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MDWA Entrepreneur Grant

About the MDWA Entrepreneur Grant: 

Mid-Day Women's Alliance (MDWA) is taking applications for the 7th annual Women's Entrepreneurship Grant during the month of June. This competitive grant is open to women who own a new or existing business located in Winnebago, Calumet, or Outagamie counties that has started to produce revenue and is seeking to grow; any woman entrepreneur that fits that description is encouraged to apply.

Multi-level marketing companies and nonprofit organizations will not be considered. 

Grant Recipient Receives:

One local female business owner will receive a $2,000 grant to support her business, monthly in-person business mentoring from a team of experts, 1:1 business coaching from a WWBIC small business coach, and an all-expenses paid one-year membership to Mid-Day Women's Alliance (value $400).

Application Opens: June 3, 2024

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm

Interview Timeline: 

Applications will be reviewed by the Grant committee who will choose final candidates for a second round of judging. All applicants will be informed of whether they are chosen as a finalist by Friday, July 14th. Not all applicants will receive an interview. If chosen, finalists must be available on Tuesday, July 30th for a 1-hour interview sometime between 1pm until 5pm for the final in-person interview by an panel of judges. Finalists will be informed of the outcome of the final judging by Thursday, August 8. 

Mid-Day Women's Alliance Entrepreneur Grant Awards: The 2024 Entrepreneur Grant recipient will be awarded and celebrated on Wednesday, August, 21st from 11:30am - 1pm. All are welcome to attend this luncheon to celebrate the five finalists and honor the one recipient of the Mid-Day Women's Alliance Entrepreneur Grant.  

About Mid-Day Women’s Alliance: Supporting women in the Fox Cities, MDWA is an organization that promotes equity for all women and helps them to develop their potential through: (NAMES) networking, advocacy, mentoring, education and skills-building.

About WWBIC: The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a leading statewide innovative economic development corporation that is “Putting Dreams to Work” by assisting micro enterprise & small businesses. They are AERIS rated and are one of Wisconsin’s first Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). WWBIC’s primary focus is on women, people of color, lower-wealth individuals, and veterans and military connected families. They open doors of opportunity by providing direct lending and access to fair and responsible capital, quality business training, one-on-one technical business assistance and coaching to increase financial wellness. 

WWBIC has fiercely championed their mission by operating in five Wisconsin regions to offer services statewide, channeling its activities through three primary lines of business: small business lending (ranging from $1,000 to $350,000); technical assistance/coaching; and entrepreneurship and financial wellness training. Since 1987, WWBIC has served 72,343 individuals and loaned nearly $100M to small business owners. Their technical and capital support has created or retained 21,047 jobs with 8,961 businesses started, strengthened, or expanded. To learn more about WWBIC visit: 

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Learn more about the Past Entrepreneur Grant Recipients here!

Mid-Day Women's Alliance

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