Grant Competition Applications

If you are a woman owned business and are interested in the 2021 Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Grant Competition, applications closed on January 31, 2021. You can check our site in the coming weeks to learn about who our judges have selected to pitch their business.

The last in person event in 2019, our (WEC) Grant Competition was able to award 24 grants close to $ 20,000 to Utah women business owners to help them grow their businesses. In 2020 we took the event virtual, but still gave out over $20,000 in grant money to our competitors who had the added challenge of presenting remotely. The support of our attendees and business sponsors has been amazing. We can’t thank you enough for adapting and continuing to support this important event.

Before filling out an 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 registered 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: Previous grant award winners are not eligible. Grant funds may not be used to pay off debt. Must be a for-profit business.
Download Official Rules (PDF)
Make the most of your application by viewing our videos, posted below the application form, or on the Pitch Tips page.

2021 Dates

Follow the Money and 2021 Orientation event – Nov. 13, 2020 – Online Event
November 13th – 2020 WEC Grant Application Orientation – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Virtual Zoom Event

January 31st – Applications Due by 11:59 p.m.

February 22 – Quarter Finalists Announced

March 5th – pitching workshop 9:00-10:30

March 19th – Quarter Final Pitches scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

March 22nd – Semi Finalists Announced

April 2nd – Semi Finalists Pitches scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

April 5th – Finalists Announced

April 20th – 4:30 – 6:30 WEC Grant Reception

April 21st – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Event

Stay tuned for more details and plan to attend one of our orientation events.

View helpful instruction videos below:

La Historia de WEC
La introducción y el Propósito
Elegibilidad
El uso de fondos
El Proceso de solicitud
La Cronologia
Los Recursos
La Tecnica de Venta
¡Puedes hacerlo!