Small Business Funding

Announcing the Democratizing the Friends & Family Round Grant Recipients

Made possible by Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS, this initiative provides 40 companies a $25,000 grant and virtual coaching package to help them bring their venture-scalable or venture-viable product or idea to life.

January 24, 2022 · < 1 min read
Jessica Spaulding, owner of Harlem Chocolate Factory

After receiving a record 12,000 applications, we’re proud to announce the recipients of Democratizing the Friends & Family Round by Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS, in partnership with Hello Alice! This initiative awards $25,000 grants and virtual coaching to 40 female founders of color leading early-stage, high-growth companies.

These impressive founders are building companies nationwide ranging from STEAM-focused gaming for girls and AI-powered beauty brands to medtech innovations and artisanal food products, and more.

Recipients will use the funding to help them get to their next big milestone on their pathways to scale. Review the full list of recipients below, and visit the Small Business Funding Center to find more grant opportunities and lending options.