Have you ever had a passion project that you wanted to launch or work on but it sat on the back burner for whatever reason? After nearly 2 years this passion idea has finally came to life.
The Tease Tea Founders Fund is evidence that it is never too early or too late to start giving back during the entrepreneurial process. Someone once told me that the world doesn’t just need one company but we need thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs who are driven by passion, purpose and profit to really make a difference.
I felt that it wasn’t enough to just be compassionate but that you must act - and with less than 8% of funding going to women - owned businesses, it’s important that we truly support one another and pay it forward whenever we can and truly live out the value of women supporting women.
The Tease Tea Founders Fund is a four-month online program that is designed to help support women-identified entrepreneurs to support their early-stage growth and development. All participants will receive access to mentorship, online resources and the top 2 finalists will then also receive up to $20,000 in funding to accelerate their business further.
Tease Tea, has committed to the first $5,000 for the Founders Fund alongside other founding partners who have contributed financially in order to make this fund available: Komal Minahs, Kiersten Hanly, Greg Mcdonald, Karlyn Percil, Kim Kirton, Chivon John & The Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
The Tease Tea Founders Fund has been a labour of love, and wouldn’t be possible without our funders, mentors or community partners. There are only 7 days left until applications close, we want to be able to impact as many people as possible, so please spread this among your network. Also, if you still want to get involved - remember it’s never too early or TOO late to start paying it forward - send me a DM if you’re interested in learning more.
Our team wants applicants to succeed and give the best shot at the application process- so if applicants have any questions about the application please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, our team that is assisting with the application process won't be part of the selection committee.
Applications close May 3rd, 2019 - details can be found here!
Founder + CEO @ Tease Tea