City of Atlanta
The City of Atlanta Women’s
72 Marietta Street
Atlanta GA 30303
This message is effective for Tuesday, January 19, 2016: Please note, the application period for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative is now closed. Additional details for the opening date will be forthcoming soon. Please check back here frequently for updated information on the revised application opening date.
What is WEI
Through a competitive selection process, 15 women entrepreneurs will be selected to “incubate” their business at WEI, in a technologically advanced environment, designed to foster and promote interaction and engagement with their likeminded counterparts. Through an ecosystem of educational resources, access to funding assistance and mentorship, the women will grow their businesses, over the course of 15 months, and then transition the business back into the City of Atlanta at the culmination of that period. Specifically, WEI will provide the selected businesses with the following tools:
- use of the center’s innovative work space as a business incubator
- a network of expert, seasoned mentors and consultants from the business and entrepreneurship communities
- refinement of business plans
- marketing and branding identification and strategic development
- targeted financial education
- legal advice and planning assistance
- measurable business growth and progress metrics
The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative will function as both an incubator for existing women business owners to accelerate their business growth, while also providing community outreach, educational workshops and mentorship engagement, to emerging business owners and future entrepreneurs.
Who Can Apply?
Ideal candidates for entry into the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative should meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Woman-owned business, locally based, who reside in and/or are licensed to do business, within the City of Atlanta
- Business maturity of 2 years and/or:
- Total profit from business of $30,000
- 1-5 employees
- Submission of application and participation in pitch competition to selection panel
Where will we be located?
WEI will be housed in the Flatiron Building – an exciting redevelopment space in downtown Atlanta, entirely dedicated to serving as an entrepreneurial destination for emerging and existing entrepreneurs.