THE FELLOWS PROGRAM

Founders grow their businesses through workshops, coaching sessions, network-building opportunities, and financial resources, culminating with a company presentation
and trip to New York City

THE FELLOWS PROGRAM

Founders grow their businesses through workshops, coaching sessions, network-building opportunities, and financial resources, culminating with a company presentation and trip to New York City

DIGITAL EDUCATION

Immerse yourself in a mix of live workshops, specialized working groups and selections from our video and article library

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

A $5,000 business education grant, plus access to $0 interest loans via Kiva

PREMIER PEER NETWORK

Collaborate with your cohort, program alumni, and advisors through online networking and small group sessions

FELLOWS LAB

Put the year’s learning to use in a culminating company presentation to experts who offer guidance on your main business challenges

SPOTLIGHT ON FELLOWS

“The Tory Burch Foundation has been pivotal in my entrepreneurial success. [Tory’s] support was a key factor in me becoming the 36th Black woman ever to raise over $1 million in venture capital for my own fashion brand.”

Autumn Adeigbo
CEO/founder, Autumn Adeigbo

“The community was the reason I applied for the fellowship. It has exceeded my expectations, in terms of the caliber of founders and their willingness to support one another and share resources. Incredible.”

Tamar Miller
Bells & Becks

“I have been in a few other fellowships and accelerators, and without a doubt this was the most complete experience with the best mentors and the most amazing women!”

Sofia Deleon
El Merkury

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PROGRAM CRITERIA

Learn more about the requirements for you and your business.

  • A woman entrepreneur who owns the largest or equal stake in a qualifying business that is majority (51% or more) owned and controlled by women
  • 21 years or older as of the application due date, November 3, 2022
  • Proficient in English
  • A legal resident of the United States and its territories
  • For profit, from any industry
  • Early-stage (one to five years of operations preferred)
  • Generating revenues (minimum of $75,000 strongly preferred)
  • Formed under United States law and operating in the United States and its territories

Answers to your most common Fellowship questions. Want more information? Register for an information session on October 6 or October 18 at 1PM ET.

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Founder and business eligibility, timeline and more

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PROGRAM TIMELINE

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

Applications Open

NOVEMBER 3, 2022

Applications Close

SPRING 2023

50 Fellows Selected

SUMMER 2023

Year-long Fellowship Begins

APPLICATIONS OPEN

Apply by November 3, 2022, 11:59PM ET

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FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IMPACT

27% SURPASSED $1M+ SALES

compared to 4.2% of all women-owned businesses

15% RAISED VENTURE CAPITAL

compared to less than 3% of women founders

94% REMAIN IN BUSINESS

while nationally 50% of businesses fail in the first 5 years

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