We created RISE UP in 2021 to encourage more women to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career, to lift the capability of female founders and champion female entrepreneurship in Aotearoa.
RISE UP is a seed grant for globally ambitious female founders. We will select 5-10 ambitious female founders to go through a series of founder-focussed workshops, culminating in a pitch night where the winner will take away $10,000 cash!
We're looking for globally ambitious female founders who meet the following criteria. To be eligible you need to be a female founder (or have one female founder) and have:
N.B. You must submit a 90 second video as well as filling in the application form below.
16 May 2022 Applications open
10 June 2022 Applications close
17 June 2022 Finalists confirmed
27 June 2022 Accelerator programme starts
17 August 2022 Pitch night
RISE UP enabled me to capitalise on the early potential of my business by connecting me with the right people in the industry and assisting me to identify strengths and weaknesses. Plus the cash has allowed me to cross some of the many expensive business hygiene tasks off my list.
- &Again founder and 2021 RISE UP winner, Wendy Quach