The $53 million fund includes $50 million for Amazon to invest directly in climate-tech companies run by women, says MarketWatch.
Small Business Trends’ roundup includes opportunities to level the playing field for underrepresented founders.
Insider shows the step-by-step from Osahon Ojeaga, cofounder of hair extension startup Nourie, which raised $2.5 million in seed money.
The Tory Burch Foundation’s year-long Fellows Program is for women founders of early-stage companies. The program includes workshops, coaching and a $5,000 business education grant. Apply by November 3.
Essence reports that Walmart’s grant to OVU will help provide retail-facing small businesses with the tools and resources they need to thrive.
In recognition of Women’s Small Business Month, the nonprofit WBC is showcasing organizations that help advance women-owned businesses.
Bank of America’s new program offers grants for SBA 504 and 7(a) commercial real estate loans for women and minority business owners.
Inc. talks to the founder of Backstage Capital, which invests in women, people of color and LGBTQ+ founders.
Go Banking Rates rounds up resources that can be especially helpful for women and minorities.
Even in a tough VC environment, women are helping bring in the funding, says Inc.
The Small Business Boost Fund will offer loans of up to $500,000, says The CT Mirror.
Nerd Wallet spotlights sources ranging from state and federal programs to private grants.
Look beyond traditional loans, says CoFounder magazine, and consider everything from crowdfunding to angel investors.
True Wealth Ventures invests exclusively in women-led companies that improve human and environmental health, says BusinessWire.
B2 lists VCs that are on a mission to improve the flow of capital to underrepresented groups.
Jennifer Lopez’s Limitless Labs and microfinance funder Grameen America plan to empower 600,000 low-income Latinx women.
Executive Biz showcases great grants, and tells how to apply for them.
The Innovate Capital Growth Fund will fund small business in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states, says The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Offering business advice and support, these centers are now available in all 50 states, reports Small Business Trends.
Amazon Web Services’ Impact Accelerator will target early-stage startups led by Black, Latino, LGBTQIA+ and women founders, reports TechCrunch.
For 10 years, nonprofit Launchpad2X has mentored women entrepreneurs; now it’s adding a grant fund, says The Business Journals.
Most major beauty companies are led by men, but Swiftarc Ventures’ Beauty Fund wants to change that equation, reports Austin Monthly.
TGC Impact Growth Fund will provide access to capital for women- and minority-owned or operated businesses in 16 states from Maryland to Texas, reports Yahoo.
Forbes explains why this source of funding is such a boon to women and minority business owners.
Graham & Walker evolved out of the support group Female Founders Alliance, says TechCrunch.
The Conversation offers advice for overcoming the funding gender gap.
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