SBA to open 15 new Women’s Business Centers
This will bring to 160 the number of centers dedicated to helping women start and grow small businesses, reports Inc.
How women tech founders can secure funding
Entrepreneur magazine reveals three ways women entrepreneurs can increase their chances of getting the money they need.
A new woman-led VC firm in Dallas is backing women founders
Cassandra Capital is led by Wendi McGowan-Ellis, reports Dallas Innovates.
Tulane launches $10 million startup fund for women and minority entrepreneurs in New Orleans￼
The university’s fund will make available up to $200,000 per applicant, reports nola.com.
This women- and Latinx-founded VC firm has $100 million to invest in diverse teams￼
Boston-based Mendoza Ventures has secured the first close on its third fund at $100M to use in early growth-stage startups, reports Tech Funding News.
32 small business grants to apply for in 2023￼
The HD Post rounds up grants aimed at everyone from young entrepreneurs to small businesses, from creative artists to tech innovators.
Indigenous women entrepreneurs get support from this women-founded fund ￼
Native Women Lead was founded in 2017 by eight Native American women entrepreneurs, reports CNBC.
A new fund for health startups headed by diverse teams and women￼
Pier 70 Ventures aims to raise $100 million for its first fund, says GeekWire.
The Artemis Fund is investing in women-led businesses ￼
The fund wants to enable “the CEO of the family” to pursue both her work dreams and family dreams, says one of the founders in the publication UB.
Amazon and USAID launch fund for women founders fighting climate change￼
The $53 million fund includes $50 million for Amazon to invest directly in climate-tech companies run by women, says MarketWatch.
Current small-business grants for women and minority entrepreneurs￼
Small Business Trends’ roundup includes opportunities to level the playing field for underrepresented founders.
What you can learn from one Black woman founder’s successful pitch deck￼
Insider shows the step-by-step from Osahon Ojeaga, cofounder of hair extension startup Nourie, which raised $2.5 million in seed money.
Now’s the time to apply for the Tory Burch Fellows Program￼
The Tory Burch Foundation’s year-long Fellows Program is for women founders of early-stage companies. The program includes workshops, coaching and a $5,000 business education grant. Apply by November 3.
Our Village United, with support from Walmart, launches incubator for Black women founders￼
Essence reports that Walmart’s grant to OVU will help provide retail-facing small businesses with the tools and resources they need to thrive.
Women Business Collaborative: Seeking progress for women in business￼
In recognition of Women’s Small Business Month, the nonprofit WBC is showcasing organizations that help advance women-owned businesses.
A new small-business down payment grant program for women and minority founders
Bank of America’s new program offers grants for SBA 504 and 7(a) commercial real estate loans for women and minority business owners.
Arlan Hamilton tells how founders should pitch to her $20 million VC fund￼
Inc. talks to the founder of Backstage Capital, which invests in women, people of color and LGBTQ+ founders.
How to get a small business grant
Small Business Trends tells how to increase your chances of obtaining grants from federal agencies or state and local governments.
Do you know about these 5 great sources of business funding?
Go Banking Rates rounds up resources that can be especially helpful for women and minorities.
Startups with women founders on their team have raised $20B this year
Even in a tough VC environment, women are helping bring in the funding, says Inc.
In Connecticut, a new loan fund for women- and minority-owned businesses
The Small Business Boost Fund will offer loans of up to $500,000, says The CT Mirror.
15 great sources of small-business grants for women
Nerd Wallet spotlights sources ranging from state and federal programs to private grants.
Innovative ways women can get their businesses funded
Look beyond traditional loans, says CoFounder magazine, and consider everything from crowdfunding to angel investors.
This VC firm has raised $35 million to back women-led companies
True Wealth Ventures invests exclusively in women-led companies that improve human and environmental health, says BusinessWire.
23 investors looking to fund women, Black, Latin and LGBTQ founders
B2 lists VCs that are on a mission to improve the flow of capital to underrepresented groups.
￼J-Lo and Grameen partner to deploy $14 billion to Latina entrepreneurs
Jennifer Lopez’s Limitless Labs and microfinance funder Grameen America plan to empower 600,000 low-income Latinx women.
Top 10 government grants for women-owned small businesses￼
Executive Biz showcases great grants, and tells how to apply for them.
A new $50 million private equity fund for women and underrepresented founders
The Innovate Capital Growth Fund will fund small business in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states, says The Philadelphia Inquirer.
You can now find an SBA Women’s Business Center in every state in the US
Offering business advice and support, these centers are now available in all 50 states, reports Small Business Trends.
AWS launches $30 million accelerator for minority and women founders
Amazon Web Services’ Impact Accelerator will target early-stage startups led by Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+ and women founders, reports TechCrunch.
In Atlanta, a new fund will give out $5,000 to $10,000 grants to women
For 10 years, nonprofit Launchpad2X has mentored women entrepreneurs; now it’s adding a grant fund, says The Business Journals.
This VC fund is investing in beauty companies headed by women
Most major beauty companies are led by men, but Swiftarc Ventures’ Beauty Fund wants to change that equation, reports Austin Monthly.
A women-led firm’s new fund offers access to capital for women in the South
TGC Impact Growth Fund will provide access to capital for women- and minority-owned or operated businesses in 16 states from Maryland to Texas, reports Yahoo.
12 great grants women entrepreneurs can apply for
Motley Fool lists a dozen women-focused funds that have no repayment requirement.
How CDFIs can help women-owned businesses rebound from the pandemic in 2022
Forbes explains why this source of funding is such a boon to women and minority business owners.
37+ Great Small Business Grants for Women in 2022
Business Yield’s roundup includes everything from federal grants to state grants to grants tailored specifically to Black women founders.
The Top 15 VC Funds Focused on Female Founders
Investment in women-owned businesses hit a record $30 billion in 2021; Vator showcases some of the VCs that helped women hit that high point.
A Special Fund Offers Relief for Restaurants
Do you own a restaurant that’s been hard-hit by a state or federally declared disaster? DoorDash and Hello Alice have launched a Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund awarding $10,000 grants. Apply by January 31.
VC Funding for Female Founders Is On the Rebound
After setbacks in 2020, women-led companies are looking at a record-breaking year, says Quartz.
A New $10 million Women-Focused Fund That Started as a Facebook Group
Graham & Walker evolved out of the support group Female Founders Alliance, says TechCrunch.
How Women-Led Companies Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding
The Conversation offers advice for overcoming the funding gender gap.
Apply for the Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program
Grow your business with education, a network and a $5,000 grant. Apply now through November 12.
5 Tips for Women Pitching to VCs
In Forbes, the managing partner of a VC firm tells how to make pitches that impress investors.