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InnovateHER 2017: Innovating for Women Business Challenge



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. The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region and the Albany Center for Economic Success are hosting the SBA’s Capital Region InnovateHER 2017 Challenge.

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

For a complete description of the Challenge, please click SBA Challenge Rules.

One business will be chosen to represent the Capital Region in the national semi-final round. From there, ten winners will be selected to advance to the finals, where they will be invited to make a live marketing pitch to a panel of expert judges. The InnovateHER Final Challenge will be held in September. Finalists will compete for one of three cash prizes totaling $70,000. For more information, call or email Destiny at (518) 436-8586 x802.

If you would like to apply, please complete the required InnovateHER 2017 Application. Access the SBA InnvoateHER website here.

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, May 10th.

Final Business Plans are due Wednesday, May 24th. Please let Destiny know if you would like business plan assistance. 

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