Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator

Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator

Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator We help early-stage startups meet the right people, grow in value, and create jobs. In 100 days, they’ll get the tools and support they need to take their destiny into their own hands. The APX program has a rolling, monthly intake with no application deadlines. APX connects startups with Porsche, Axel Springer, and 200+ network companies. We invest in fearless founding teams with ambitious digital ideas and global aspirations. Diverse and courageous explorers that are hungry to shake up the world. With a cross-industry focus, APX’s portfolio celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation. We are looking ...
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General
The Jump Fund

The Jump Fund

TheJumpFund invests in early-stage, women-led, high-growth ventures. They seek strong female business leaders who are starting or growing scalable companies which have a business plan and the market opportunity to grow revenue to at least $20 million over 3-5 years. Ongoing due date. The JumpFund provides necessary capital for women entrepreneurs to ignite growth ventures throughout the Southeast. Since the official launch in 2013, The JumpFund has already changed the conversation in their regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and exponentially increased investment in female entrepreneurs and gender diverse teams. We are women investing in women.No Description ...
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accelerator, accelerator, Funding, General, Resources
PepsiCo forms accelerator program in the US

PepsiCo forms accelerator program in the US

PepsiCo new accelerator program is seeking 10 sustainably-minded start-ups based in the U.S. or Canada for its first incubator class. Selected start-ups will participate in a six-month business optimization program and will be granted $20,000 - Apply by Oct. 12 PepsiCo launched its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator program in North America, according to a press release. The program began in Europe in 2017, where companies generated an estimated combined sales growth of over 10 million pounds. The snack and beverage maker is seeking 10 sustainably-minded start-ups based in the U.S. or Canada for its first incubator class. Selected start-ups will participate in a six-month business optimization program ...
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accelerator, Funding
Now is the time to start your NSF SBIR proposal

Now is the time to start your NSF SBIR proposal

Now is the time to start prepping for your NSF SBIR proposal: Applications due December 4th by 5:00 p.m. in your local time zone. Please Note: Applications due by 5:00 p.m. in your local time zone. Your time zone is based on your company's address as you listed it in your application. The National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program- also known as America's Seed Fund powered by NSF - provides small businesses with equity-free funding to conduct research and development (R&D) work that will lead to the commercialization of innovative new products and services. The NSF SBIR program seeks ...
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General
Halcyon Incubator Spring 2019 Application Ends on October 10, 2018

Halcyon Incubator Spring 2019 Application Ends on October 10, 2018

Are you dreaming up something big? Do you know someone who's buzzing with a new idea they think could change the world? We want to hear all about it! Applications are now open for Halcyon Incubator's Spring 2019 cohort. Space, access, five months of residency, and incredible networking opportunities are only a few of the benefits of Halcyon's flagship fellowship program. Due October 10, 2018. The Halcyon Incubator program equips early-stage entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures and change the world. Please complete and submit your application before October 10, 2018 at ...
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Funding, Funding, Startup, StartUp
Want to know what really goes into being a certified women business owner?

Want to know what really goes into being a certified women business owner?

Christine was recently featured in the NAWBO's membership spotlight. See what she had to say ...
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General
SBIR 18.3 and STTR 18.C Now Open for Proposal Submission Register Now!

SBIR 18.3 and STTR 18.C Now Open for Proposal Submission Register Now!

CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS The DOD SBIR 18.3 and STTR 18.C Broad Agency Announcements are Open for Proposal Submission today, September 24, 2018You may now submit your Phase I proposals for the SBIR 18.3 and STTR 18.C Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) through the DOD SBIR/STTR proposal submission website at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org. All proposals for this Announcement must be received by 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  Important Dates: September 24, 2018: SBIR 18.3 and STTR 18.C open October 10, 2018: SITIS closes to new questions October 24, 2018: SBIR 18.3 and STTR 18.C close at 8:00 p.m. ET Proposal SubmissionProposals must be submitted via the DOD SBIR/STTR submission website at https://sbir.defensebusiness.org following the DOD ...
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General
Want to get funded? Start with those government registrations

Want to get funded? Start with those government registrations

Government funding can be tricky. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, for example, are a great opportunity for small businesses to gain substantial funding to help their business grow. However, there are a lot of steps a business needs to take to apply for SBIR and other forms of government funding, and missing one could set your business back substantially, or eliminate your opportunity to apply altogether. This is why it is critical that you do not wait until the deadline to look for and fulfill government registration requirements. We strongly recommend that you begin the registration process 90+ calendar days ...
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Funding, General, Grant writing, Proposal Preparation, SBIR
Commercialization Conference

Commercialization Conference

Wednesday, September 19, 2018   8:00am - 12:00pm   Fee: $35 Location: Genesee Community College, Conable Technology Building - BEST Center, 1 College Road, Batavia, NY  14020 Are you ready to move your product to commercialization?  Are you a prior SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) I and II awardees?  Have you proven your technology works and there is a market need and are now ready for significant investment outside of research and development?  Please join us for this half-day conference to learn from experts and other successful businesses on commercialization best practices. Christine will be sharing her knowledge on non-dilutive funding during ...
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Funding, non-dilutive, SBIR, StartUp
Chloe Capital ready to make  investments in women-led innovation companies: Deadline Oct 1, 2018

Chloe Capital ready to make investments in women-led innovation companies: Deadline Oct 1, 2018

Chloe Capital is seeking out underrepresented voices in the tech industry. They believe that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. The tour will launch near the end of 2018 and will extend through 2019. We will begin and end the tour near our headquarters in Upstate NY. They in discussions with city champions about holding events in the following locations: Rochester, Boston, Denver, Chicago and Binghamton, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, and Austin. Deadline Oct 1, 2018 - ChloeCapital.com/tour Companies do not need to be located in these cities to pitch or receive an investment. Companies must have a ...
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General
Christine Among the 2018 Nominees for Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards

Christine Among the 2018 Nominees for Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards

Christine E.B. Howard - founder, owner, and president of Buffalo-based firm E.B. Howard Consulting - was recently nominated to be among the 23 individuals for the 2018 Venture Ecosystem Awards - Ecosystem Champion. The Ecosystem Champion is for individuals who are catalyzing and supporting startup activity across multiple Upstate NY communities. The Venture Ecosystem Awards was designed to honor the individuals and companies making an impact in Upstate NY. Christine E.B. Howard UVC received over 100 nominations from the community, each sharing a story with a common theme: paying it forward. Our nominees are injecting entrepreneurship into our universities, mentoring countless founders, building thriving communities ...
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economic development, General
Fund Your Startup Without Raising Venture Capital

Fund Your Startup Without Raising Venture Capital

There are numerous non-dilutive (free!) grant programs, competitions that award cash prizes, and of course crowdfunding platforms, all of which exist to help fund the earlier phases of venture formation. To apply or enter for many of these, you’re not even required to have developed a product or gained any traction with customers. The application process typically involves meeting qualification requirements (e.g., are you a current student) and illustrating the merits and potential impact of your idea. As a bonus to being awarded money, several programs also offer additional programming, training, and resources to help you develop your venture. We ...
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Funding, Grant, Grant writing, non-dilutive funding, Small Business, Startup
Tory Burch Foundation application opens in September

Tory Burch Foundation application opens in September

Tory Burch Foundation and its Fellowship program, a combination grant and mentorship program for women-owned businesses in the U.S. Worth up to $100,000 in grant money, the Tory Burch Fellows Program offers access to mentoring, networking and business guidance from top experts, a $10,000 grant for business education and the opportunity to pitch for $100,000 in prize money. Started in 2009, the Tory Burch Foundation is focused on supporting the empowerment of female entrepreneurs in the U.S.. In addition to their fellowship program, the foundation website also offers resources on growth, finance, management and technology for any entrepreneur. Applications will ...
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Funding, Funding Opportunities, StartUp, Woman-Owned Business
Christine to be first-round judge in FFIT 2018

Christine to be first-round judge in FFIT 2018

Christine E.B. Howard was recently selected to participate in first-round judging in the 2018 Female Founders in InsurTech competition. Quesnay launched the Female Founders in Tech Competition in 2017 with great success and is expanding the program this year with dedicated tracks in InsurTech, FinTech, and MediaTech. 2018 will kick off with the InsurTech track, where the gap in the number of women-led startups is particularly stark. In 2017, just one in six (16%) individuals driving the start-ups applying to Startupbootcamp InsurTech were women. A study of 535 InsurTech companies worldwide found that just 4% (20 in total) were founded by women (Source: Eva Genzmer of the ...
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General, Small Business, Startup, Woman-Owned Business
CALL FOR TOP INNOVATORS!

CALL FOR TOP INNOVATORS!

The 13th annual conference will showcase more than 50 of the hottest early-stage and emerging-growth technology, clean-tech, life sciences/healthcare, medical devices, ed-tech, healthcare IT, and mobile innovators. If you are a startup seeking capital and/or partnerships, submit your plan for the opportunity to present at The 13th Annual New England Venture Summit, the premier venue connecting emerging-growth companies with active Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, and Investment Firms. Presented by youngStartup Ventures, The 2018 New England Venture Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for startups to meet, network, and showcase their innovative investment opportunities to a leading group of investors. youngStartUp Ventures: The 2018 New England Venture SummitThe 13th annual ...
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Funding, Funding, Small Business, Startup
Is your project in an Opportunity Zone?

Is your project in an Opportunity Zone?

Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The Opportunity Zones program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing in Opportunity Zones designated by the chief executives of every U.S. state and territory. WHAT ARE OPPORTUNITY ZONES? Opportunity Zones are low-income census tracts nominated by governors and certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury into which investors can now put capital to work ...
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Federal, Federal Funding, Funding, Funding, Tips
Christine named BOD president of NAWBO-WNY

Christine named BOD president of NAWBO-WNY

Christine E.B. Howard, founder, owner & president of E.B. Howard Consulting was installed as Board President of the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of National Association of Women Business Owner (NAWBO) at the June Board Installation ceremony at Park Country Club. NAWBO's mission is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide. We do this by 1) Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; 2) Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture; 3) Building strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations; and 4) Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers. E.B. Howard Consulting ...
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NAWBO, Woman-Owned Business, Woman-Owned Business
Pitch with Purpose due July 31

Pitch with Purpose due July 31

Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), along with partners Johnson & Johnson and Dell, have opened applications for Pitch with Purpose, a global pitch competition celebrating and rewarding diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good. Launched in 2016, Pitch with Purpose was the first-ever pitch competition centered around solutions to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applicants will submit their entries online (click "View Resource" to access the application form), and three finalists will be invited to pitch live in front of a panel of judges, funders, and media in October 2018. Submissions are measured based ...
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Funding, non-dilutive funding
Looking for non-dilutive funding (grants)? 

Looking for non-dilutive funding (grants)? 

Let us develop a highly curated menu to fit your specific funding needs. We can identify opportunities that can help sustain existing initiatives or make new plans a reality. Our team at E.B. Howard uses various nationally recognized databases and including our own highly cultivated database that includes 2,500+ opportunities. From this pool, we’ll use the information you provided us to locate funders that we feel will be the best fit for your company, based on the amount and type of funding you are seeking. This process involves researching hundreds of potential funders. Once we have found funders that fit ...
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Wells Fargo and Tuck Announce Scholarship Program for Diverse Businesses

Wells Fargo and Tuck Announce Scholarship Program for Diverse Businesses

Wells Fargo announced it is extending its investment in diverse business development amounting to over $200,000 impacting 48 diverse businesses in the past two years. The Wells Fargo Scholarship Fund for Diverse Businesses in collaboration with the Tuck School of Business. Funds 24 scholarships per year for the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Programs, certified minority, women, veteran, LGBT, and disabled-owned business entrepreneurs will be able to attend Tuck. “We’re proud to continue our work with the Tuck School of Business Minority Business Program,” said Regina O. Heyward, senior vice president and head of Wells Fargo Supplier Diversity. “Diverse-owned businesses ...
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Funding, Resources, Small Business, Woman-Owned Business
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