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  • Writer's pictureKaren Brittingham-Edmond

Flawless by Gabrielle Union Lift As We Climb Business Grant Application Opportunity!

Grant proposal Deadline April 19, 2023

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"Historically, there has been a significant gap in access to capital, expertise, and opportunities among Black female entrepreneurs. Flawless by Gabrielle Union is helping bridge this gap by awarding three Black female entrepreneurs $25,000 in financial support, a one-year LinkedIn Premium membership, and a mentorship session to help elevate your LinkedIn profile."

Eligibility requirements

  • "Must be 18+.

  • The company must be based and operated in the United States (open to U.S. residents and U.S.-based brands only).

  • The company must be in one of the following categories: fashion, skincare, or hair accessories/tools.

  • Must have an existing company website and social media presence.

  • Products are not in distribution at a major retailer.

  • Businesses must be past the ideation phase with a fully developed product or service with customers or ready for customers.


  • Eligible members must complete the application and submit it by the 4/19/23 deadline.

  • The completed application must be submitted with the following:

  1. Submit a two-page brand deck that includes a one-page executive summary and a one-page product overview.

  2. Submit a one-minute video that provides insight into your brand, purpose, point of differentiation, and how your brand plans to leverage the monetary grant. Video submissions cannot exceed 10 mb.

  3. Submit a high-resolution, headshot-type photo.

  • If any portion of the application is incomplete or not included, the applicant will be disqualified.


  • Judging is based on the overall quality of the brand deck.

  • Product packaging: does the product address a problem in an innovative way?

  • Brand video: clarity of business vision, mission, and brand plans.

  • The six selected finalists will pitch their businesses on May 10, 2023.

  • An Affidavit of Eligibility will be sent separately to the six finalists.


Eligible applicants must complete the application and submit it by April 19. To learn more about the Lift As We Rise, Grant, visit"


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