirm receipt


Documents Requested in this Application:
  • Latest Company Presentation OR Pitch/Investor Deck (optional)
  • Articles of Incorporation (optional)


If you have any questions, please email info@fifthwave.ca



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Note: Business number must be registered against the legal business name provided & verify on the GST/HST Registry Search.

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Thank you for your interest in Fifth Wave!

At this time, the Fifth Wave Initiative is only available to companies located in southern Ontario.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fifthwave.ca  

Online Presence:


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Fifth Wave Connect Applicant






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Self Identification:                                                              



Connection to the Business:




NOTE: only company founders are eligible to participate in the Fifth Wave Initiative


Participating Co-Founder




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Connection to the Business:




NOTE: only company founders are eligible to participate in the Fifth Wave Initiative
Signing Officer



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Company Presentation | Pitch Deck



Acceptable file formats include PDF, PowerPoint and Keynote. Limit file size to 15MB.
If you do not have a recent Company Presentation or Investor/Pitch Deck, please submit responses for each of the following subheadings:
max 140 characters

PLEASE NOTE: In order to remove potential barriers for womxn business owners in the digital media sector who are seriously interested in being part of the Fifth Wave Initiative, incorporation status is no longer an eligibility requirement for acceptance into the Fifth Wave Connect Program.

Acceptable file formats include PDF, PowerPoint and Keynote. Limit file size to 15MB

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THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION!