About 2017 Shiffon Startup Competition for Startups Focused on Women Challenges
Application is currently ongoing for 2017 Shiffon Startup Competition for Startups Focused on Women Challenges.
Shiffon was launched by two Harvard University students determined to foster a world where women and girls from around the world are empowered to pursue boundless opportunities. Made with ethically-sourced material, 50% of Shiffon’s proceeds go towards women empowerment; social good is woven into every aspect of the business. Shiffon actively collaborates with partners including United Nations Women and the Startup Girl foundation.
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.
The competition is open to budding entrepreneurs passionate about launching enterprises that are driven to empower women and provide employment opportunities.
Deadline for submissions will be 18 January, 2017. Winners will be announced on 25 January.
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.
Applications are open to One Young World Ambassadors 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.
How to Apply
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