Shiffon Startup Competition 2017 for Entrepreneurs focused on Women Empowerment ($25,000 in Prizes & Mentorship)

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Economic growth is inextricably linked to women’s participation in the workforce. In many corners of the globe, women have limited access to opportunities and financial resources to build a life of their own; Shiffon, a luxury jewelry design enterprise, combines business and social purpose to break this cycle and empower women and girls globally.

To overcome the challenges women face, Shiffon has launched a startup competition where 5 entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to kickstart initiatives in their respective countries.

Requirements:

  • The competition is open to budding entrepreneurs passionate about launching enterprises that are driven to empower women and provide employment opportunities.
  • Applications are open to those who are in the ideation/early stages of a social venture, or are launching a new subsidiary or offshoot of an existing social enterprise.
  • Submissions are not only limited to women; men with initiatives whose purpose is to support women’s empowerment are welcome to apply.

Benefits:

  • Shiffon is offering five $5,000 prizes and mentorship from leading fashion and tech companies and consultancies to successful applicants. They understand that mentorship in addition to capital is crucial for the success of young businesses.

Application and Selection Process:

Deadline for submissions will be 18 January, 2017. Winners will be announced on 25 January.

For More Information:

Visit here to apply for the Shiffon Startup Competition 2017

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Utibe Etim is a social entrepreneur, an IT expert and a business developer. He is committed to solving some of the biggest problems in entrepreneurship eco-system by support young entrepreneurs in identifying opportunities and resources to help them plan, start and grow their businesses. He is the founder of UtibeEtim.com, a platform that focuses on promoting entrepreneurship as a viable career option and a solution to unemployment for young Nigerians and Africans which in turn create wealth and economic development. Utibe Etim develops business plans, feasibility studies, website development, social media marketing just to mention a few. He writes unique and inspiring articles and share tips on business and technology. You can connect with him on Facebook personal profile or Facebook Business page or Twitter: @Twitter or Phone: 07031542324 or or contact me on info(at)utibeetim.com or utibeman(@)gmail.com

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