Applications now open for the Antares REACH Grant Program

The Antares REACH Grant Program, presented in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on those that have an established product/market fit, have a clearly identified need for growth capital, and are owned by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs.

A subset of grant recipients will also be considered for participation in Antares’ Growth Track program, a digital community space which will be home to monthly business coaching workshops, mentorship, networking and more.

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Who's eligible?

To be eligible, a business must:

  • Be a for-profit business that is majority (51%+) owned by an individual(s) who is from a historically underrepresented group(s)(HUGs): (Womxn, People of color, Military-affiliated, Persons with disabilities, or LGBTQ+)
  • Have a venture-scalable or venture-viable product or service
  • Have generated a minimum of $25,000 USD in revenue in 2022
  • Complete the Business Health Score prior to application close (the results of the BHS will not impact eligibility for the program)
  • Have a demonstrated need for funding to support growth
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Want the fine print? Read the terms and conditions.

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Application Timeline

Applications for the Antares REACH Grant Program will be accepted from July 17, 2023 at 9 a.m. ET to August 4, 2023, at
6 p.m. ET.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee in accordance with review criteria outlined in the terms and conditions. Recipients will be notified via email and publicly announced in October 2023.

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Our Impact

In partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Antares Capital aspires to increase representation in business by leveraging the organizations’ financial resources and leadership skill sets to provide capital and support underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Antares REACH, Placing success within everyone's reach --- GEN: Global Entrepreneurship Network
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Supporting the historically underrepresented founder community

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$1M non-dilutive capital and resources available

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40 grant recipients

Celebrate Their Success

Announcing the Antares REACH Grant Recipients

Made possible by Antares Capital, this initiative provided 40 small businesses a $20,000 grant to help them grow and scale.

We’re proud to announce the recipients of the Antares REACH Grant Program, presented in partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)! This initiative awarded $20,000 grants to 40 historically underrepresented entrepreneurs, who will also have an opportunity to receive an additional $5,000 grant after completing a follow-up survey demonstrating how the grant has impacted their business.

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


About Antares Capital

With more than $61 billion of capital under management and administration as of March 31, 2023, Antares is a private debt credit manager and a leading provider of financing and investment solutions for private equity-backed borrowers and investors. Through its Asset Management & Funding team, Antares offers the opportunity to invest in collateralized loan obligations, funds, and separately managed accounts. Visit or follow the company on LinkedIn.

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