And the WINNERS are…cue the drumroll….🥁🥁🥁
The time has come! Over the last couple of weeks, we have had an overwhelming number of votes in support of our eight finalists. We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who voted and made this possible (and for making our decision-making process a whole lot easier!).
We created the Female Founder Challenge with the intent to lift up women and girls who want to bring their dreams to life. Globally, only 2.3% of VC funding went to women-led startups, and only 28% of total crowdfunding projects worldwide are female-led. There is an unhealthy gap in these statistics, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to shake things up!
The winners will receive extra funding and support to begin their journey. We’ve teamed up with some awesome partners to offer everything they need to kick-start a successful business. This grant includes access to growth strategy, marketing creatives, legal and accounting support, all valued up to $15,000 for each winner.
The female founders did an amazing job presenting their innovative, purpose-driven projects. There was lots of support, smiles and even some tears. What an amazing bunch of inspiring women!
So, with the help of our judges and the public, we’d like to announce our Winners of the 2021 Female Founder Challenge…
- Best Project Award: I.am Skincare
- Backer’s Choice Award: Clean Swap Box
A big congratulations to I.am Skincare & Clean Swap Box! We can’t wait to watch their business be lifted into the right direction with the help of their $15,000 Jump Starter Kits.
We would also like to say a big well done to the finalists who made it this far. Your incredible work hasn’t gone unrecognised, and we can’t wait to see where you take your ideas!
We’d like to give a big thank you to, not only our voters but our incredible local and global business partners who made this Grant Challenge possible:
The team at lift women treat me like the CEO and inventor I’m meant to be. They are an extension of my company and have nothing but the best intentions and show it with action. I’m very grateful to be part of the incredible platform. ” – Peek a Bras
The Lift Women platform is a great opportunity for all businesses, regardless of their size or stage of establishment, to raise funds for a specific project or cause.” – MuMEcations
Have you got a business idea you’d like to lift? Why not Start a Project?
We’re here to socially and economically empower women. Now more than ever, we need calls for unity, financial inclusion and connection of women. When women work towards something together, we become unstoppable! We’ll lift you high enough to reach, touch and grab your dream.