Stacy's Rise Project finalists in a group photo.

About the Rise Project

Staying true to our roots as a female-founded brand, Stacy’s is committed to empowering and supporting women entrepreneurs on their paths to establishing successful businesses.

To further our mission, Stacy’s launched the Rise Project, a program dedicated to helping women grow their food and beverage ventures through funding, mentorship, and community. To date, Stacy’s has invested more than $300,000 to #HelpWomenRise.

the winner

Stacy's Rise Project winner, Hannah Hong.

Hannah Hong

Founder of Hakuna Brands

Hakuna Brands makes delicious, indulgent frozen treats that truly satisfy with the goodness of 100% plant-based ingredients and no refined sugar. Hakuna Brands relies on real, wholesome ingredients that are vegan and non-GMO to create our non-dairy frozen desserts (nicecreams).

runner ups

limited edition designs

To commemorate Women’s History Month, last March six female illustrators created award-winning limited-edition bags, each representing a critical step on the journey to becoming a female entrepreneur. Now, together with our friends at Kroger, three of these bags are available for in-store purchase just in time for Nov. 19th, National Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.