2020 Rise Project Winners
Created to help bridge the funding gap for female founders, Stacy’s Rise Project™ has been connecting and empowering women business owners for years. Stacy’s® Pita Chips wasn’t always a household name, and resources such as advertising, expertise/mentorship and financial support helped this female-founded brand rise from a humble sandwich cart to nation’s supermarkets. These same resources are exactly what today’s women need to succeed—now more than ever—which is why Stacy’s® is offering 15 women $10,000 business grants, one-on-one executive mentorship, and a dedicated team of professionals creating, producing and strategically placing advertising on their behalf. Stacy’s is helping women rise with the opportunity to make their dreams a reality in the latest iteration of the Rise Project.
I’m the founder of Bestowed Essentials. Our certified vegan, cruelty-free personal care and home products are made by hand by our all-female team.
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I’m the founder of Bright Black. Our high-quality candles use scent as an artistic medium and a platform to share positive narratives about Blackness.
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I’m the founder of SoFine Food. Our line of Dress it Up dressings are made to be as wholesome as your salad. They’re simply crafted to elevate your meal.
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I’m the founder of Color My Story. Our virtual and live art classes and COLOR art kits help to promote healthy coping mechanisms to fight stress.
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I’m the founder of Everviolet. Our beautiful lingerie and loungewear adapts to changes in your body after treatment for breast cancer and other life events.
I’m the founder of Fair Anita. We partner with over 8,000 women in nine countries to create fair-trade jewelry and accessories made from recycled materials.
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I’m the founder of Femly. Our sustainable feminine care products provide women access to healthier alternatives to toxic products.
I’m the founder of Frönen Foods. Our non-dairy ice cream is made with only six ingredients or less. And without allergens, gums, or artificial flavors.
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I’m the founder of Hugo Coffee Roasters. A coffee company whose mission is to save dogs by roasting and selling coffee made with fair-trade and organic beans.
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I’m the founder of Just Date. Our 100% organic medjool date syrup is made from whole food plant sources. Make sweet decisions for long-term health.
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I’m the founder of Little Likes Kids. Our boutique toy company is designed for a new generation of kids by offering toys with decidedly diverse imagery.
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I’m the founder of NADI. Our USDA-certified organic Wild Rosehip Juices help create safe jobs for refugees and empower their communities.
I’m the founder of Progeny Coffee. Our coffee chain provides coffee transparency and support to help Colombian farmers out of the poverty loop.
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I’m the founder of Junita's Jar. A mission-driven cookie company creating conversations to educate and eliminate relationship violence against women.
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I’m the founder of Purpose Tea. A beverage company dedicated to helping female tea workers—the most exploited in the business of tea.