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6 More Pitches, Grants and Accelerators for Female Entrepreneurs

Check out our choices for October's money resource roundup.

We’ve hit the last quarter of the financial year. Looking for some opportunities to help your business? We’ve got you covered! For this month’s money roundup, we have pitch competitions, accelerator programs and grants. Good luck applying!

Grants, accelerators and other resources for female entrepreneurs:

  • NAACP Power Forward Small Business Grant
    • For: Black-owned businesses with one to 25 employees located in New England:
      • Massachusetts
      • Maine
      • New Hampshire
      • Rhode Island
      • Vermont
      • Select areas of Connecticut (more details in the application)
    • What: $25,000 in grants
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Alibaba.com Grants Program
    • For: U.S. businesses with Alibaba.com accounts
    • What: $10,000 in grants for 50 entrepreneurs – $500,000 total
    • Deadline: October 21
  • Put Me On Accelerator
    • For: Brands that are (at minimum) 51 percent operated and controlled by one of the following groups:
      • BIPOC
      • Women
      • LGBTQ+
      • Disabled
      • Immigrant
      • Veteran
    • What: Lessons in marketing, merchandising, the supply chain, entrepreneurship and assistance to scale
    • Deadline: October 24
  • Monthly Kickass Single Mom Stimulus Grant
    • For: Single moms who need support
    • What: $500
    • Deadline: October 31 for this selection – grant is rolling every month
  • Democratizing the Friends & Family Round
    • For: Companies with at least one woman-identifying founder of color
    • What: $25,000 in grants, virtual coaching
    • Deadline: November 10
  • SXSW Pitch – Austin, Texas
    • For: Companies in the following fields:
      • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice
      • Enterprise & Smart Data;
      • Entertainment, Gaming & Content
      • Extended Reality & Immersive Technology
      • Future of Work
      • Health, Wearables & Wellbeing
      • Innovative World Technologies
      • Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics
      • Social & Culture
    • What: The opportunity to pitch to a panel of venture capitalists and angel investors
    • Deadline: November 11
      • Please note: this competition has a $220 application fee

Read Five Tips For Pitching And Taking It To The Next Level to help you nail your presentation.


Want more grants and accelerators to help female entrepreneurs achieve financial success? Keep an eye on our Finding Funding page for the most up-to-date press releases and information.

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Laura Grant

Laura Grant is a recent graduate of Western New England University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. She spent her undergraduate term developing her writing and communication skills through internships, tutoring, and student media involvement. Her goal is to publish a novel one day.

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