Win $100K for your female-founded food biz!

May 14, 2019

Want to win $100K for your female-founded food biz? Apply for Stacy’s Rise Project by June 21!

Stacy’s Pita Chips — a brand founded by a woman entrepreneur — is teaming up with Alice, a leading online resource for women and other underrepresented entrepreneurs.

In the third annual Rise Project initiative, the partners will award $200,000 to help women grow their food/beverage focused businesses. A team of leading business experts will serve as judges to select five female entrepreneur finalists who will be awarded a $20,000 funding prize, entrepreneurial advice and network building support. One of these women will also win an additional $100,000 grand prize award to help take their business to the next level.

Finalists will also receive a dedicated PepsiCo Mentor, virtual training and support via Alice’s WomanMade Community, and a ticket to Alice’s female founder conference, Circular Summit 2020.

The requirements:

  1. You have a company with a food and/or beverage product or service.
  2. You have sold your product. Whether you’re selling at a farmer’s market, online or in a storefront, your revenue should be between $25K & $2M.
  3. Your company is woman-founded (at least 50% of the founding team).
  4. You’re able to participate in the mentorship program, which will include a trip to PepsiCo Headquarters, digital office hours, and mentorship calls. (You cannot be enrolled in another accelerator program.)

Applications opened May 9 and will close June 21. The five finalists will be announced and awarded their $20K on July 19. On Nov. 19 — Women’s Entrepreneurship Day — the Stacy’s Rise Winner will be announced and awarded the $100K grand prize. Apply here.

Let us know if you apply so we can root for you!