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Guelph Woman Entrepreneur Receives $100,000 In Government Investment Support

Grant To Help Grow Business And Enter International Markets

Published 05/10/2019 | By Guelph Now Local News

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SpeakFeel Corporation's Kelly Lee Brooks
SpeakFeel Corporation's Kelly Lee Brooks

Guelph Woman Entrepreneur Receives Federal Investment To Grow Business

GUELPH, ONTARIO | MP Lloyd Longfield is pleased to announce an up to $100,000 investment in a Guelph-based business through the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025.

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy supports full and equal participation of women entrepreneurs in Canadian business to boost economic competitiveness

SpeakFeel Corporation, led by Kelly Lee Brooks, is receiving funding through the program, the first of its kind dedicated to advancing women’s economic empowerment.

MP Lloyd Longfield says, “the women entrepreneurs and business leaders of Guelph make incredible contributions to our economy and community every day. I’m proud to be a part of a Government that takes women’s economic empowerment seriously. From tackling pay equity to modernizing parental leave, this government is taking action on gender equality because when women succeed, we all succeed.”

SpeakFeel Corporation, a software development company, will use the non-repayable funds to
grow their businesses and facilitate opportunities in markets abroad.

Kelly Brooks, SpeakFeel’s president and founder, says “we are honoured to accept funding that recognizes the valuable contributions women entrepreneurs continue to make in the Canadian economy. The funding will help complete our Quarter4 Artificial Intelligence platform that engages sports enthusiasts to predict team and player performance outcomes through data.”

About Speakfeel

Our web experts are masters at creating quality applications from the ground up or using open source software, and our mobile developers are trained to build innovative iOS and Android applications in both native and hybrid languages. Although team members are classically trained, they also believe in driving innovation; within the office, new ideas are encouraged and problems are embraced in order to find exceptional solutions, rather than temporary fixes.

About The Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund

The Women Entrepreneurship Fund is a two-year $20-million commitment to invest directly in women entrepreneurs in a diversity of industries, providing eligible companies with funding tohelp them grow. The fund will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs’ efforts to scale up and grow their businesses, as well as help them expand into new markets.

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