Business Resource Round-Up for February and March 2024

    February 21, 2024

    Each month, we gather the best in small business resources and grant opportunities that support entrepreneurs.

    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-Shark-Tank“Shark Tank” Season 16 Casting Call  

    The producers of the ABC reality series "Shark Tank" are on a nationwide search to discover the next successful entrepreneurs, inventors, businesspersons, creators, and innovators. In each episode, entrepreneurs are given the unprecedented chance to make their businesses grow immediately. Audition online or in person through July 2024.



    Innovate Together Grants   

    TikTok and Black Girl Ventures are providing 12 grants, from $2,500 to $10,000, to connect small businesses with creators for creative collaborations that will shape your legacy and fuel your success. You need to have an active TikTok account and be able to deliver a project within three months of receiving the grant.  Apply by Feb. 29.

    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-MasschallengeMassChallenge Accelerator   

    The U.S. Early Stage Accelerator is designed to propel startup growth through unparalleled access to mentors, peers, customers, knowledge, and capital. The program experience is industry agnostic and tailored for early-stage companies, from the ideation stage to early market engagement with less than $2M in revenue. Apply by Feb. 29. 


    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-Barclays-Small-Business-Big-WinsBarclays Small Business Big Wins Grant

    How do your business products or services impact others and/or the community? Share your small business story for a chance to win up to $60,000. Explain how your business is adjusting to the current economy, and demonstrate your perseverance, creativity and passion for your business. Apply by March 4.

    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-Corporate-Sister-Challenge-Henry-Society-JournalHenry Society Corporate Sister Challenge  

    $7,500 of in-kind services are available to businesses with less than $2M in revenue within one of these categories: food and beverage, lifestyle, home, fashion and beauty, wellness, finance, or tech. Apply by March 4.


    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-Miller-Center-AcceleratorMiller Center for Social Entrepreneurship  

    Must be a women-owned or -led social enterprise that is intentional about supporting women’s economic empowerment, climate resilience, or the intersection of both and have at least $50K in income. Apply by March 15.


    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-REV-Ithaca-Startup-Works-AcceleratorRev’s Prototyping Hardware Accelerator   

    Over 10 weeks, Rev’s Prototyping Hardware Accelerator offers four tracks — Classic, AgTech, ClimateTech, and MedTech — to guide product teams to determine if their ideas are commercially desirable, technologically feasible, and economically viable. Teams will receive a stipend of up to $2,000 to advance their prototype. Apply by March 25.


    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-Hello-Alice-GrubHub-10K-GrantsRestaurant Disaster Relief Grant  

    The Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund, a partnership between DoorDash and Hello Alice, provides $10,000 grants to restaurants that have been affected by natural disasters. The fund is available to for-profit restaurants with a brick-and-mortar location, no more than three total locations, 50 or fewer employees per location, and revenues of $3 million or less per location. Apply by March 29.  


    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-Engage-with-Enterprise-Hello-AliceHello Alice Small Business Summit Series: Engage with Enterprise   

    Join Hello Alice for an in-person event aiming to connect small business owners with the procurement and supplier diversity teams of major corporations. Gain insights into the intricacies of corporate procurement processes, the importance of supplier diversity, and how to leverage these to grow your business. Tickets are $199 for the March 19 event in Dallas, TX.


    SpringBoard-Feb-March-2024-Resources-The-Josephine-CollectiveJosephine Collective Angel Investors  

    The Josephine Collective looks at deals on a rolling basis, and founders can apply to be considered at any time. The entire process should take no more than three weeks from presentation to wire. Investments can range from $10,000 to $100,000, depending on the Collective’s interest. Learn more.


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