resource guide for female entrepreneurs
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The 2018 Resource Guide For Female Entrepreneurs

If you're launching a startup, we know you have a lot of needs. Here's a resource guide for female entrepreneurs who need to know the places to go to get what they need right now.

If you’re launching a startup, we know you have a lot of needs. Here’s a resource guide for female entrepreneurs who need to know the places to go to get what they need.

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

ACCELERATORS/INCUBATORS

500 Startups – California

AZ TechCelerator – Arizona

BIG – Georgia

Code2040 – California

Dreamit Ventures – Multi-State

Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator – New York

Foodx – New York

gener8tor – Minnesota

Launch Tennessee – Tennessee

Mass Challenge – Massachusetts

MergeLane – Colorado

NewME – Florida

New Venture Challenge – Illinois

reSET – Connecticut

Sephora Accelerate – California

Springboard Enterprises – Washington, D.C.

Techstars – Colorado

The Refinery – Connecticut

The South Florida Accelerator – Florida

Valley Venture Mentors – Massachusetts

Women’s Startup Lab – California

Wyoming Technology Business Center – Wyoming

Y Combinator – California

Yield Lab – Missouri

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

ANGEL INVESTORS / VENTURE CAPITALISTS

37 Angels

500 Women

AngelList (find an investor)

Astia

Belle Capital

Built By Girls Ventures

Female Founders Fund

Forerunner Ventures

Golden Seeds

Global Invest Her

MassNextGen

Pipeline Angels

Plum Alley Co

Women’s Venture Capital Fund

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

COMPETITIONS / GRANTS

Amber Grant (monthly grant/scholarship giveaway)

AMPLIFY (tech pitch competition)

Cartier Women’s Initiative  (solving global challenges)

CodeLaunch (seed accelerator competition)

Draper Competition (Smith College collegiate women entrepreneurs)

Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant Program (grants)

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Government Challenges (list of open challenges by federal agencies)

Halstead Grant (jewelry grant award for emerging designers)

Mentor Capital Network (business plan competition)

Open Meadows (gender/racial/economic justice)

Shereos (business plan competition)

The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition (global startup competition)

Women Startup Challenge (tech)

Women Startup Competition (London competition)

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

CONFIDENCE

Marie Forleo

Motivating Daily

National Association for Self Esteem

selfdevelopmentsecrets.com

The Daily Motivator

The Invisible Mentor

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

FREE COURSES AND GUIDES

50 Startup Founders Reveal Why Their Startups Failed (ebook)

Blogging (beginners guide)

Building A Startup That Matters (ebook)

Charge What You’re Worth (multi-course on pricing)

College Courses

EdX (more free college courses)

Essential Digital Marketing Tool (digital download)

How To Build A Startup  (Lean Launchpad)

How To Get Sponsorships (courses on landing sponsors)

Intercom On Customer Engagement (ebook)

Keep Your Friends Close (ebook on acquiring customers)

Landing Customers Before Having A Product (course)

Primer (marketing lessons)

Sales Bootcamp

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

MARKETING

Adobe Spark Post (free graphic design software)

Canva (free design templates)

Email Marketing Scorecard (see how your emails stack up against others)

Fiverr (marketing services starting at $5)

Foto Jet (free design templates)

HooteSuite (managing social media accounts)

HubSpot Marketing Grader (see how strong your website is)

Infogram  (create infographics)

Moo (business cards & postcards)

Press Release Template

PrLog (free press release distribution)

Similar Web (see how your competitor’s website matches up)

Skitch

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

PHOTOS

CreateHer

Death To Photo Stock

Foodies Feed

Magdeleine

Nappy.co

Stock Up

Unsplash

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

MONEY / SOCIAL MEDIA

Accion (affordable financial services)

ChallengeHER (federal contracting)

DailyWorth (see where you are financially)

Digital Scoop (latest digital marketing trends)

FundingSage (how to be more investable)

Indiegogo (crowdfunding)

Kickstarter (crowdfunding)

Napkin Finance (money in 30 seconds or less)

Social Triggers (social media help)

The Balance (understanding money)

The Penny Hoarder (personal finance tips & deals)

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

NEWS / TRENDS

Center for Women Entrepreneurial Leadership

Female Entrepreneurs Institute

Forbes Woman

Lioness Magazine

On Mogul

Women2.com

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

PODCASTS

2 Dope Queens (everything, including sex & politics)

Build Your Tribe (online business & list building)

Glambition Radio (daily biz news)

Lean The F*ck Out  (successful female entrepreneurs)

Nerdette (tech, science, history)

Radio Cherry Bombe (food industry)

Recode Decode (tech & business)

That’s So Retrograde (wellness)

The Lively Show (inspiration)

Women In Tech (women in tech)

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

STARTUP 

Business Forms & Templates

Business Model Canvas  (map out your business)

Founder2Be (find a cofounder)

Hello Alice  (business advisor)

Lane (where to hire women in tech)

The Lean Launchpad  (what you need to launch)

Tips & To-Do Manager  (keep track of and rank your priorities)

Startup Resources  (a list of resources you may need)

Startup Stash  (a list of resources)

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos

HOW-TO VIDEOS

Big Ticket Sales

BusinessTown  (the Netflix of business)

Grow Your Wealth

TedTalks for Women

QUICK LINKS: Accelerators & Incubators // Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists // Competitions & Grants  // Confidence // Free Courses & Guides // Marketing // Photos // News // Trends // Podcasts // Startup // How – to Videos