Funding Competition - It's Your Turn To Get Funded! -
About This Funding Competition
What Makes This Different: This is not a pitch competition - this is a global FUNDING COMPETITION, where Black Female Founders who get through to the finals, and go through the due diligence process, WILL GET FUNDING from our incredible partner investors who really walk the talk.
About this Competition:
This Funding Competition is part of our own commitment to the 1M InvestHers Movement - to help get 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs funded by 2030. We want to help Black Female Founders actually get funded.
Black female founders or co-founders of a registered for-profit company, B-corp or social enterprise
Black Female Founder or co-founder must have significant equity (not just the title of founder/co-founder)
From any country
B2B, B2C, D2C or B2B2C companies
Tech-enabled where possible
Early stage companies (pre-revenue, pre-seed, seed, Series A) with first signs of traction /product-market fit
Ideally serving massive markets or making a major impact in their field
Don't meet these criteria? Then apply for the InvestHer Grants instead!
Sometimes, you can be a bit too early to raise funding, or maybe you have a non-profit that doesn't qualify for traditional funding?
APPLY FOR A $500 InvestHer Grant Here
How it Works
Learn about the competition, how best to fill in your application (at BOOST HER BIZ)
Join a Q&A webinar afterwards (for those who have applied) to optimise your application
Apply online by December 20th
Shortlisted Black Female founders announced
Pitch preparation with our pitch partners (if you so wish)
Online Pitch to exclusive investors who have pledged to invest in a Black Female Founder (it could be you!)
Feedback from investors
Due diligence process for pre-selected finalists
Investments made and announced publicly!
19th November - 29th December 2020 - Applications open
20th December - 2nd January 2021- jury creates a shortlist of 10 -15 Black Female Founded companies
January - March 2021 - due diligence with investors (venture capitalists / angel networks)
end Q1 2021 - Investments will be announced!
What finalists actually get
Possibility to get funded: Shortlisted finalists get the possibility to be considered by our partner investors for funding. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited directly by the investor to move forward in their own due diligence process.
Visibility and Exposure via our media partners and across Global Invest Her social media and lists
Pitch help at a special rate via our partners
Special Founding Member rate to the StartHer Plan on InvestHer Directory (get listed on the directory and join InvestHer Community)
Get listed on Ellect corporate supplier platform: online opportunities for small business suppliers to sell to corporate customers while promoting supplier diversity and gender balance
And other surprises to come!
Where will the funding come from?
and more to be announced!
Apply for an InvestHer Grant
Don't qualify for the Funding Competition? No worries! You can still apply for our $500 InvestHer Grants, made possible thanks to everyone who purchases a ticket, makes a donation, or sponsors this event - and that includes you!