Funds $ 50K per team
Takes 5-10% equity
Funds 12 startups per year
Markets Consumer Health/Medical Software Consumer Products Life Sciences +3
Every day in America, women start more than 1,200 new companies. That number has doubled since 2011. But getting those ideas off the ground isn't easy.

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs is changing that.

Prosper Capital, part of Prosper Women Entrepreneurs, and its Startup Accelerator make investments in women-led technology, healthcare, and consumer product early-stage companies.

Who can apply to the Prosper Startup Accelerator?

Women!

We’re looking for women-led startups with a focus on technology, health sciences, and consumer products. We define a women-led business as a company with at least one woman in a position of leadership and significant and meaningful equity.

What companies can expect:

· $50,000, paid in two tranches with one at the beginning and one at the successful completion of the program

· Extensive hands-on training and mentoring matched to industry and company stage

· Curriculum designed specifically for women to help them scale ...
Every day in America, women start more than 1,200 new companies. That number has doubled since 2011. But getting those ideas off the ground isn't easy.

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs is changing that.

Prosper Capital, part of Prosper Women Entrepreneurs, and its Startup Accelerator make investments in women-led technology, healthcare, and consumer product early-stage companies.

Who can apply to the Prosper Startup Accelerator?

Women!

We’re looking for women-led startups with a focus on technology, health sciences, and consumer products. We define a women-led business as a company with at least one woman in a position of leadership and significant and meaningful equity.

What companies can expect:

· $50,000, paid in two tranches with one at the beginning and one at the successful completion of the program

· Extensive hands-on training and mentoring matched to industry and company stage

· Curriculum designed specifically for women to help them scale their businesses and raise follow-on capital

· Instructors who are leaders in their fields of technology, marketing, management and others.

· No need to relocate the company. All company CEOs/founders commit to being in St. Louis for the two days a week that the program is provided over the three month period.

· The program begins on August 25, 2015 and concludes on Demo Day, November 11, 2015.

· Exposure to a network of experts and possible capital sources

· The company provides an equity position in exchange for the cash investment and services.


The program culminates with a demo day, which gives companies an opportunity to pitch to a full house of business leaders, venture capitalists, angel investors, and potential clients. After graduation, our goal is to work hard to make sure our companies remain successful and continue to receive the support they need to grow.

Applications for the Spring 2015 accelerator class came from over 9 countries on 4 continents and represented a variety of industries. See the companies in the Spring 2015 class at www.prosperstl.com/companies-1.

Applications are open from May 1 to June 19 for the Fall 2015 class. Apply at www.f6s.com/prosperfall2015/apply.
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Allison Carmen My passion is the intersection of science, business, and utilitarian design
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Carol Matthews Managing Partner for Prosper Capital
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Jennifer Ehlen Managing Partner, Prosper Capital
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Mary Jo Gorman Lead Managing Partner, Prosper Capital; Managing Director, Golden Seeds; Founder, Advanced ICU Care; Chairman of the Board, HealthyMe
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Maxine Clark
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Maxine Clark I am the founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop. I now invest in women I and minority entrepreneurs in the consumer product space.
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Peter Finley Managing Director Serial Entrepreneur

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