DELIA Fintech Fund Backs Women Entrepreneurs
Meet DELIA, an automated lending platform providing loans up to $15,000 starting at 0% interest with flexible terms for Women-owned and Women-led innovation-driven enterprises located anywhere in Southern Ontario.
A fintech-driven lending platform paired with an online entrepreneurial development initiative – DELIA is focused on prioritizing investment in innovative Women-owned and Women-led enterprises in Southern Ontario. As part of an inclusive and equity-based strategy for economic development and diversification, the objective of DELIA is to ensure under-represented women can successfully start, scale up and expand their innovative high-growth-potential ventures with dedicated financing and strategy services.
In delivering this initiative with the support of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) will support a minimum of 30 businesses.
The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) of the Government of Canada is encoded in DELIA’s fintech-driven lending model developed in partnership with CORL, an award-winning Canadian financial technology firm. Our automated, real-time loan application uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and bank level security in order to streamline funding opportunities. Loans are financed by Northumberland CFDC and provide an easy, online application process and instant pre-approval decisions on commercial loan applications up to $15,000.
DELIA is here to help innovative women entrepreneurs grow their business with automated lending paired with entrepreneurial development.
Along with express access to capital, DELIA participants qualify for entrepreneurial training curated by exceptional partners like Growclass and Singularity University Canada, across advisory services, networking opportunities and skills development. As a “Limited Time Offer”, the next thirty approved DELIA loan recipients will receive: A seat in Growclass, by Sarah Stockdale, Southern Ontario’s premiere eight-week virtual growth marketing course; a Singularity University Canada Leadership Certificate Course and one-on-one strategy consulting for entrepreneurial and business success, plus access to DELIA webinar series. All of this amounts to a total value of more than $10,000!
If your company is located in Southern Ontario, is a Women-owned or Women-led enterprise and is leading innovation in Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-Food, Health/Bio-sciences, Clean Technology, Digital Industries or Resources of the Future – DELIA is a fit! Don’t delay, go to delia.fund and apply now. We are excited to have this opportunity to back exceptional women entrepreneurs and accelerate a new wave of high-growth firms.