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RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator 2024-2026

RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator 2024-2026

Applications are now open for the RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator 2024-2026. To address the world’s climate challenges, we require more than just good ideas.

To have a meaningful impact, we need a diverse range of perspectives. This means that women and people from underrepresented communities must be more involved in the solution than ever before.

The RBC Women in Cleantech (WIC) Accelerator, powered by MaRS, is a part of the solution.

The RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator selects 7-10 outstanding female entrepreneurs for a two-year program aimed at transforming their breakthrough ideas into market-ready cleantech products with global impact.

The program is guided by principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and as well as a commitment to the planet.

Program Objectives

The RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator has five main objectives:

  • Seek out the most-promising women entrepreneurs, representative of Canada’s strong diversity.
  • Enable their dedication to the mission.
  • Establish a community of women founders to share resources, advice and support, and celebrate successes and overcome challenges.
  • Support success through mentorship, educational programming and access to market intelligence.
  • Make timely connections to investors and corporate partners.


  • A leading business advisor with deep sector knowledge helps build your business and develop your product.
  • Potential opportunity to work with a federal government lab facility that is matched to your specific R&D needs.
  • Significantly enhanced profile through the RBC Women in Cleantech brand, including press releases and cleantech industry events.
  • A curated curriculum designed in collaboration with MaRS subject-matter experts and program alumni, with the goal of helping your company gain an edge in hard-to-crack markets.
  • Introductions to domestic and international investors and corporations.
  • Access to mentor networks through investor showcases and curated events with influential women business leaders and industry experts.
  • Opportunity to build relationships with fellow ventures and accelerator alumni.
  • Potential to participate in the Canadian Tech Accelerators program(s) organized by Global Affairs Canada (Trade Commissioner Service) to introduce you to opportunities in key U.S. markets.
  • Access to market intelligence, capital, talent and communications services offered through MaRS.


  • Open to woman-identifying and/or non-binary leaders who are working to commercialize a cleantech innovation with potential for global impact.
  • You are the leader of a business that is registered as a Canadian corporation.
  • You are looking to join a two-year intensive program to help accelerate the growth of your company.


Applications are now open, and will close July 19, 2024 (11:59pm EST).

For more information, visit RBC Women in Cleantech Accelerator.

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