Economic growth is inextricably linked to women’s participation in the workforce. In many corners of the globe, women have limited access to opportunities and financial resources to build a life of their own; Shiffon, a luxury jewelry design enterprise, combines business and social purpose to break this cycle and empower women and girls globally.
What is the competition?
To overcome the challenges women face, Shiffon has launched a startup competition where 3 entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to kickstart initiatives in their respective countries.
The competition is open to budding entrepreneurs passionate about launching enterprises related to fashion, food and security.
What is the prize?
Shiffon is offering three $5,000 prizes and mentorship from leading tech companies to successful applicants.
Who can apply?
Applications are open to those who are in the ideation/early stages of a social venture, or are launching a new subsidiary or offshoot of an existing social enterprise.
Submissions are not only limited to women; men with initiatives whose purpose is to support women’s empowerment are welcome to apply.
Shiffon was launched by two Harvard University students determined to foster a world where women and girls from around the world are empowered to pursue boundless opportunities. Made with ethically-sourced material, 50% of Shiffon’s proceeds go towards women empowerment; social good is woven into every aspect of the business. Shiffon actively collaborates with partners including United Nations Women and the Startup Girl foundation.
Terms and conditions
Shiffon will take a 2.5% equity in the company to assist in the enterprises’ growth.