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WBENC Matchmaker Series

Resource: WBENC Matchmaker Series
Hosted by: Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
To learn more contact: http://www.wbenc.org/matchmaker-series/

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council provides formal matchmaking events to connect corporate and government representatives to WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE). Matchmaking events are held two times a year.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: WBENC-certified as a WBE
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: Yes

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Women Impacting Public Policy

Resource: Women Impacting Public Policy
Hosted by: Women Impacting Public Policy
To learn more contact: http://www.wipp.org/?page=Membership_Benefits

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a nonpartisan organization that educates and advocates on behalf of women-owned businesses. WIPP educates women business owners on economic policy and current legislative initiatives that impact business health and growth. Through its programming, members learn the tools necessary to become advocates on issues that cover a broad range of current legislation and policies, such as affordable healthcare, federal procurement policies, tax policies, energy, telecom, and more.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Webgrrls International

Resource: Webgrrls International
Hosted by: Webgrrls International
To learn more contact: https://www.webgrrls.com/member/join/

Webgrrls International is an online and offline networking organization of professional business women focused on propelling their careers and businesses forward. The program focuses on helping participants network and connect with others, leverage technology, learn new skills, find mentors and interns, and gain access to support and information.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): New York City, NY
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Small Giants Community

Resource: Small Giants Community
Hosted by: Small Giants
To learn more contact: https://www.smallgiants.org/

The Small Giants Community is a global membership organization focused on the promotion, implementation, and advancement of running a successful values-driven business. Membership in the Small Giants Community grants entrepreneurs the ability to connect with global leaders and access to exclusive events and myriad online forums and resources.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): Varies over time 
Primary Requirements: None 
Industry Focus: None 
First Step: Register 
Submission or start date: No
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V-Wise Program

Resource: V-Wise Program
Hosted by: Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
To learn more contact: http://whitman.syr.edu/vwise/about.aspx

V-Wise is a program open to all female veterans, active-duty female service members, and female partners/spouses of active-duty service members and veterans who share the goal of launching and growing sustainable business ventures. The program features a 15-day online learning experience and a 3-day training conference as well as ongoing community mentoring.

Primary Assistance: Networks, Technical Assistance, Education
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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Vistage

Resource: Vistage
Hosted by: Vistage
To learn more contact: http://www.vistage.com

Vistage is an invite-only peer-advisory group that teaches start-ups and small businesses how to become successful. Vistage offers a variety of services, including CEO and executive coaching, leadership development, business mentoring, peer group meetings, and access to vast online resources.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: $5 million in profit/loss responsibility
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Invitation, recommendation or nomination required
Submission or start date: No

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Startup Grind

Resource: Startup Grind
Hosted by: Startup Grind
To learn more contact: https://www.startupgrind.com

Startup Grind is the largest independent start-up community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in more than 185 cities worldwide. Startup Grind offers an annual conference and monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): AZ, CA, CO, CT, D.C., FL, WI, GA, IA, ID, IL, MA, MI, MN, MT, NY, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WY
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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The Points of Light Civic Accelerator

Resource: The Points of Light Civic Accelerator
Hosted by: Points of Light
To learn more contact: http://www.pointsoflight.org/civic-incubator/civic-accelerator

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator program and investment fund is focused on “civic ventures”—for-profit and nonprofit start-ups that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems. The 3-month, boot camp–style program convenes 10 to 15 teams in person and online with the goal of equipping each start-up to seek investments and scale their social innovation.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks, Finance
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: Operating less than 5 years
Industry Focus: Social Entrepreneurship
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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TECenter Accelerator

Resource: TECenter Accelerator
Hosted by: TECenter
To learn more contact: http://tecaccelerator.com/

TECenter is a business & technology accelerator associated with Boise State University and the Idaho Small Business Development Center. TECenter provides entrepreneurs with technical assistance, coworking space, and access to other valuable tools and resources.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Nampa, ID
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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The Dolphin Tank

Resource: The Dolphin Tank
Hosted by: Springboard Enterprises
To learn more contact: https://sb.co/dolphintank/

Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® programs are “helpful feedback-driven” pitch sessions designed to provide entrepreneurs with actionable insights from knowledgeable people. The Dolphin Tank isn’t about Sharks or Dragons or a competition for the best idea, it’s about channeling the expertise of the people in the room to provide connections and advice to help entrepreneurs take the next step.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Technology
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: Yes
Women-Centered: Yes
Access: In-person
Upfront Fees: Inquire with resource