wmnsWORK Tourism Accelerator September Cohort 2023 Application Form
Thank you for your interest in the wmnsWORK September 2023 Cohort! The goal of wmnsWORK's 12-week program is to support women and non-binary folks in early-stage tourism entrepreneurship, giving them the tools and support they need to get a faster start using 3 pillars - Education, Mentorship, and Support. This application will help us assess your fit with the wmnsWORK program. Please check out our website, www.wmnswork.com, or contact Iris Serbanescu at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
What kind of businesses do we look for?
The program's curriculum is designed for tour operators (inbound/outbound and single/multi-day) and hotels and accommodations providers, but any tourism business who finds value in mentorship, community, and content around early-stage entrepreneurship will benefit.
What's the investment?
The investment for this 12-week virtual program is $3,500 USD. Scholarships may be available for folks who identify as racialized, disabled, and/or LGBTQ2IAS+.
Please check this box before beginning your application.
I acknowledge that this program is not free-of-charge (see more information above)
What's your name?
Pronouns (she/her, they/them, etc,)
What's your email?
Where are you based?
Where is your business headquartered (City, Country)?
What stage of business are you at?
Just brainstorming business ideas, but I know I want to start one
I have my business idea but no formal plan
I have put the wheels in motion and am gaining some traction in my business
I have officially started running my business and making a little bit of revenue
I am running a full-fledged business
Which of the following best describes your business/business idea?
Tour operator (outbound - sending travellers on trips around the world)
Tour operator (inbound - welcoming travellers to your destination)
Are you willing and able to commit 5-6 hours per week to the accelerator programming + homework from mid-September to early December 2023 (12 weeks)?
Do you agree to set an end goal, as well as report on weekly progress during your time in this program?
Tell us about the tourism business you are starting or have already started.
Who is your target market?
What year was your business established (if already up and running)?
What is your tourism industry experience?
None at all - brand new
What are you most excited about when you think about your business being successful?
In what areas do you feel you need the most support?
When did you start making revenue with this business? Write N/A if you've not yet launched your business
Please list links to any press coverage, awards or nominations and dates received given to your startup
Have you been part of any business accelerators or programs in the past?
wmnsWORK is a space that is safe for all folks from all walks of life. We strongly believe in building an anti-oppressive space for our participants, and the industry. We'd love to know what anti-oppression means to you, in building your business and in general?
How did you hear about us?
Women Travel Leaders
Women in Travel cic
The Sigmund Project
wmnsWORK and its sponsor partners recognize that systemic racism and oppressive practices in the tourism industry -- not to mention the devastating impacts of COVID-19 -- have created barriers that disproportionately affect racialized, disabled and LGBTQIA2S+ travel professionals. We also recognize that diverse leadership in tourism, informed by all manner of perspectives and lived experiences, is crucial to the future success of the industry. If you identify as part of any of the historically overlooked groups above and would like to be considered for a scholarship, please indicate your interest below.
Someone from the wmnsWORK team will reach out to schedule a virtual chat if we think you and your business might be a good fit - so keep an eye on your inbox over the coming days!
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