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August’s 8 Best Accelerators and Grants for Female Entrepreneurs

It's time for our monthly money roundup. Don't miss out on these resources!

Are you a struggling single mom? Or do you have the next best food invention? We have resources tailored specifically for you. Boost your business with accelerators. Gather funding from grants. Take the stage and sell your business in a pitch competition. All of these deadlines close by August 31. Don’t miss out on these opportunities!

Accelerators, grants and other opportunites for female entrepreneurs:

  • BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program
    • For: Women-owned businesses with a commitment to social, environmental or economic sustainability
    • What: $10,000
    • Deadline: August 13
  • NEXT Venture Pitch Conference
    • For: Business in the Southeast with investment opportunities
    • What: Opportunity to pitch – the winner will move on to the Venture Atlanta conference showcase
    • Deadline: August 15
  • Calling All Dreamers Pitch Competition
    • For: Business owners in Sacramento, California
    • What: $20,000 and $100,000 in financial planning, legal services, graphic design and marketing
    • Deadline: August 16
  • Founders First Bootcamp – Fall Program
    • For: Businesses with $250,000 in annual revenue, with special considerations for:
      • Woman-owned business
      • Entrepreneurs of color
      • Military veterans
      • Members of a participating business organization
      • Entrepreneurs located in a low- to moderate-income area
    • What: Interactive webinars, mentorship, weekly meetings, funding opportunities
  • Recipes for Success Food Accelerator
    • For: Food entrepreneurs with a food or beverage product in Tuscon, Arizona
    • What: Education and presentations
    • Deadline: August 20
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) Growth Grants
    • For: NASE members who are small business owners
    • What: Up to $4,000
    • Deadline: August 31
  • Single Mom Stimulus Grant
    • For: Single moms
    • What: $500
    • Deadline: August 31 for the September selection – grant is rolling

Want more accelerators, grants and resources for female entrepreneurs? Read 34 Funding Sources and Alternative Funding Sources For Tech Startups.

About the author

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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