ElevateHer

About ElevateHer - New York

HerSuiteSpot’s ElevateHer Program, sponsored by National Grid’s Project C is a 6-week program that creates opportunities for New York based women of color small business owners to gain a clearer understanding of their ideal customer, grow their business in the digital marketplace, develop a successful startup marketing strategy and receive funding. Each company accepted into the program will receive a $1,500 grant!

To qualify for the program, business owners must:

  • Identify as a woman
  • Identify as a woman of color
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a business registered for at least two year in New York State
  • Business is 51% owned by women of color
  • Already have a technology component incorporated in their business (i.e. website)
  • Generate a maximum of $100,000 annual business revenue

Selected small businesses will receive:

  • Workshops focused on identifying their ideal customer, building a digital business, startup marketing strategies and small business financial literacy
  • Equity free grant of $1,500
  • Membership to HerSuiteSpot Network
  • Business coaching
  • And more!

Program Dates: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 20, 26, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

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In order to qualify for the program, business owners must:

  • Identify as a woman
  • Identify as a woman of color
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a business registered for at least two year in New York State
  • Business is 51% owned by women of color
  • Already have a technology component incorporated in their business (i.e. website)
  • Generate a maximum of $100,000 annual business revenue

Selected small businesses will receive:

  • Workshops focused on identifying their ideal customer, building a digital business, startup marketing strategies and small business financial literacy
  • Equity free grant of $1,500
  • Membership to HerSuiteSpot Network
  • Business coaching

We’re looking for authentic leaders who take action, get things, have a growth mindset, are coachable, have a big vision, and want to collaborate with others so that everyone rises.

The programming for the ElevateHer Program will be delivered virtually with live workshops along with coaching sessions and online classes adopted from the HerSuiteSpot digital platform with experts in areas of Mindset, Money, Marketing and Media, the HerSuiteSpot 4 Pillars of Business Success. ElevateHer program participants can expect:

  • Weekly strategic working sessions with HerSuiteSpot coaches, guest speakers covering best practices business development, sales, legal, strategy, marketing, finance, operations, communication, public relations, and funding

  • Group coaching from a HerSuiteSpot Founder, Marsha Guerrier

  • A connected and collaborative community

Participating small business owners must agree to be fully present and engaged throughout the entire program, including all workshops, guest speakers, events, mentor office hours, etc. We do understand that life happens and things will come up, so we ask that you prioritize the program and communicate any conflict dates. Come with a growth mindset, no matter where you are in your business.

*Important Note: If your program offers grant funding upon completion, small business owners must meet all requirements, including workshop attendance, office hours attendance and presentations like demo day, in order to qualify to receive the grant. If a small business has to leave a program early, no matter what the conditions, the small business must forfeit the grant.

View each program for dates and more details.

Applications are now open for ElevateHer - New York

Application Deadline: September 2, 2022 11:59 p.m. EST