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Pier Five x Mastercard
Small Business Fund

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Thank you to everyone that applied for the Pier Five x Mastercard Small Business Fund. If you were not selected, we appreciate your support and participation and hope you follow along for more opportunities like this in 2023.

Happy Small Business Month!


Having an impact with creatives, entrepreneurs and small business owners is something that we are extremely passionate about at Pier Five. In partnership with Mastercard, to celebrate small business month, we are thrilled to launch the Pier Five Small Business Fund  to fund five women-owned small businesses in Canada with $10,000 CAD each to help take things to the next level.


Women small business owners who meet the required qualifications can apply for a chance to receive one of five funds of $10,000 CAD and a Priceless Experience - a unique opportunity to connect and network with the other fund recipients hosted in Toronto with events sponsored by Mastercard.

We have selected our fund recipients of 2022. Learn about the incredible winners here!

Application Details


  • Applications open: October 11, 2022

  • Applications close: October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

  • 10 finalists selected by November 14, 2022

  • Pier Five internal interviews with the finalists: November 16, 2022 - November 30, 2022

  • Winner Announcement: December 12, 2022

Note: We appreciate all who take the time to submit an application. Due to the volume of applicants, we unfortunately will not be able to contact all applicants about a final decision unless selected as a finalist.

Application Criteria

Only businesses that meet the following criteria will be eligible to apply for the Pier Five Small Business Fund.


  1. Must identify as a cis woman or transgender woman.

  2. Must be a Canadian citizen, a Permanent resident of Canada, or Hold Current and Valid Authorization under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  3. Must have a registered business in Canada.

  4. Company Size: 1-50 employees

  5. Less than $1 Million CAD in yearly revenue

  6. The business must have at least 1 year of current activity in the Canadian market.

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