Driven by its PACE (Purpose.Access.Capital. Expertise) model and commitment to creating a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem, New Voices offers women of color entrepreneurs unprecedented access, capital, and expertise to build, grow and scale their businesses with purpose.
New Voices Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is focused on providing flexible funding, learning and networking opportunities to these entrepreneurs via pitch competitions, mobile accelerators, coaching and mentoring, online masterclasses, and communications outreach via social media, newsletters and other channels.
In 2020, New Voices will provide up to 60 grants to women of color founders through pitch competitions. Each competition awards $100,000 in cash grants, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, combined with coaching, mentoring and personalized business skills development post-competition. Additionally, the community of pitch competition winners remain connected and access networking and partnership opportunities through New Voices’ robust ecosystem, helping to further ensure the long term viability and sustainability of their enterprises.
To date, the Foundation has invested more than $1.4 million in non-dilutive capital and matched support dollars in companies owned by women of color, hosted nine pitch competitions for 87 women at EssenceFest, CES and other leading national and regional anchor events, provided hundreds of coaching and mentorship hours, and connected them to meaningful networking and partnership opportunities.
Meanwhile, our vibrant New Voices community of 13,000+ women of color owned businesses that are registered on our platform engages with our learning programming and remains connected through our newsletters, social media channels, website, and other communications channels.
WHY NEW VOICES
New Voices offers women of color entrepreneurs unprecedented access, capital, and expertise to build, grow and scale their businesses with purpose.
New Voices Foundation has invested more than $1.4 million in non-dilutive capital and matched support dollars in companies owned by women of color.