Business Resource Round-Up for June and July 2024

    June 12, 2024

    Business Resource Round-Up for June and July 2024
    Each month, we gather the best in small business resources and grant opportunities that support entrepreneurs.

    CALoanMatch_LinkedIn_1200x628_1.6California Small Business Loan Match: Office Hours + Q&A   

    Learn more about the new, free California Small Business Loan Match resource for California small businesses. This webinar will feature representatives from IBank’s Small Business Finance Center and other program partners who can answer questions about the application process, loan readiness, responsible lending, and more. Questions may be submitted in advance to program partner Next Street at IIEKN@nextstreet.com

    Register for the webinar scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, at 1:30 p.m. PT.


    The CO.LAB Sustainable Mobility Accelerator

    CO.LAB Sustainable Mobility Accelerator     

    This program will support the growth of six startups per cohort (twice per year) through a network of experienced mentors, technologists, industry experts, venture capitalists and local corporate partners. The program focuses on industries such as supply chain innovations, smart traffic solutions, connected autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and quantum technology. Each selected startup will receive a $20,000 investment on the terms of their current round with additional funding consideration at the conclusion of the program. Relocation to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the duration of the program is required.

    Apply by June 23.

    Robin-Hood-AI-Poverty-Challenge-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesRobin Hood AI Poverty Challenge     

    Up to nine finalists will receive $100,000 each and then have up to a three-month acceleration period to further refine and strengthen their solution. Solutions — including products, services, technical infrastructure, and training and capacity building — must focus on one of the following categories: education, financial empowerment, and workforce. 

    Apply by June 26. 


    EmPOWERED-To-Serve-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesEmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator     

    The six-week National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator is an intensive training and grant program, with up to $100,000 in capital available, to help you scale your health impact-focused business within a condensed timeframe. 

    Apply by June 28.

    Lululemon-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesLululemon Here to Be Grant    

    The Here to Be grant accelerates the work of community-led nonprofit organizations around the globe that are advancing the wellbeing of people and our planet through grants up to $50,000. 

    Apply by June 28.


    Nobellum-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesNobellum Innovator Program-2024 Cohort Black Innovators in STEM 

    The Nobellum Innovator Program is a free program that supports pre-seed (idea stage) and seed (growth stage) startups in STEM fields like technology, biotechnology, healthcare, engineering, environmental sciences, and AI. The program does not provide direct grant money, but offers numerous benefits to participants. 

    Apply by June 30. 

    QuickBooks-Small-Business-Grant-DreamSpring-Busisness-Resource-June-July-2024QuickBooks Small Business Grant    

    Intuit is giving away 20 QuickBooks grants to small business owners. Grants include $10,000 cash and free business coaching. 

    Apply by June 30.


    Global Good Fund Fellowship-DreamSpring-Busisness-Resource-June-July-2024Global Good Fund Fellowship  

    The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month program supporting the leadership development of social enterprise leaders across the globe. The Global Good Fund develops each innovator by pairing them with a professional executive coach and C-suite business executive who serves as a mentor, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and $10,000 in grant capital. 

    Apply by June 30. 

    Mutual-of-America-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesMutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award    

    The Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award recognizes outstanding nonprofit organizations in the United States that have shown exemplary leadership by facilitating partnerships with public, private, or social sector leaders who are serving as a model for collaborating with others for the greater good. Grants up to $100,000 are available.

    Apply by July 1.


    Cartier-Womens-Initiative-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesCartier Women's Initiative   

    Women-run and women-owned businesses in any sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact are eligible for grants up to $100,000.  

    Apply by July 3. 

    Start-Pivot-Grow-Grant-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesStart Pivot Grow Grant     

    To qualify for this $2,500 grant, you must be in business for at least two years, have annual revenue of $50,000 or more, and have one to five employees (including the owner). 

    Apply by July 8.


    ATandT_Shes_Connected_Grant_SpringBoard_Aug_2023She's Connected Grant - AT&T    

    She's Connected by AT&T is open to women-owned small-businesses with fewer than 51 employees. The grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 grant and a year of free AT&T service alongside a new device. Four runner-up businesses will receive $5,000 microgrants. 

    Apply by July 10. 

    Female-Founder-Collective-Giveaway--DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesFemale Founder Collective Giveaway     

    FounderMade and Female Founder Collective (FFC) will award select woman entrepreneurs with the additional funding and resources they need to continue growing their businesses through a limited-time giveaway. The grand prize winner will receive a free booth at FounderMade’s upcoming Innovation Show West on Oct. 19, a one-year membership to FFC’s 10th House Community, and a $10,000 grant.  

    Apply by July 21.


    Butler-Accelerator-for-Education-&-Workforce-Innovation-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesButler Accelerator for Education & Workforce Innovation  

    The Butler Accelerator for Education & Workforce Innovation, powered by gener8tor, works with five high-growth startups that are best poised to transform the way individuals and companies work and learn, and provides them with the coaching, capital ($100,000 investment in return for 7.5% equity), and connections they need to build and grow their business. The program is open to any startup that is focused on making systemic change in post-secondary education and the future of work. 

    Apply by July 19. 

    Entrepreneurship-World-Cup-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesEntrepreneurship World Cup  

    This competition offers over $1M in cash prizes to top entrepreneurs and provides a supportive community, global exposure, and access to mentorship and resources to help grow their businesses.

    Apply by July 31. 


    americas-sbdc-DreamSpring-Business-ResourcesSBDC Food Industry Mastermind     

    Join other industry professionals from across your Small Business Development Center (SBDC) state chapter in the Food Industry Mastermind virtual round table. Each month, dive into monthly restaurant/food business operations topics, gain insights from industry leaders, and network with fellow entrepreneurs. The program is free but requires a six-month commitment.

    Apply any time!