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The Entrepreneurial Dream Project is a $100,000 non-dilutive grant fund and mentorship program benefiting new businesses that are building during COVID-19.
Recipients will receive non-dilutive capital and coaching from the Supermaker Mentor Network, a dream team of 40+ business leaders from Mark Cuban to Rebecca Minkoff, with representation from companies including Unilever, Adidas, Harry's, and many more.
Submissions are open now through June 15th, 2020.
We believe in the power of Supermaker to contribute towards an ambitious entrepreneurial future for the business leaders of tomorrow.
With small businesses under threat, and ambitions waning in the face of pandemic and mounting downturn, the Entrepreneurial Dream Project provides for those building in the face of adversity.
A financial award of $100,000 will be split equally between two companies.
Additionally, ten companies will receive mentoring from the Supermaker Mentor Network of acclaimed founders, executives, investors, and operators.
As part of the program, Supermaker will feature behind the scenes stories and insights from the exceptional, award-winning founders and mentors. We look forward to rallying and engaging the Supermaker community in support of aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs everywhere.
Founder of Schmidt's Naturals, Supermaker, and Color
Shark and Owner of Dallas Mavericks and 2929 Entertainment
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Harry's; Co-Founder, Warby Parker
Founder, Rebecca Minkoff and Female Founder Collective
Founder & CEO, Create & Cultivate
CEO, Seventh Generation (Unilever)
Founder & CEO, Blavity
Founder, Hello Products; Chief Innovation Strategist, Colgate
Co-Founders & Co-CEOs, Haus
Co-Founder, President & COO, Ellevest
Founder of Supermaker and Color; Schmidt's Naturals
Co-Founder & CEO, Once Upon a Farm; Fmr. CEO, Annie's
CEO, Schmidt's Naturals (Unilever)
Co-Founder & CEO, Wildfang
Founder, Hippeas; Founder & CEO, Green Park Brands
Co-Founder, Well+Good; Strategic Advisor
The Honey Pot Company
Co-Founders & Co-CEOs, Glow Recipe
Co-Founder & CEO, barre3
Founder & CEO, Live Tinted
Co-Founder & CEO, SparkToro
Founder & CEO, Beautycounter
Founder & CEO, Thrive Causemetics
Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, Pattern Brands
Founder & CEO, Walker's Legacy & Walker's Legacy Foundation
Founder & CEO, FounderMade
Founder, Chinatown Market
Founder & CEO, Skyn Iceland
Founder & CEO, Elliot & DTC Live
Design Director, adidas
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, EO Products
Founder, Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care
CEO, Sharma Brands
Chef & Restaurateur, Otium; Winner, Netflix's The Final Table
Founder & CEO, Maude
Founder & CEO, Black Girl Ventures
Co-Founder & CEO, PhanZu; EIR, Supermaker; CTO, Ageist
Founder & CEO, Red Wolf Entertainment
Principal, Earle & Co.; Faculty, Northwestern/Kellogg
Consumer Investor, Bain Capital; Special Projects, Virgin Voyages
Co-Founder & CEO, Hero Cosmetics
Managing Director, Cleo Capital
Founder, Glam Seamless & TV Personality
Managing Partner, Common Thread Co
Commerce Director and Business Development Leader
If you have have any questions about whether you qualify, please email EDP@supermaker.com.
The EDP review board will evaluate all applications based on a variety of considerations, including the following:
What makes a good application:
What if my businesses started before 2019?
Unfortunately, we're not able to extend the eligibility window. However, we are working on ways to share learnings from the program and extend mentorship to more businesses that can benefit—stay tuned!
What if my business has special circumstances that make it unsure whether I should apply?
Fill out the application! We will review all circumstantial information and make a determination as to whether your business qualifies. If we have any questions, we will reach out for further information.
Will there be further rounds of evaluation beyond the application?
The EDP Review Board anticipates the need for further communication with some applicants after the deadline to receive applications has passed. We will not be reaching out to applicants until after the deadline.
What category of businesses are eligible?
There are no limits. B2C, B2C, CBD, consumer, tech, nonprofits—any and all are welcome to apply!
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