At SheEO we are committed to supporting women-led Ventures that are revenue- generating and building a better world.
Our criteria is simple.
- Are you going to exceed $50K in revenue in your most recent year end or by the time you apply?
- Are you majority women-owned (51%+)?
- Are you majority women-led? For SheEO, this means that the senior leadership role of CEO (if no CEO then President) is held by a woman.
- Are you able to answer the question of how your Venture is creating a new model, new mindset, or new solution to better humanity?
- Do you operate in the US, Canada or New Zealand?
Our application process is straightforward.
- Ventures introduce themselves to the network by answering 12 key questions about their business. No attachments, no pitch decks, no jargon.
- Those selected as Top 25 Ventures will be asked to validate their financials, and submit a 1 minute video about their business.
Activators select Ventures with the following in mind.
- Would you buy or refer this product or service?
- Does the entrepreneur have what it takes to lead this company?
- Do you think this business is creating a better world (is it a new mindset, new model or new solution in how they run their business or in their product and service)?
- Is the business exporting to other countries or have export potential?
As a SheEO Venture
- Receive a low-interest loan on a five-year term and a personalized Venture Retreat
- Receive one year of world-class coaching and support from our Guided Development Team
- Gain access to a network of radically generous women who commit to support your success by opening up their vast networks and expertise and leverage their buying power for your products and service
- In addition, the Top 25 gain access to the SheEO online community where you can connect with hundreds of radically generous women to grow your business and a special invitation to our annual Summit & Gala
The 12 Application Questions
- Why You? Why Now? – Why are you the person to solve the problem your business is addressing? Why is now the right time?
- Describe your Venture today and the vision for the future?
- How is your Venture a new mindset, new model or new solution to better humanity?
- How do you make money? What is your current business model?
- How much money have you raised from other sources? Please enter in all relevant loans, grants, and other forms of financing you have received in the past.
- How many more months can your business operate given the money you currently have in the bank?
- What are your three major pain points that you need help with?
- How would you use this loan to grow your business?
- Do you have a co-founder? If so, how do you divide up roles and responsibilities? Tell us about your team (number of members, experience, roles and responsibilities).
- Tell us about a time when you’ve experienced Radical Generosity
- Are you currently working with a mentor or advisor or coach. Why? Why not?
- How has your business model evolved over time?
If you are interested in becoming a 2018 SheEO Venture, please fill out the form below and we will notify you when applications open.