Thursday November 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST
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Renaissance Women's Business Center Presents

InnovateHER 2016

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Want to compete in a national competition for a chance to win $70,000 in cash awards?

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a local InnovateHER 2016 competition.  

The national competition is looking for a product or service that:

  • has a measurable impact on the lives of women and families (30%)
  • has the potential for commercialization (40%)
  • fills a need in the marketplace (30%)


Local Competition

  • 10 applicants will be selected for a live pitch on Nov. 19th, 2015 at Square in San Francisco.
  • This top winner will qualify to compete in the national competition. National selection committee will choose 10 throughout the nation to give a live pitch in Washington, D.C. in March 2016 and the top three winners will share the $70,000 cash awards given by Microsoft.  For more information visit SBA InnovateHER2016.
  • Deadline for submitting your application is  Monday Nov.9th, 2015 at midnight.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Register and send a written business plan 1 - 20 pages maximum including attachments, and please include a one page executive summary on how your idea impacts the lives of women and families.
  • Have a prototype of the product or service (tested the market, you will have a better chance of being selected if you have a prototype or have made sales and have customers).
  • Sign a waiver form after the submission of your online application.

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the SBA.  All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact:  Nga Do, ndo@rencenter.org, (415) 348-6305.