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2017
INNOVATING FOR WOMEN BUSINESS CHALLENGE


Rules to Apply

The SBA 2017 InnovateHER Competition is open to aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs with businesses representing innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. Through the competition, the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) is seeking to amplify products or services that fill a need in the marketplace and have the potential for commercialization.

As a local co-host to the competition, WEI adheres to the rules and criteria put in place by the SBA.

Please click here for full rules and details on the competition.

Application

What stage is your business in? (You may choose more than one).

Do you have a co-founder?

Have you applied for the InnovateHER competition before?

You may submit up to three supplemental attachments to this application, such as:

  • A business plan
  • A pitch deck
  • A marketing plan
  • Financial projections, etc.



WEI 2018 Application – Baseline Criteria

The following baseline criteria must be met to apply for the WEI 2018 cohort. The below pre-application criteria questions for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative must be completed and submitted by the primary business owner, CEO or principal of the woman-owned company.

Please Note:
Immediately following this pre-application, you will be redirected to our main application that will take approximately one (1) hour to complete.

To get started, please answer Yes or No to each question below:

What is your email address?

Is your business 100% woman-owned?
YesNo

Has your business been in operation for a minimum of one year (12 months)?
YesNo

Is your business registered in the state of Georgia or any other state in the United States (corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership)?
YesNo

Is your business licensed to operate in the City of Atlanta?
YesNo

Are you a permanent resident of the City of Atlanta?
YesNo

During the time your business has been in operation, has it generated a profit?
YesNo

Does your business employ more than three people, including the business founder?
YesNo

Are you:
a United States Citizen at least 18 years of age or older, ora legal permanent resident at least 18 years of age or older, oran otherwise qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, 18 years of age or older and lawfully present in the United States.

Can you commit to physically spending a minimum of 20 hours per week, in the incubator space, operating the business if you are a sole proprietor or 30 hours per week for a business with more than one employee?
YesNo

Are you a current City of Atlanta elected official, City of Atlanta employee, or Invest Atlanta employee or employee of any of the City of Atlanta’s or Invest Atlanta’s affiliated agencies or branches?
YesNo

Are you an immediate family member (parent, child, spouse or sibling) or living in the same household, whether or not related, of a current City of Atlanta or Invest Atlanta employee or employee of any of the City of Atlanta’s or Invest Atlanta’s affiliated agencies or branches?
YesNo

Are you an immediate family member (parent, child, spouse or sibling) of a member of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Advisory Board?
YesNo

Are you a vendor affiliated with the development and implementation of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative?
YesNo

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