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Female Founder Grant Challenge 2021

We are changing the narrative of fundraising, we not only want to make it accessible and affordable for all women and girls, we want to make it fun and cool.

About the Grant

We are changing the narrative of fundraising, we not only want to make it accessible and affordable for all women and girls, we want to make it fun and cool.

So we are launching our very first Female Founder Grant Challenge to fund two winning women-led projects on our platform with a Jumpstarter Kit value of over $15000, which contains all they need to start and scale their business nationally and globally.

Since announcing the program, we’ve been gaining overwhelming interest and support. And our Instagram followers are growing at a lightning speed.

It tells us that the program isn’t just about the two winning women, it’s about all women and girls who want to make a difference, who want to support each other and become stronger together.

If you are a woman wanting to LIFT your idea or you know a woman who wants to start a business, just simply jump on our platform and create a project. As simple as that. Come join us now!

The Grant Details

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Applications Open: Now Open
Applications Close: 5th September 2021

Other Key Dates:

  • Finalist announcement: 10th September 2021
  • Grant Pitch Night: The week after finalist announcement

Eligibility:

  • Australia-based businesses, startups or projects that are founded by females, or the majority of founders are female

How to apply:

  • Create a project on Lift Women Platform at www.liftwomen.com.au, and
  • Submit for approval on or before The Application Deadline

Finalist and winners Selection:

  • 6 projects will be selected as finalists to enter the Grant Pitch Night
  • 15 minutes will be allocated to each finalist for pitching and Q&A
  • Winners will be selected by the Judge Panel based on the project’s popularity, customer value creation, long term potential and sustainability, social impact, financial and business viability (Grant Pitch Night details will be announced in due course)

Awardees:

  • Two Winners
  • BEST Project Award, and Backer’s Choice Award

Prizes:

JUMPSTARTER KIT values up to AU$15,000 for each winner, which includes

  • AU$5000 cash grant by LIFTwomen Group – Australia’s first women-focused go-to funding marketplace
  • Over 60 hours of business strategy services, includes comprehensive market, competitor, customer analysis and research, one-day workshop of go-to-market strategy and APAC market entry advice (if applicable) by Viable Partners  – Global management consulting network
  • One paid social campaign, one promotional video and 15+ photographs by Red Herring Digital and Polished Content– Australia’s fast-growing national digital marketing agency
  • One free month of unlimited legal consultation and access to a comprehensive library of free legal templates and business resources by LegalVision – Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing law firm named by The Financial Times
  • $500 worldwide shipping credit by Easyship – Global one-stop shipping platform that integrates directly with leading eCommerce selling platforms, couriers and warehouses.
  • 500 business cards, 500 A5 flyers and one pull up banner by MBE Printing – Australia’s national printing and couriers’ services company
  • Free accounting consultation by PLC Consulting Group

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LIFT your business with over $15,000 in prizes.

If you are a woman wanting to LIFT your idea or you know a woman who wants to start a business, just simply jump on our platform and create a project. As simple as that. Come join us now!

What makes us different

Social Impact

50% of our profit gives right back to our community and causes that support gender equality. We’re the world’s first reward-based crowdfunding platform operated in a social impactful model.

Women-Focused

We’re the platform dedicated for women to shine and thrive. Globally, only 2.3% of VC funding went to women-led startups. Only 28% of total crowdfunding projects worldwide are female-led. There is a gap and the gap isn’t healthy and we exist to shake things up.

All-In-One Platform

Looking for funding? Market validation? Publicity and visibility? Like-minded women founders and entrepreneurs? Supportive community? We’re all right here waiting for you on this very platform with zero upfront cost. We’re costumed, secured and transparent. We’re here for you.

The Sisterhood

We’re a network of women who are ready to rally for you and your dreams, a safe platform to connect, inspire and empower each other. The right backers, investors and partners are out there looking to uplift a project like yours. Because we already believe in your project, it will be east to fin other who do too.

When you lift up a woman, you lift up her family, her children, her community and the economy that she’s in.