FIFTH WAVE LABS: COHORT 2 APPLICATION

Welcome Fifth Wave Lab Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the Fifth Wave Initiative.

As Canada's first feminist business accelerator initiative in the digital space, a women-led team of mentors, entrepreneurs, facilitators and experts, have designed Fifth Wave Labs for woman-owned enterprises and will help guide the four-month journey.

CFC Media Lab is committed to empowering and supporting diverse women/womxn entrepreneurs within the Digital Media industry, and we recognize that increasing the diversity of our community supports this objective. With that aim, we are dedicating Cohort 2 of Fifth Wave Labs to Black, Indigenous and Women of Colour entrepreneurs and are excited to announce that up to nine founders/companies will have access to a $20,000 Service Boost fund* to help evolve and grow their digital media business. 

    Applications for Cohort 2 are open now through the end of October.

     

    *Service Boost funds will be distributed to third-party services only. Payments cannot be made directly to Cohort 2 participants. Each Service Boost can be valued at up to $20,000 CAD for third-party services, inclusive of taxes.


    Participant selection for Fifth Wave Labs begins with the below application. 
    IMPORTANT DATES
    PLEASE NOTE:
    • All participants in the Fifth Wave Initiative must first apply and be accepted to Fifth Wave Connect, a prerequisite for eligibility for Fifth Wave Labs. FW Connect companies are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
    • If you do not represent a Fifth Wave Connect company, you must apply and be accepted into the Connect program before applying for Fifth Wave Labs. 
    • Latest company presentation or deck will be required with application submission
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered
    • Shortlisted founders will be required to present their companies virtually or by submitted a video presentation, and participate in a live (virtual) Q&A session 
    • All Fifth Wave Labs will take place online on a virtual platform (ie. Zoom or similar)
    • Each annual cohort of Fifth Wave Labs will be announced on our website

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Lab Applications Close: November 29, 2020 @ midnight
    • Shortlisted Applicant Interviews: December 9 - 11, 2020
    • Cohort Announced: Mid-December 2020

    • Lab Session #1: January 13 - 15, 2020
    • Lab Session #2: February 18 - 19, 2021
    • Lab Session #3: March 9 - 11, 2021
    • Lab Session #4: March TBD, 2021
    Accepted cohort participants MUST be present for all dates listed above in order to qualify for consideration. Dates may be subject to change

    ACCESSIBILITY & PRIVACY


    Accessibility Policy

    The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during the application process or any stage of participation in the Program or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodation, please access our Accessibility Policy here or contact Deborah Fallows, CHRO, at dfallows@cfccreates.com. This ensures that the appropriate accommodation are in place before you begin your Program.


    Privacy Policy

    CFC will collect your personal information; to allow us to contact you, for statutory and identification purposes, and as part of our selection process only. Your personal information will be kept in a secure location and access to this information is restricted to persons who require it to fulfill the above functions.  If you require further information please access our Privacy Policy here



    Questions? Please write the CFC Media Lab team at info@fifthwave.ca.

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    SELF IDENTIFICATION
    The Fifth Wave Initiative is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring representation in its community of women/womxn entrepreneurs. We welcome applications from members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We appreciate your cooperation in answering these questions  honestly, and to the best of your ability.

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    SELF IDENTIFICATION
    The Fifth Wave Initiative is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring representation in its community of women/womxn entrepreneurs. We welcome applications from members of the visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We appreciate your cooperation in answering these questions  honestly, and to the best of your ability.

    If you have any questions or suggestions as to how we can improve our request for self-identification, please email info@fifthwave.ca.



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    ATTACHMENTS


    Acceptable file types include: PDF, Powerpoint & Keynote - please limit files to 15MB

    THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION!


    Questions? Please email the CFC Media Lab team at info@fifthwave.ca.