You're a Black or Latina woman who's ready to grow your business.
You've got the ideas and the drive
but you need access to resources and capital
That's where we come in.
Through collaborative partnerships, Girls for Technology is leading the way for Black and Latina women throughout Connecticut to engage in innovative, sustainable program solutions that catalyze wealth creation and economic success for Black and Latina families to build more equitable communities by increasing access to higher-paying jobs and small business ownership opportunities.
How it Works
Building For Equity is a 6-week accelerated program and pitch competition for Black and Latina business owners to acquire the necessary training, mentorship, knowledge, and skills needed to gain access to capital.
Girls For Technology will select 10 women business owners to participate in this training and pitch cohort. We'll also provide one-on-one mentorship during the course of your 6-week journey through Building For Equity.
At the end of Building For Equity, each participant will pitch their business plan to an audience of investors and peers at our Building For Equity Pitch Competition!
Pitch to Win
up to $20,000
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must identify as a Black or Latina woman
Participant must commit to 6-weeks in the program
The business must be operating and generating revenue no more than $250K annually
Must be located and doing business within Connecticut
Must be a business operating either in the CPG or Technology industries ( see definition below):
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Company: items used daily by average consumers that require routine replacement or replenishment, such as food, beverages, clothes, makeup, household products, etc.
Technology Company: focus on the development and manufacturing that uses leading-edge scientific and technological knowledge systemically and continuously to produce new goods and services with added value.
Weekly Masterclass taught by industry
Weekly assignments to help assist with knowledge transfer
3 Coaching calls with industry leaders to discuss your business needs
Pitch your business to a live in-person audience for a chance to win $$$
Slack community for contained networking, learning, and resource sharing
Connection to partner resources and more
Knowing Your Customer
Discovering the Bottom Line
Legal & Accounting Considerations
Marketing & Branding
Planning For Growth
Raising Capital & Securing Grants
And so much more….