HBIC HQ is dedicated to promoting professional development & entrepreneurship in women so they can build financial freedom and a better future, no matter where they are today.
DO YOU HAVE A GREAT BUSINESS IDEA BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?
As a non-profit organization, our Startup Incubator is a platform designed to nurture and guide women entrepreneurs through the process of creating their own startup business, regardless of budget or resources; any paid portions directly support our scholarship and grant programs.
The HBIC HQ Startup Incubation Grant Program is a merit-based business incubator program for HBIC HQ Members which includes an application process to be voted on by our Board of Directors and a select Grant Evaluation Committee.
Upon receiving a positive, unanimous vote, the Grant will award the approved Startup Company access to the support and tools needed to nurture them through the business creation process. Hands-on training & a dedicated business coach will guide the Grant recipient through each step in the Startup Incubator program.
Once the Startup Incubator program is complete, the awarded Startup Company will have achieved:
- Official Business Filings, including State, Local, and Tax form filing
- Brand Elements & Presence in Market
- Market Analysis & Product Analysis Reports
- Production Strategy & Operations Cost Reports
- Launch Strategy & Marketing Tools
- Certain startup companies are eligible to work with partnering agencies to provide support for seed fund venture capital fundraising.
Grant levels vary and are based on merit, need, application requirements, and financial factors; and are subject to the fulfillment of training courses as well as other requisites.
Grants my be applied for by qualifying members who meet certain eligibility requirements and complete the application the process. Grants are awarded via vote, based on materials and information supplied during the application process.