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Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition

Published Dec 09, 2015 by Sarah Mote

Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition
"We believe in women entrepreneurs, their personal power and their power in the marketplace. This is why we have launched our inaugural Fellows Competition. We will identify 10 Fellows to become ambassadors for women entrepreneurs and to receive access to capital, education, mentorship and networking."

We do, too. That's why would like to see a veritable and copious flood of KC women entrepreneurs apply for the Tory Burch Foundation fellowships. Go make us proud. 

So who is Tory Burch?

If you don't already know, Tory Burch is an American fashion designer, businesswoman and philanthropist, who has won several fashion awards for her designs and who makes it her mission to help empower other women entrepreneurs.

Her foundation's mission is to empower women entrepreneurs through capital, education and networking programs. They recently launched their inaugural Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition. It’s a national competition, and we're hoping you can help us spread the word to KC entrepreneurs.

Here are the deets:

  •      APPLICATIONS will be accepted now through January 12, 2016.
         30 FINALISTS will be featured on the Tory Burch Foundation site and the public will vote for their favorite entrepreneur from March - April 2016.
  • 10 FELLOWS will be selected according to our evaluation criteria, which includes online voting (selected in May 2016).

In June 2016, the Fellows will participate in a three-day workshop in New York City hosted at the Tory Burch Headquarters. This will include mentorship, keynote speakers and an opportunity to meet Tory. Additionally, fellows will participate in a pitch competition before a panel of judges to determine one winner for a grant investment of $100,000. The ten Fellows will then be part of a one-year program that provides business guidance from the Tory Burch Foundation.

That's all sweet stuff, my friends.

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