InnovateHER Business Plan Challenge

Join us for the 2015 InnovateHER Business Competition Challenge!

The Small Business Administration is teaming up with Microsoft to launch the InnovateHER 2016 Challenge, national prize competition aimed at unearthing products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and families through local business competitions that culminate in a live pitch Final Round. 

During the InnovateHER Finals, up to 10 Finalists will compete for the Top Three cash prizes totaling $70,000 provided by Microsoft.  This year, the national InnovateHER Finals will be held on March 16 & 17, 2016 in the Washington, D.C. metro area as part of a larger Women’s Summit.

The InnovateHER Challenge provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase products and services that:

  • Have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families (30%)
  • Have the potential for commercialization (40%), and
  • Fill a need in the marketplace (30%)

PeopleFund has been selected to be a local host for the Challenge. We will collect submissions, review the business plans, and select the candidate who best meet the above criteria.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form to the right. Challenge submissions are due by 5 pm, Monday November 2nd.

We will also host a Meet and Mingle on November 4th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm to celebrate all the challenge participants and announce the nominee.

Have questions? Contact Emily to learn more.


Enter your information below to join the challenge.