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Startup Accelerator

Program for USA, Canada and International
Women-Led Startups for Funding and Mentorship

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Prosper Women Entrepreneurs

Deadline Date:

10/23/15

Description:

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A program providing $50,000 in funding is open to USA, Canada and International women-led startups that focus on technology, health care, and consumer products, for startup funding and mentorship for their early-stage venture. The funding source will take an equity position in the company in exchange for $50,000 and its unique, comprehensive programming.

The $50,000 is paid in two tranches with one at the beginning and one at the successful completion of the program.

In addition to funding, participants will receive:

-Curriculum designed specifically for women to help them scale their businesses and raise follow-on capital.

-Instructors who are leaders in their fields of technology, marketing, management and others.

-No need to relocate the company. All company CEOs/founders commit to being in St. Louis for the two days a week that the program is provided over the three-month period.

-Exposure to a network of experts and possible capital sources.

-The program culminates with a demo day, which gives companies an opportunity to pitch to a full house of business leaders, venture capitalists, angel investors, and potential clients. After graduation, the goal is to work hard to make sure companies remain successful and continue to receive the support they need to grow.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163088

Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000

Term of Contract:

The program begins on January 19, 2016 and concludes on Demo Day, April 6, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs defines a women-led business as a company with at least one woman in a position of leadership and significant and meaningful equity.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are open from September 1 to October 23 for the Spring 2016 class:

Apply online here: http://bit.ly/1NPiEFj

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jennifer Ehlen, CEO, Prosper Institute
jennifer@prosperstl.com

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs
PO Box 170051
St. Louis, MO 63117-0051

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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