Frequently

Asked

Questions

General

What is the Total Mom Inc.?


The Total Mom Inc. is a series of events and an online network designed to support moms and parents who want to take their wellbeing and career goals off the back-burner. Click here to learn more about our events.




Is the Total Mom Show a trade show?


Nope. It’s far from that. The Total Mom Show events are experiential, and the festivals and markets are interactive and wellness inspired. The summits are driven by education and VIP pampering, while the retreats take you away to connect, learn and heal.




What events are coming up?


The Total Mom Show (Toronto): May 2, 2020, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto The Total Mom Business Summit: May 2, 2020, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto The Total Mom Show (Simcoe County): July 11, 2020, Barrie Molson Centre The Total Mom Pitch (Toronto): May 2, 2020, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto Blue Mountain Boho Dreams Retreat: April 4 & 5, 2020, Collingwood | Blue Mountain




I’m a dad. Should I come to a Total Mom Inc. event?


Yes! We welcome all parents, including moms, dads, and gender-nonbinary parents.




My kids are older or grown up. Should I come to an event?


Absolutely. If you identify as a mom or parent, we’re here for you and we’re positive you’ll find the community and resources you’re looking for, no matter your kids’ ages!




Can I showcase my products at an event?


If you’re interested in being a vendor at a Total Mom Inc. event, click here for more info! We also offer sponsorship opportunities for companies and organizations interested in supporting an event and connecting with our community of moms — click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.




I’m not a business owner or a blogger yet. Is the Total Mom Business Summit right for me?


Yes! As long are you are working towards building out your business and need support from very experienced industry leaders, you won’t want to miss this.




You’re having a sale, but I already bought my ticket. Will you refund the difference?


Unfortunately, we do not offer price adjustments. If you’ve purchased tickets before a sale, discounts cannot be retroactively applied.




What is the Total Mom Box?


It’s a bi-annual subscription box introducing moms to better for you products. It’s perfect for you if you’re looking to indulge and learn about healthy products for your family and home.




Are you hiring?


We’re always looking for awesome talent to add to our team! Send your resume to opportunities@thetotalmomshow.ca. Looking for an internship? We want you! Email us with the subject line INTERN to be considered.




Can I contribute to the blog?


If you have a great idea for a piece, please email our editorial director at opportunities@thetotalmomshow.ca with writing samples and a detailed pitch.




I’m interested in sponsoring a blog post. What’s the process?


We do offer sponsored posts to select partners. If you’re interested in having a sponsored post featured on the blog, please email anna@thetotalmomshow.ca




Are Total Mom Influencer events invite-only?


Yes! These events are coming soon. We send monthly newsletters with updates on the latest Total Mom Influencer events. Make sure to register on our website.




How does front of line access work for VIP?


Any eligible events, workshops, or panels will be marked with front of line signage. Based on capacity at the time of your arrival, you’ll be given first access to the event based on our first come, first serve policy. This is amazing if you need to get inside to change a diaper, feed or even just snag a spot in the Beauty Lounge.




Are you having those amazing VIP bags again?


You will be happy to hear that this year we have upgraded to somthing even better! It's our first ever Total Mom Box subscription box and it's going to have some of our favorite brands in it. The sub box will be available on site for pick up at our Festivals. Additionally, If you are one of our lucky Business summit pass ticket holders, you will have the opportunity to take a box home at no charge by joining our Total Mom Influence free memebrship.





Total Mom Summit

Will tickets sell out?


Yes! We suggest buying as soon as you can as there are only 100 spots available.




Can I return my ticket?


We currently do not offer refunds for the Summit tickets.




Can I sell my ticket?


We do not allow third party ticket resale and are unable to allow ticket transfers.




Where will the event be held?


Daniel Spectrum
585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, Ontario




Do you allow re-entry?


Yes, You will have a special badge, wrist band or pass.




Will I receive my badge in the mail?


No, our digital registration process will take place on site the morning of the Summit. You will receive your badge and special details for entry when you arrive for check-in. You will be asked to show your eventbrite ticket or give your name. Please bring ID with you.




Will there be food?


Yes! We will have food for breakfast, lunch and happy hour, plus snacks throughout the day.




Where should I stay?


Looking for a hotel? Please email lauren@moderncollective.com for our hotel partner rates.




Will there be a breastfeeding room?


Yes, there will be a designated breastfeeding area on-site.




Should I bring anything?


Please bring a government-issue ID and business cards (if you’d like to network!).




What should I wear?


Whatever you feel best in! There are tons of pop ups, Instagram-worthy photo stations and networking all day. We’ll also be taking pictures and videos all day.




How do I retrieve my gift bag?


You can retrieve your gift bag at the end of the event. Once you’ve collected your gift bag, you’re unable to re-enter the event.




I subscribed to the Total Mom Box. How can I pick it up?


Your box will be available on site near the festival doors. Look for the Signage and see the registration desk for more support.




Will there be a lost and found?


Yes, we will have a designated lost and found area on-site. If you’ve lost something, head over to the VIP registration and speak to them.




I have accessibility concerns. Who can I speak to about this?


Please reach out to lauren@moderncollective.com when purchasing your ticket so we can make sure you have a seamless experience on-site.




Can you accommodate food allergies?


There will be a variety of food available, but you can email lauren@moderncollective.com with any food allergy concerns, and we’d be happy to answer any questions about the food options.




Where can I park?


There will be parking with signage around the venue.




Is the venue streetcar or subway accessible?


Yes, there is a street car stop right in front of the venue.




I still have questions! Who can I talk to?


Please contact anna@thetotalmomshow.ca and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.





Total Mom Pitch

What is the Pitch timeline?


The Pitch will run over 8 months. The official launch date is July 27th, 2020. The competition ends on March 15th, 2021, which is when the grand prize winner will be announced. APPLICATION ROUND - Applications Open on July 27th, 2020 and close on November 11th, 2020. QUALIFYING ROUND - Qualified applicants will begin the public voting on November 20th, 2020 and close on December 2nd, 2020. ACCELERATOR ROUND - The Top 5 finalists will be publicly announced on December 11th, 2020 followed by the launch of the Accelerator program where they will be coached and mentored for 3 months until March 11th, 2021. FINALE - The Top 5 will go on to pitch their business to the judges at a secret location and the grand prize winner will be chosen and announced by March 15th, 2021 based on the total score combined across various categories.




What is the Pitch?


The Total Mom Pitch is a competition that aims to support entrepreneurship among moms. We believe that a community of women who stand together, succeed together and that is why we are connecting successful female leaders with ambitious moms. The Pitch allows women across Canada to participate and connect with other female entrepreneurs during the competition and beyond while receiving expert feedback. Busy moms are often challenged with time, resources and funding but are passionate and eager to turn their business dreams into a reality. The Pitch aims to give local start-ups an opportunity to be mentored and coached by women who want to share their wisdom and experiences giving the qualifiers an advantage in their business journey. The experts will help them see potential gaps in their startup that can lead to expensive mistakes and heartaches in the future.




Why do I have to pay for my application? What does it mean to pay-it-forward?


The application fee is $21.09 + taxes. We have placed a pay-it-forward system in place for the application. That is why half of your application fee will be invested in funding current and future grants. By doing this, not only are you investing in yourself but also investing in other women, like yourself, looking for an opportunity to grow and scale their business. Together we are modelling a new way of investing in ourselves and the women proving that when we come together, we rise together. Important note: this is a ONE-TIME fee and will cover the qualifying and accelerator round submissions.




What is the Accelorator Program?


The 5 finalists will be taking part in a 4-month accelerator program where they will consult with and be mentored by experts and build the ultimate business plan and pitch. With a series of Zoom meetings, one-on-one briefings, and online assignments, the participants and judges can connect. The finalists will receive memberships to the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The Women’s Executive Network along with other prizes. The finalists Pitch to the judges and the winner will be selected to win the grand cash prize.




What is the prize?


The Top 5 finalists will all receive various prizes to help them continue building their business. The 1st place winner will receive cash and other amazing prizes valued at $25k! All prizing details can be found on the main Pitch page.




How/Where to submit my application?


We are using a 3rd-party platform to host this competition, please visit the Pitch page and follow the link.




What do I need to submit?


All we ask for is some info to let us get to know you and your business a little bit better! In the qualifying round (September-November), a more detailed submission will be created by you with all the requirements outlined.




What do I get for applying?


With your intial application, you are investing in yourself and other moms. You will also be included in our database of invested moms and will receive exclusive perks, special offers, and more resources to continually support your business.




How do I get into the qualifying round?


We have laid out everything we want to know in our application. We are looking for ambitious moms with a viable business and are ready to take the next step. Sounds like you? We can’t wait to hear more! <3




My question still hasn't been answered, who can I contact?


You can contact our team directly, visit the contact page and we will get back to you as soon as we can!




I'm a mom from Quebec, why can I not apply?


Quebec has strict rules set in place to protect its residents, and we hold the utmost respect for those rules. You can read more about it here: https://www.thebalanceeveryday.com/why-are-so-many-competitions-void-in-quebec-896835 Additionally, if you are a mom of Quebec and are in need of resources, please reach out to us on our social media or through our contact us page - we are here to help in whatever capacity we can.




What stage of business do I need to be in?


This competition is available for all stages - from concept to already trading!




How many participants do you expect in the Finale? Is this only from the applicants or can anybody get tickets?


The finale will be a ticketed digital business event with breakout rooms that our ticket holders can attend. Anybody is welcome to purchase tickets to the Finale. The attendees will be a combination of the top 5, the sponsors, the community partners, college/university students, small business owners, startups, execute female leaders, and members of the Canadian business ecosystem. All applicants of the Pitch program will automatically get a ticket to the event. Sponsors and partners depending on their level will also be given tickets to give out.




What kind of digital rooms will be in the Finale?


- Veuve Clicquot will be hosting a celebrate your wins room
- Visa will be hosting a Working Mom’s mix & mingle
*More updates coming soon!





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