Applications are now closed.  Stay tuned for announcements on the next cohort. 

If you have questions about the 6-week Activate HER PEI program for start-ups, do not hesitate to contact us:

  • PEIBWA Charlottetown office: 902-892-6040 or
  • Rural Women's Business Centre, Central Bedeque: 902-887-3171 or

Activate HER PEI – Start-up program for women

Are you a woman entrepreneur in the planning stage or process of starting your own business?

PEIBWA is offering a six–week program for women looking to start a new business. 

From ideation to implementation

  • This six-week facilitated program is for women from across Prince Edward Island wanting to start a new business. The program will take participants through the steps of creating a solid business plan, while providing additional resources to help take your concept from ideation to implementation. 
  • Activate HER PEI Start-up Program will be facilitated at the Rural Women’s Business Centre in Central Bedeque, and there will be an opportunity for virtual participation for those who cannot attend in person.
  • Weekly facilitated meetings to connect with fellow business  women for peer support, workshops, resources, and the opportunity to build your network.


Workspace is now available at the Rural Women’s Business Centre exclusively for past and present Accelerate HER PEI and Activate HER PEI program participants. Access by drop-in from Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Flexible after-hours access is available upon request.  This space includes comfortable desks, highspeed internet access, private offices, a kitchen, and area for networking with other program participants.