FedEx have recently announced the 30 grant recipients of the FedEx Entrepreneur Fund. This is a new program designed to support veterans and small business owners with disabilities by providing access to funding, resources and networks to help them succeed. The fund will provide grants of $10,000 each to the 30 small businesses selected, for a total of $300,000, in collaboration with Hello Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN).
We are excited and honored to offer this opportunity to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners with disabilities, As an enthusiastic advocate for small businesses, FedEx is always looking for new ways to support entrepreneurs in different industries with a range of missions and backgrounds. Collaborations with Hello Alice and GEN allow us to continue to help these small businesses grow and succeed.– Jenny Robertson, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Communications, FedEx Services
In addition to identifying as a military-connected owner or an entrepreneur with disabilities, all 30 FedEx Entrepreneur Fund recipients have fewer than 25 employees, made no more than $7 million in annual gross revenue in 2021, and clearly demonstrated how $10,000 will help them support their business and customers.
Grant recipients will be celebrated November 14 – 20 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a movement led by GEN with support from FedEx, to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.
All grant applicants receive free access to Hello Alice’s platform full of tools and resources, small business owner events, workshops, ask me anything sessions and fireside chats.