Virtual Incubation Program January 2021

Virtual Incubation Program January 2021

Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) is a program designed for women by women. It covers several different modules through one-on-one coaching. The purpose is to guide women entrepreneurs through different areas of their businesses and encourage them to talk through what they would like to accomplish.

Our 2nd cohort of the Startup Women Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) successfully completed all sessions last week. This time around we decided to run it a bit differently. Instead of having a session with each participant once a week for 5 weeks like we did last time, we decided to run this cohort bootcamp style with one session per day with all out participants at once. Of course this added more pressure, but also more excitement!

The sessions took our participants on a journey of discovery as they were guided by our facilitators though various aspects of their businesses. The first session was Hack My Business, where each business was “hacked” to pinpoint exactly the “what”, “how”, and “why” of the business. It was also an opportunity to brainstorm each one's “pain points” as business women.

The rest of the week consisted of business modeling, social media tips,creating presentations, and of course pitching and investment, which is a particularly exciting session as these amazing women learn to pitch their businesses to investors.

It was through hard work and determination from both facilitators and participants that this week was such a success. We want to thank our facilitators from the broader RLabs staff for being so willing to assist the team. A huge thank you and congratulations to our 5 participants and pushing through and completing the program. We are proud of you and cannot wait to see what you do next.

The awesome women entrepreneurs who completed this Virtual Incubation Program:

Denielle Dicks -Bell’s Kitchen

Wilhelmina Andrews-Sheldon – WSperfumes

Kauthar Layloo – The Kitchen Cartel (previously Al-Kauthar Halaal Foods)

Celeste Du Plessis – Blissfull Events

Shaudaa Samuels – Udaa Beauty