Capital Region InnovateHER 2017 Challenge

innovateHER challenge 2017 posterThe Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region and the Albany Center for Economic Success are again the local hosts of the national InnovateHER 2017 challenge, which awards prize money to startups. Blurbage:

The InnovateHER Challenge is a national prize competition aimed at spotlighting products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and their families. ...
In order to qualify, your business must have a product or service that:
→ Impacts the lives of women and families
→ Fills a need in the marketplace
→ Has the potential for commercialization

The deadline to apply is this Wednesday, May 10. But business plans don't have to be submitted until May 24. The Community Loan Fund and ACES are offering help with business plans, if needed.

Here's more about the national contest, along with the list of winners the past two years. The region winner advances to a national semifinal.

Last year's regional winner was Sandra Beck of Tidy Tots Diapers, who developed a cloth-free diaper system.

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Hi Everyone! Because of the number of inquiries we have received (thanks AOA), we've extended the application deadline to Monday, May 15th. Please call us if you have any questions. http://mycommunityloanfund.org/albany-center-of-economic-success/

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