EmpowerHER, a partnership between Ford Motor Company Fund and Michigan Women’s Foundation, will offer a continuum of programs and services to women (and a few good men) wishing to start or grow Social Venture Enterprises.
A social venture enterprise:
- fundamentally exists to solve a real community problem
- must focus on a product or service people will pay for
- must follow “No Margin, No Mission,” that is, while some profits may be sacrificed to serve the mission, the business must ultimately be sustainable
Concept Paper submission opens on Thursday, September 7 and closes on Friday, October 6, 2017. To determine which category may be right for you, please click on each highlighted category and review the questions;
Ideation: This 1-2 page paper will focus on the creative process of generating, developing and communicating your new ideas. The Ideation phase comprises all stages of a thought cycle from innovation to development to actualization.
Launch: This 2-page paper will focus on bringing the original idea to fruition. There are six very important areas in this stage of bringing your business to market.
Growth: This 2-page concept paper will require that you provide insight into your current business and your strategy to take it to the next level both from a profit and a community impact perspective.
A calendar of the entire EmpowerHER competition timeline is provided by clicking on this link.
Applicants may use the link below to start their application:
For more information contact Meaghan McLaughlin 313-962-1920 or firstname.lastname@example.org