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What are startup grants and prizes for female founders?

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Vera Martin
Contributor at Techvibes

There are few competitions I'm aware of:

  1. The Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant Program58: The fashion label gives up to 10 recipients a year a minimum grant of $10,000 each. To qualify, businesses must have 51% women ownership, have been around for at least three years, revenue of less than $1 million per year, and be focused on creating environmental and social change.
  2. Pitch for the Purse:47 The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs has run their Pitch for the Purse contest for the past two years and is exclusively open to women entrepreneurs in Canada. The program is aimed at helping women gain access to capital by improving their pitching skills and involves training, education, and mentorship.
  3. The Amber Grant:55 It was launched by Womensnet, has been supporting women entrepreneurs for two decades. They award a qualifying grant of $1,000 per month and then these candidates are eligible for a $9,000 grant at the end of the year.
Mike Modiri
Sales Manager @ Tribe

I can add Cartier Women Initiative44 to this list. Top prize is a grant of $100,000 with the first runner-up receiving $30,000.

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