Center announces women entrepreneur grant winners
Oct. 31, 2023 — DENTON — The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE), a program of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University, has selected 25 female entrepreneurs to receive $5,000 awards through its StartHER Grant Program, part of an ongoing effort to boost women-owned businesses in Texas.
The 25 awardees were selected from a pool of 264 applicants across Texas.
“We were happy to see such a robust response from applicants to the StartHER grant program, which indicates the clear need of funding for women-owned businesses,” said Tracy Irby, the center’s director. “We continue to provide this support to allow more Texas women to achieve success in entrepreneurship.”
The following awardees will receive $5,000 to start or expand their businesses:
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|911 Backflows, LLC
|KLW Design Group, LLC
|Southern Roots Vegan
|Top Choice Laboratory, LLC
|Digital Marketing Maven & Associates
|The Touring Chocolatier, LLC
|Any Day CPR Training, LLC
|Jelly Nonprofit Consulting
|Diaper Concierge, LLC
|Alkin Solutions, LLC
|La Gourmet Baking
|Rescue Life CPR
|Maggie Jane’s Farm, Inc.
|Alexander’s Consulting Firm, LLC
|Ollie Oats, LLC
|Victory Creative Learning, LLC
|Bear’s Little Bros.
Requests for grant funding included purchases of machinery, marketing materials, technology, equipment and training. To be eligible for grants, the for-profit, woman-owned businesses must be based in Texas or in the process of being established in Texas.
Awardees are required to meet with a small business advisor, submit a business plan and complete a small business training course hosted by the CWE to receive funding. The course will cover topics such as business plan development, marketing, legal matters, insurance, accounting and financing.
The CWE is a program of TWU’s Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership. The institute is dedicated to preparing women to take on successful roles in business and public service to ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses and the framework needed to run for public office.
Director, Center for Women Entrepreneurs
Page last updated 3:21 PM, October 31, 2023