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IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year (IFWEOY21) is our biggest funding program yet that rewards and celebrates extraordinary women entrepreneurs who have proven product-market fit, driven growth, and demonstrated a meaningful impact through their businesses. 

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Meet the winner

Arion Long


After experiencing a cancer-scare and learning that 80% of women lack feminine care access at some point in their lives, Arion launched Femly. Femly is a hi-tech feminine care company that increases access to healthier personal care alternatives. In 2018, they launched their first line of pads and panty liners made with 100% certified organic cotton that's grown sustainably in the United States. 



Meet the honorees

Amy Hsiao

Kitsby is a baking kit company, with an Asian-inspired dessert bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Their kits and mixes are sold on their website, with a selection of original recipes for desserts that are more adventurous than your typical brownie, with Kitsby, you can make cookies and cream puffs, matcha brownies, maple bacon pecan praline cookies, and more! 

Wanona Satcher

Makhers Studio is a green manufacturing and design-build firm that specializes in modular shipping container real estate, and revitalizes blighted properties into micro-manufacturing facilities. Their impact focus is solving the affordable housing crisis with sustainable construction and providing local workforce opportunities to marginalized communities. 

Cheryl Ingram

Inclusology is the only all in one DEI, (diversity, equity, and inclusion) is platform on the market. They help companies reduce bias in the workplace and increase employee retention through eLearning, assessments, benchmarking, and strategic planning.

Keely Cat-Wells

C Talent represents high profile Deaf and Disabled artists, athletes and influencers globally with the goal of normalizing disabled people being experts in subjects beyond disability. C Talent also provides disability and accessibility consulting for the entertainment industry and Fortune 500 companies. 

Kim Roxie

LAMIK Beauty is a tech-enabled clean color cosmetics company focusing on women of all diverse backgrounds. They have created an entire makeup line made with safe ingredients that fit every different skin tone. They have developed software with partner Algoface, that allows customers to virtually try on makeup for shade matching and best recommendations. 

Kristina Jones

Kristina Jones a 2x tech founder built Guardian Lane, the first on-demand content platform for children's counseling to help 14.3 Million affected by adverse childhood experiences and find fun ways to release toxic stress to avoid future mental and physical health issues. Guardian Lane sources counselors and therapists from across the country to create content children, families, schools and hospitals can use the moment they need it. 

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What is IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year?

IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year (IFWEOY21) is our biggest funding program yet that rewards and celebrates extraordinary women-owned businesses who have proven product-market fit, driven growth, and demonstrated a meaningful impact through their businesses.

What if my business doesn't fit into one of the eight business categories?

Pick the one that feels most like your business. Feel free to add a note explaining in one of the essay questions that follow in the application

Can I see the application questions before applying?

Yes, you can view all the application questions in advance here.

What is the grand prize for IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year 2021?

The IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 grand prize winner will receive a $100,000 equity investment.

What is an equity investment?

An equity investment is when an individual or a company invests money into a private or a public company to become a shareholder. In this case, IFundWomen, inc. will make a $100,000 investment into the grand prize winner’s company. 

What is the value of my company and how much are the shares worth to IFundWomen?

The value of your company can depend on a number of factors, like: 

  • If you already have equity investors in your company, IFundWomen will purchase shares at the fair market value of the company at the time of investment, using your standard term sheet and subscription agreement that your other investors used. 
  • If your company has never taken on an equity investor, IFundWomen will work with you and your lawyers to create a founder-friendly investment vehicle for your business, at this stage.
If my business status does not currently make me eligible to take on equity investment, am I still eligible to be IFWEOY21?

Yes! If you are an LLC or a C-Corp, you are already eligible to receive equity investment. If you are a sole proprietor, non-profit, general partnership, or an S-Corp, you can simply change how your business is registered and then collect your $100k equity investment prize if you are selected! 

When will the winner of IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year be announced?

The winner of IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year will be announced on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the program’s culminating celebration.

When is the application deadline?

The IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year application will be open until September 20, 2021.




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