Grant Competition Applications

If you are a woman owned business and are interested in the 2020 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Grant Competition, you can now apply, applications will close January 31, 2020.

The 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference (WEC) Grant Competition, held April 17, 2019. In 2019, awarded 24 grants close to $ 20,000 to Utah women business owners to help them grow their businesses. This year we have several new grant types and options to expand our reach.

Before filling out the application, please review the competition eligibility, instructions, what the judges are looking for, important dates and the competition rules found on our website.

If you have specific questions regarding this form, please email us at UtahWEC@gmail.com.

Good Luck!

Pitch Example

Ann Atkins, Meth Mob

Eligibility

  • 51% ownership by 1 or more women of a registerd Utah Business
  • Business must have an active business license
  • Business must have earned revenue in the previous year (no minimum)

*Semi-finalists will need to show proof

NOTES: Nonprofits may apply if services benefit woman, are sustainable, and will become more self-sufficient. Previous year’s semifinalists OK to reapply. Grant funds may not be used to pay off debt.
Download Official Rules (Google doc)
Make the most of your application by viewing our videos, posted below the application form, or on the Pitch Tips page.

2020 Dates

Applications are now open until Jan 31, 2020

 November 21st – 2020 WEC Grant Application Orientation – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

https://www.utwng.com/events/wec-grant-orientation/   

   December 4th – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2020 WEC Grant Application Orientation – In Spanish & English – Suazo Business Center

January 7th – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2020 WEC Grant Application Orientation – In Spanish & English – Suazo Business Center 

   January 31st – Applications Due

   February 19th – Quarter Finalists and Nonprofit Finalists Announced

   February 28th – Pitching Workshop – 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Dept of Agriculture

   March 4th – Quarter Final Pitch Competition – Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce – 24 Participants

   March 25th – Semi-Final Pitch Competition – Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce – 12 Participants

   April 1st 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Nonprofit Finalists Pitch on Facebook Live (5 Participants)

April 1st – Announce Five (5) WEC Grant Finalists

   April 15th – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference

 

We got a fantastic response in 2019 and look forward to reviewing and selecting our 2020 competitors. Stay tuned for more details and plan to attend one of our orientation events.

Download Official Rules (PDF)